New Ohio Teacher Fellow joins Department of Education


As Mona Al-Hayani winds down her 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year duties, she is stepping into a new role as the 2020 Ohio Teacher Fellow at the Ohio Department of Education. The concept of a yearlong fellowship following the initial Ohio Teacher of the Year recognition period began in 2018-2019, when 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year Jonathan Juravich served as the Department’s teacher-in-residence.
During, the one-year sabbatical from her role as a history teacher at Toledo Early College High School, Al-Hayani will promote teacher voice, teacher leadership and better recognizing teachers statewide. Al-Hayani has been the director of Human Trafficking and Social Justice issues for the Toledo Federation of Teachers for five years, spearheading efforts to create and implement human trafficking awareness and prevention training and curriculum for school personnel and students. She also is the chair of the School Education subcommittee for the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition. She will continue to focus on human trafficking prevention education as part of her fellowship.
Learn more about the Ohio Teacher of the Year program and the Ohio Teacher Fellowship.