Ohio Teacher of the Year selected
Debra J. McDonald of Wadsworth was named 2014 Ohio Teacher of the Year on Nov. 6. McDonald, a 19-year-teaching veteran, has taught high school students for the past eight years in the Early Childhood Education and Care program at the Wayne County Schools Career Center. She also operates a fully functioning preschool at the career center where her students gain practical experiences as assistants.
McDonald, who holds the master teacher certification, has guided several students towards national recognition for their skills and knowledge through competitions of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America. She has served in a leadership capacity with that organization on the national, state and local levels, as she has with the state’s Resident Educator Program and with development of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System. For more information about McDonald and the Ohio Teacher of the Year program, see the department’s website.