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Congratulations, Mary Ernst

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Local Teacher Honored with the Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Award

Battelle for Kids recently recognized Mary Ernst, a teacher from Springmyer Elementary School, as a distinguished educator for her tremendous impact on her students, colleagues and community. Mrs. Ernst was among 33 teachers from across Ohio to receive the 2017 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Award as a representative of excellence in the teaching profession. The awards were presented during a program at the Educators Connect for Success Conference in Columbus on June 8.

Celebrate Teaching is Battelle for Kids’ commitment to celebrate, support, and inspire great teaching. Since 2012, the organization has recognized nearly 300 outstanding teachers with the Distinguished Educator Award who have shown powerful results in the classroom. The 2017 Class of Distinguished Educators were selected for demonstrating evidence of great teaching in multiple ways—including academic, non-cognitive, and community measures.

“This recognition is a reminder to all that teachers impact students in so many ways by helping them to grow academically, socially, and emotionally,” said Dr. Karen K. Garza, President and CEO of Battelle for Kids. “Congratulations to all the outstanding teachers in the 2017 Class of Distinguished Educators, and thank you for your work as a representative of the thousands of teachers across Ohio who give so selflessly of themselves to teach our children.”

Visit www.CelebrateTeaching.org to learn more about Celebrate Teaching and the 2017 Class of Distinguished Educators.

About Battelle for Kids
With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle for Kids is a national, not-for-profit organization committed to collaborating with school districts and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student. Learn more at www.BattelleforKids.org.