Nine Westerville City Schools Employees Earn A+ Awards

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Front row (left to right):  Bob Neal, Becky Nitz, Michelle Lowe and Brenda McDonald.  Back row:  Mary Zarley, Amy Farris, Emily Winship, Rachel Schultz, and Chris Poynter. 



Nine exemplary employees received A+ Awards at the Westerville City Schools Board of Education meeting held Monday evening, October 24.  They are:

  • Amy Farris, media specialist, Westerville Central;
  • Michelle Lowe, 2nd grade teacher, Cherrington;
  • Brenda McDonald, study hall monitor, Genoa;
  • Bob Neal, custodian, Huber Ridge;
  • Becky Nitz, assistant manager of Transportation;
  • Chris Poynter, ESL teacher, Hawthorne;
  • Rachel Schultz, MD primary intervention specialist, McVay;
  • Emily Winship, 6th grade math teacher, Blendon; and
  • Mary Zarley, secretary, Longfellow. 

A+ Awards honor outstanding school employees whose actions demonstrate:

  • Support of the district’s Mission Statement, which is “To prepare students to contribute to the competitive and changing world in which we live;”
  • Willingness to go above and beyond normal expectations in support of students; and
  • Behavior consistent with one or more of the district’s values, including respect, inclusiveness, community, communication, collaboration, innovation, nurturing, trust and accountability. 

A reception was held in their honor prior to the awards ceremony.