Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Cincinnatus Association honors top educators

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnatus Association will honor a teacher, an administrator and a community volunteer for their service to education as part of an awards ceremony next month at Northern Kentucky University.

This year’s awards and recipients are:

 

  • Cincinnatus Woodward Trust Distinguished Teacher Award for Cincinnati Public Schools:  West Davis, teacher, Woodward Career Technical High School.
  • James N. Jacobs Award for Outstanding Administration in Cincinnati Public Schools:  Christina Russo, Principal, Winton Hills Academy.
  • John E. Pepper Award for Outstanding Volunteer in Public Education for Cincinnati Public Schools:John Sherman, E.W. Scripps Company, Oyler School.

 

 

 

The awards will be presented on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of a dinner at NKU’s Student Union Ballroom. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., with the awards and a program to follow. NKU President James C. Votruba will deliver the keynote address.

 

Also as part of the evening, the colleges of education at NKU, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati will jointly present their 3C Outstanding Educator awards, honoring innovative teachers who actively participate in the school community beyond the expectation of their teaching duties. The 2012 recipients are Michelle Kahny, Our Lady of Victory; Marsha Ann Corbitt, John Foster Elementary; and Lisa Johnson Lokesak, New Haven Elementary.

 

For tickets and reservations, RSVP by Tuesday, January 31 to (859) 572-6069 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="line-height: 1.3em;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost is $35.

 

Contact for comment/additional information: Cincinnatus President Al DeJarnett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="line-height: 1.3em;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Monday, Jan. 24, 2011

The Cincinnatus Association salutes top educators

 

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Cincinnatus Association will honor three educators from the Cincinnati Public Schools next month as part of an awards ceremony at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

Selected for this year’s awards are:

 

  • Woodward Trust Outstanding Teacher: Mrs. Maria Lang, English as a Second Language, Grades 7&8, Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies, Cincinnati.
  • Jacobs Award – Outstanding CPS Administrator: Mrs. Jessica Shelly, RS, REHS, MBA, food service director
  • Pepper Award for Outstanding Volunteer: Mr. Joe Wilmers

 

 

 

The three awards will be presented on Tuesday, Feb. 8, as part of a dinner at XU’s Cintas Center Banquet Room.  The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., with the awards and a program to follow.

 

The evening will include remarks by Dr. Jim Mahoney, executive director of Battelle for Kids, a Columbus-based nonprofit thatspecializes the creation and use effective educational strategies in schools.

 

For tickets and reservations, RSVP by Monday, January 31 to Xavier ‘s Office of Special Events at 513-745-3571 or  by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="line-height: 1.3em;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost is $35.

 

The chair and membership of the Program Panel are pending.

The Program Panel assists in planning programming for the monthly meetings. Most programs are designed and coordinated by the topical panel involved. The Excellence in Education Panel, for example, oversees programming on education topics.

The “Leader to Leader” program is rooted in the Cincinnatus Association’s effort to help Rosa Blackwell, then the superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, achieve a major goal of her strategic plan: improve the leadership and management capabilities of the CPS school principals.

The program, now starting its 7th year, fosters leader relationships between business leaders and principals for enhanced leadership knowledge and experience. These leader relationships are based on mutual respect for each other’s knowledge and experience and a trust that shared information will be confidential. There are 12 business to business relationships currently, with the likelihood more will be added this year.

The value of the program can be best illustrated by a comment from the longest term principal in the program: “My mentor is a coach, friend and a trusted confident. The experience has been invaluable both professionally and personally.”