Mark Lowrie is the 2024 Ohio Teacher of the Year

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Melissa KmetzMark Lowrie

Mark Lowrie teaches broadcast journalism at Gahanna Lincoln High School. A graduate of Ohio University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication, Lowrie worked 12 years in broadcast TV before earning his master’s degree in education at the University of Akron and his integrated language arts 7-12 license. Since then, Lowrie has twice built Ohio’s most honored school broadcasting program.

In four years at Gahanna Lincoln, Lowrie designed four new courses and increased TV class enrollment from 27 to 130. His students produce Lincoln Live, a live newscast streamed throughout the school and on multiple social media platforms to provide the district a public relations channel. Previously, Lowrie spent 18 years at Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst producing their live, daily newscast, Steele News Live.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has honored Lowrie’s students with seven National Student Production Awards (SPA) and 79 Regional SPAs. Also known as the Student Emmys, Lowrie’s students led the nation with three National SPAs in 2022, including Best Newscast and the National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Award, which honors the top four broadcast programs nationally.

Lowrie has served as varsity football assistant coach, assistant athletic director, National Honor Society Advisor and union-negotiating team member. Lowrie received the 2022 Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Fellowship. He earned a Master of Arts in school leadership from Concordia University (Chicago) and his Professional Principal License (5-12).

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