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2019 Award Winners

And the 2019 OCSS Award Winners Are…

           

EMERGING SOCIAL STUDIES LEADER

Lucas George 

Franklin High School

Franklin City Schools 

Grades 9-12 Social Studies

 Nominator: Zachary Katris 

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Andy Janig 

Reading High School 

Reading City Schools 

Nominator: Dennis Ramsey

Reading High School Mock Trial Team


Social Studies Leader

Corbin Moore

    Past President, OCSS
    Assistant Program Director for Assessment, Gifted, & ESL
    Hamilton City Schools

    Nominator: OCSS Executive Board




    2018 Award Winners

     

    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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