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Video captures Ohio Teacher of the Year surprise

9/20/2021

Recently, the Department announced that Oberlin High School’s Kurt Russell is Ohio’s 2022 Teacher of the Year. In a new video from the Department, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria shares how he surprised Russell with the news that he would receive the honor. Visit the Ohio Teacher of the Year webpage to watch the surprise and see Russell’s reaction.

Since its inception in 1964, the Ohio Teacher of the Year program annually identifies exceptional teachers statewide celebrating their effective work in and out of the classroom. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for professional learning to exemplary teachers as leaders and advocates for public education.