2016-2017 GEM Award Recipients

2016-2017 GEM AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
 
Sponsors Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s GEM Awards.  Now in its fourteenth year, the GEM Awards program, which stands for Great Educator Mentor, recognizes volunteers and district staff who go above and beyond for students in Westerville schools.
Each building solicits nominations and a committee comprised of staff and parents/caregivers selects an honoree.  In addition, a committee with district-wide representation selects one business recipient and four individuals for contributions that impact more than one building or the district as a whole.
GEM Award recipients will be recognized during a special session of the Westerville Board of Education on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Westerville North High School auditorium, located at 950 County Line Road.  This special session is open to the public, who are encouraged to attend and help celebrate those who do so much for so many.
The 2016-2017 GEM Award recipients are:
Preschool
Early Learning Center…….Lou Ann Kowaleski
Elementary Schools
Alcott………………….Esther Manoharan
Annehurst……………Tricia Hall
Cherrington………… Aaron Pinion
Emerson………………Kate Mantenieks
Fouse………………….Amy Emler
Hanby………………….Michelle Andears
Hawthorne……………Chris Poynter
Huber Ridge…………Nichole Thomas
Longfellow……………Kim Strapp
Mark Twain…………..Shelley Seabury
McVay………………….Lori Hause
Pointview……………..Bill Goldner
Robert Frost…………Amy Kelly
Whittier………………..Stacey & Bob McIntyre
Wilder………………….Jennifer Hubble
Middle Schools
Blendon……………….Joyce Lee
Genoa………………….Mike Denney
Heritage……………….Anne Bates
Walnut Springs……..Randy Gabel
High Schools
Westerville Central…..Ali Price
Westerville North……..Dr. Ben Hartnell
Westerville South…….Matthew Wolfe
District
Vaughn Bell
Jack Brown
Gail Walter
Linda Weiler
Terry Gordon Business Award
BD Mongolian Grill – Easton Location
Aaron Heck, Assistant Manager