We have great teachers and support professionals in Worthington. Every day our educators go above and beyond to make a positive difference in the lives of our kids and our families. I’m incredibly thankful to work with these committed professionals. With that in mind, I am excited to announce the kick-off for this year’s Worthington Educational Foundation (WEF) Honor an Educator Program. While our long winter and chilly spring make it especially hard to believe, we will soon be closing the books on the 2014-15 school year! The last day of classes for our students is fast approaching and as it does, I understand that many parents, students, alumni and community members are thinking of ways to show their appreciation to the teachers, staff and administrators who help to make our schools the best. Finding the appropriate way to adequately thank these individuals can be a difficult task. The Trustees of the Worthington Educational Foundation are proud to provide a way for you to honor such individuals in a uniquely meaningful way.
Outstanding teachers, administrators and staff members are the essence of the Worthington School District’s reputation of excellence in education. To help students and families show appreciation for our educators’ commitment, the WEF has developed the Honor an Educator Program. Donations in any amount can be made to the Worthington Educational Foundation. You may honor a teacher, administrator or staff member who is currently on staff or someone who has been important in the past to your children. Those honored will receive a letter and award certificate from the WEF which will be presented in front of their classroom. Additionally, they will be recognized in a community publication.
Choosing to recognize an individual through this program will not only honor that special person, but will be a future legacy of that appreciation as a direct benefit to the students of the Worthington Schools through the WEF grants that are awarded annually to the teachers and schools. The WEF is a community-wide tax-exempt 501 (c )(3) organization dedicated to making the educational experience of our children something extraordinary. Funds are raised to allow grants to be awarded to teachers to provide projects and experiences beyond the basic curriculum. Grants are awarded three times per year to teachers (by application).
To honor a teacher, administrator or staff member of the Worthington Schools, you can complete the nomination form and donation online via the WEF website through this link: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/WorthingtonEducationalFoundat_1/HonorEducator.html
(All donations are tax deductible.)
Thank you for all you do to help make our schools great!
-Trent Bowers, Assistant Superintendent