The Bellefontaine Rotary Club invites you to nominate a teacher for a 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Award. Any state certified teacher of grades pre-K through 12, who is employed by an accredited school in Logan County, Ohio, is eligible for nomination for one of the three awards. Past recipients of this award are not eligible. The spouse and/or children of any current officer or board member of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club or Excellence in Teaching committee member are not eligible for consideration during the current year. Awards will be presented during the month of May 2016, at a Bellefontaine Rotary Club recognition luncheon. Students, colleagues, parents, administrators or the general public may nominate. Teachers may not nominate themselves.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, February 22, 2016.

A list of past recipients is provided below.

* 1. Teacher (Nominee) Information

* 2. Nominator Information

* 3. In your own words, please describe what impact this teacher has had on students. Type your description in the area designated for this purpose within this online form. Please describe how the nominee improves student achievement and improves the lives of students beyond academics. How does this teacher work in innovative and creative ways to support high-quality teaching and learning?

Type your nomination essay in this box:



1992-93 James King, Alice Maier, Kristine Swisher
1993-94 Mary Gillespie, Spencer Reames, Ann Wildermuth
1994-95 Beth Harman, Sara Stahler, Kim Cline
1995-96 Penny Cummings, Phil Forsythe, Jennifer Thompson
1996-97 Nancy Hempstead, Sherri Morehouse, Kristine Mount
1997-98 Lisa Sulich, LeAnne Poppe, Heather Neer
1998-99 Joe Antram, Benjamin Davis, Susan Bowen Shultz
1999-00 Michael Norris, Melissa Pugh, Rodney Yoder
2000-01 Joe Horn, Kris Harper, Lois Stoll
2001-02 Melanie Fry, Valerie Robb, Michael Suman
2002-03 JoAnne Brademeyer, Paula Naragon, JoEtta Spain
2003-04 Kris Crockett, Christy Foust, Gretchen Powell
2004-05 Robin Curley, Shirley DeWeese, Donna Elson
2005-06 Nada Brown, Rebecca Crisler, Jennifer Davis
2006-07 Jill McKelvey, Holly Powers, Matt Young
2007-08 Luann Schmitmeyer, Kim Smith, Brian Sutton
2008-09 Sue Chaney, Marybeth Motasem, Deborah Purcell
2009-10 Jill Young, Chris Crissinger, Terry Nelson
2010-11 Karen Scott, Donna Miller, Linda Knight
2011-12 Keith Pettit, Peter Raatz, Nelly Hughes
2012-13 Cathy Ulmer, Tom Carrig, Bruce Smith
2013-14 Mike Kouse, Katie Rychener, Mary Smith
2014-15 Lauren Burkhardt, Art Stormer, Monica Young

Thank you for submitting this nomination.

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Gump at or at (937) 441-9158.