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Cortland, OH – Melissa Kmetz, a third grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Lakeview Local Schools, has been named the 2023 Ohio Teacher of the Year. Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephanie Siddens made the surprise public announcement today during a schoolwide assembly at Lakeview Elementary School.
With nearly two decades as an educator, Kmetz is beginning her 17th year teaching English language arts to Lakeview Elementary students. During her time at Lakeview Elementary, she is known for making learning connections that go beyond the classroom.