Anthony Coy-Gonzalez is the 2021 Ohio Teacher of the Year
Anthony Coy-Gonzalez is a teacher of the Deaf at the Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus, Ohio. After attending Flagler College and earning a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Education and Elementary Education, Coy-Gonzalez moved back home to Ohio to give back to his community. He has served teaching high school English, leadership development, family and consumer science, as well as upper elementary at the school. He is passionate about hands-on learning and making an impression on students with humor, emotion, a little magic, and opportunities to live through learning. Coy- Gonzalez returned to Flagler College to pursue specialized learning and research for his student population and earned a Master of Arts in Deaf Education.
Coy-Gonzalez has served as union representative for the Ohio School for the Deaf for six years, five of which have been served as an executive board member for the State Council of Professional Educators. In addition, he supports the Parent Teacher Association and has been an officer of the organization since 2015. He craves partnership with the community and an outward lens to his instruction. He works to connect students with community role-models and encourages his classes to be civically minded young citizens. A theme in his approach to education is making learning fun, challenging, and an empowering experience for students. He values his partnership with families, colleagues, and the community who truly make the difference for his students.
He is currently on sabbatical from the classroom and on loan to the Ohio Department of Education as the Ohio Teacher Fellow through June 2022.
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