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Prentiss named to 2012 All-County Teaching Team

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Jennifer Prentiss, a Barberton Middle School teacher, was named to the 2012 All-County Teaching Team. (Photo courtesy of Shannon English Marketing)

Here is a list of the teachers who were named to the 2012 All-County Teaching Team at the Summit County Education Celebration. The biography is courtesy of Shannon English Marketing.

Barberton City Schools

Jennifer Prentiss

Math, Grade 5, Barberton Middle School

Jennifer Prentiss has been teaching in the Barberton School District for 14 years. She has been involved in the Levy Committee, Building Leadership Team, Math Mapping Committee, Safety Team, and Text Book Pilot Committee. She has been married for 15 years to her husband, Lee, and has a son named Jake and a daughter named Emma. Jennifer enjoys running, hiking, reading, crafts, and cake decorating. While her favorite aspect of being a teacher is the excitement of new discoveries, challenges, and adventures, her philosophy is that, “All students can learn when they are accepted for who they are and where they are in their educational journey. I truly want to ignite the spark of learning in all of my students.” Jennifer hopes to find ways to grow as an educator so she may find new ways to reach her students. Making a difference in each student’s life is very important to her.

Nominator: “Jennifer is a motivational teacher who develops a deep rapport with her students. She is genuine in her dealings with students, staff, and parents, and has that special spark that motivates kids to bring out their personal best!”

Akron Public Schools: John Bennett, Grade 1, Portage Path Elementary School

Copley-Fairlawn City Schools: David Edmonds, German, I-AP, Copley High School

Coventry Local Schools: Kathleen Parker, Multiple Disabilities, Grades 3-5, Erwine Middle School

Cuyahoga Falls City Schools: Steve Newlon, American History and Financial Literacy, Grades 9-12, Cuyahoga Falls High School

Green Local Schools, Patty Berardi, Language Arts, Grade 9, Green Local Schools

Hudson City Schools: Steve VanderSchie, Language Arts and Social Studies, Grade 5, Hudson City Schools

Manchester Local Schools: Michael Ankrom, Government, Global Studies, and Current Issues, Grade 12, Manchester High School

Mogadore Local Schools: Jennifer Ritch, Language Arts, Grades 9-11, Mogadore High School

Nordonia City Schools: Crystal Dangler, Kindergarten, Ledgeview Elementary

Norton City Schools: James McBride, Language Arts, Grades 11-12, Norton High School

Portage Lakes Career Center: Kirk Raymond, Visual Imaging and Design, Grades 11-12, Portage Lakes Career Center

Revere Local School District: Bob Pierson, Art, Grades 9-12, Revere High School

Springfield Local Schools: Dena Scrimo, Kindergarten, Roosevelt Elementary

Stow-Munroe Local Schools: Kelly Lanci, Library/Media Specialist, Grades 9-12, Stow-Munroe Falls High School

Tallmadge City Schools: Justin Christopher, Gateway to Technology, Grades 6-8, Tallmadge Middle Schools

Twinsburg City Schools: Leslie Smith, Grade 3, Bissell Elementary School

Woodridge City Schools: Mary Ann Krawczonek, Algebra, Grade 9, Woodridge High School

Parochial Schools: Jennifer Smee, Reading and Language Arts, Grades 4-6, Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School

Private Schools: Erik Korvne, Language Arts and Reading, Grade 8, Old Trail School


2012 All-County Rookie Nominees

Antoine Pastor: Visual Art: Ceramics, Painting, Art 1, Photography, 3-D Design, Grades 9 - 12, Copley High School

Carli Jones: Grade First, Green Primary School

Mark Yokum: Science, Grade 8, Manchester Middle School

Rebecca Naumann: English, Reading, Math and Life Skills
Grades 5 – 8, Norton City Schools

Matthew Laurenzi: Language Arts, Grade 6, Revere Middle School

Annie Knight: Intervention Tutoring, Grades 9 – 12, Springfield High School

Russell Chappell: Geometry, Algebra II, Grades 9 – 12, Twinsburg High School

Maureen Farris:  Special Education, Grades 3 -5, Woodridge Intermediate School

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