Since its inception in 1964, the Ohio Teacher of the Year program annually identifies exceptional teachers statewide celebrating their effective work in and outside the classroom. Nominations come from public traditional and community school administrators, students, parents, peers and community members. Following an in-depth nomination process, 11 State Board of Education districts selected regional 2020 Teachers of the Year. A panel of education and community stakeholders will select state finalists to interview from the pool of State Board district honorees to finally select the 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year.


Teachers of the Year for State Board Districts

Tonya Thorbahn
Bigelow Hill Intermediate
Findlay City Schools
State Board District 1

Tonya Thorbahn

Finalist
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Mary Darr
Perkins Briar Middle School
Perkins Local Schools
State Board District 2

Mary Darr

Matthew Szozda
WO Cline Elementary 
Centerville City Schools
State Board District 3

Matthew Szozda

Leila Kubesch​
Norwood Middle School
Norwood City Schools
State Board District 4

Leila Kubesch

Sharyn Kish
Memorial Elementary
Brunswick City Schools
State Board District 5

Sharyn Kish

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Cecelia Peirano 
Ohio State School
for the Blind
State Board District 6

Cecelia Peirano

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David Murduck 
Champion Middle School 
Champion Local Schools
State Board District 7

David Murduck

Finalist
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Tiffany Lewis
Volney Rogers Elementary 
Youngstown City Schools
State Board District 8

Tiffany Lewis

Robert Niedermeyer 
STEM Middle at Baldwin Road Junior High 
Reynoldsburg City Schools
State Board District 9

Robert Niedermeyer

Finalist
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Andrea Harpen 
Blanchester
High School
Blanchester Local Schools
State Board District 10

Andrea Harpen

Rick Wakefield
Maple Heights High School
Maple Heights City Schools
State Board District 11

Richard Wakefield

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