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2018 Award Winners

And the 2018 OCSS Award Winners Are…

 

Emerging Social Studies Leader Award

  • Rebecca Fork
    • Port Clinton City Schools, Port Clinton High School
  • Nominator: Gary Steyer & Todd Buck

Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher Award

  • Joan Connor
    • Southwest Local Schools, Etna Elementary
    • Nominator: Derek Hinkle

Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher Award

  • Caitlin Rudisell
    • Three Rivers Local School District, Taylor High School
    • Nominator: Dan Perlman

2018 Social Studies Leader Award

  • Jared Reitz
    • Retired Director of Programs, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education
    • Nominator: Nancy Patterson

Jared

Mr. Jared Reitz has been at the center of statewide and national efforts to enhance civics and social studies education in classrooms and communities. Jared served for 30 years as a social studies teacher in Piqua City Schools. For over 15 years, Reitz served as director of programs for the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. During that time, Reitz helped develop the Middle School Mock Trial program and expand the We the People program to elementary and middle school students. Jared continues his efforts to promote high quality social studies by serving on the Conference Committee, and by serving as Historian, on the Executive Board of the Ohio Council for the Social Studies.

 

Each year OCSS bestows awards to exceptional social studies teachers and leaders. These awards are presented at the organization’s annual conference. For more information, including how to nominate a colleague, go to /Emerging-Social-Studies-Leader-Award.


OCSS 2017 Award Winners


Congratulations to the 2017 OCSS Award Winners 

Dr. Jim Sheehan Pre-service Social Studies Teacher Award Winners

 Name of Institution Student’s full name Nominating Professor
Ohio University Benjamin Bruns Michael Kopish
Xavier University Caroline W. Ray Thomas A. Kessinger
The University of Akron Austin Westfall Brad Maguth
University of Cincinnati Olivia Nietupski Deena Little
Miami University Donnie Ballard Thomas Misco
Bowling Green State Univ. Holly Bauer Nancy Patterson

Emerging Social Studies Leader Award Winner

  • Meaghan Goubeaux, Washington High School (Canton, Ohio)

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher Award Winner

  • Ann Kramer, Riverview Elementary School (Hamilton, Ohio)
  • Justin Scott Hambrick, Springfield High School (Springfield Ohio)

Social Studies Leader Award Winner

  • Jim Lane   

OCSS Humanitarian Award

  • Mark Godsey, Director, Ohio Innocence Project (Cincinnati, Ohio)



Award Winners 2016

 

Congratulations to the 2016 OCSS Award Winners 

 Laura Moxley- OCSS Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award 

 Jennifer Tritschuh- OCSS Social Studies Secondary Outstanding Teacher Award 

 Andrew Carr – OCSS Social Studies Emerging Leader Award

 Katie Kern-Blystone – OCSS Social Studies Emerging Leader Award

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Congratulations to the 2016 OCSS Award Winners 

 Laura Moxley- OCSS Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award 

 Jennifer Tritschuh- OCSS Social Studies Secondary Outstanding Teacher Award 

 Andrew Carr – OCSS Social Studies Emerging Leader Award

 Katie Kern-Blystone – OCSS Social Studies Emerging Leader Award

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2016 Award Winner Bios

2016 Award Presentation


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