Public Schools Award Nominations

2019 Excellence in Education Awards

For the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Region

The Cincinnatus Association and the Schools of Education at Mount St. Joseph University, Northen Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University continue their long tradition of honoring outstanding Cincinnati area educators, administrators, and volunteers. Annually, seven outstanding educator awards are determined through an open nomination process. We are pleased to request nominations for the 2019 Awards.

All awardees, and those who have nominated them, will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2019 at Northern Kentucky University Student Union. In addition to recognition at this February event, each awardee will receive a monetary award.

Please choose an award below to open the nomination form. Please be sure to download and save the form to your computer prior to completing.

The deadline for all submissions is November 16, 2018:

* Outstanding Educator Award
This nomination form is for nominating an outstanding teacher in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Region (except for Cincinnati Public Schools) that is Public, Private, or Parochial.

Previous Winners

2018 Excellence in Educators Outstanding Teacher Awards

  • Dwayne Humphrey, Turkey Foot Middle School (Outstanding NKY Public School Teacher)
  • Renee Barnett, Saint James the Greater School (Outstanding Parochial Teacher)
  • Brian Mullholand, Princeton High School (Outstanding SW Ohio Public School Teacher)
  • Steve Holden, Boyd E. Smith Elementary School (Outstanding Student Teacher Mentor)

2017 Excellence in Educators Outstanding Teacher Awards

  • Kellie Clark, Randall K. Cooper High School (Outstanding NKY Public School Teacher)
  • Bob Henson, Villa Madonna Academy (Outstanding Parochial Teacher)
  • Nancy Flickinger, Great Oaks at Taylor High School (Outstanding SW Ohio Public School Teacher)
  • Colleen Kling, Riverview East Academy (Outstanding Student Teacher Mentor)

James N. Jacobs Award for Outstanding Administration in Cincinnati Public Schools 

  • 2018 - Amy Randolph, Oyler Community Learning Center
  • 2017 - Ceair Bagget, Principal, Ethel M. Taylor Academy
  • 2016 - Susan Bunte, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • 2015 - Tianay Amat, Principal, Hyde Park School
  • 2014 - Jacquelyn Rowedder, Principal, Academy for World Languages

John E. Pepper Award for Outstanding Volunteer in Public Education

  • 2018 - Beth Reupert, Three Rivers Local School
  • 2017 - Lewis Smith, Bond Hill Academy
  • 2016 - Sandra Smyth, Oyler Community
  • 2015 - Linda Bingham, Sayler Park School
  • 2014 - V. Anthony Simms-Howell, Cincinnati Public Schools Education Center

Cincinnatus Woodward Trust Distinguished Teacher Award for Cincinnati Public Schools

  • 2018 - Pamela Louis, Silverton Paideia Academy
  • 2017 - David Fenton, Woodwart Career Technical High School
  • 2016 - Dorothy Lickert, Hyde Park School
  • 2015 - Alan Brian Cruser, Woodward Career Technical High School
  • 2014 - Brenda Childs, Evanston Academy
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