"Mr. Wysong at Dublin Coffman continues to be an extraordinary influence on his currently and past students. Additionally, he keeps a very clear line of communication open with parents. It’s obvious how much he truly cares to engage the students on an educational and emotional basis. His influence and caring extend well beyond the classroom and is heartfelt and genuine. He places student learning and development at the forefront of the teaching experience."
"I am so very grateful to the wonderful teachers and staff in the Dublin City Schools. They continue to amaze me. My kids have come so far since they began preschool in the District program."
-Dava Bielefeld, Parent
"The kids of today will be creating our tomorrows. The more we invest in them today, the better ALL our tomorrows will be. It is the most important invest we will ever have the opporunity to make."
-Mare Hull, Retired Science Educator
"Public education builds strong communities like Dublin. The diversity of both our teachers and students provide the framework for learning tolerance, inclusivity, commonly-held values so critical to maintaining the democracy we cherish as Americans. I consider public education an investment in my future and the future of our country. A well-educated citizenry produces the leaders of tomorrow. Our public schools do so much more than educate our children. They are a resource for every in Dublin - young and old alike. They bring neighborhoods together and foster communication among residents of all ages."
-Chris Kelly, Past President Dublin Foundation
"We moved to Central Ohio when our daughter was 5 years old. After researching several school districts we decided to move to Dublin when she started middle school. That proved to be the right choice since she is now a junior at Harvard University. The education she received in the Dublin schools and the IB program at Dublin Coffman High School played an important role in her admission to this prestigious university and prepared her well for its high academic standards."
"I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of the wonderful teachers who have helped my grandchildren over the course of the last two years! I don't want to miss anyone so I am not going to list them. Praise and thankfulness go out to all the staff who are helping to make a difference to each and every student!" "I would like to take a moment to talk about the Preschool Staff at Bailey Elementary. Mrs. Gates and Ms. Wendy have been wonderful! My oldest son started last year and has continued to the afternoon class while my other son started this year in their morning class. Both boys love going to school and enjoy it daily. It is awesome to see their enthusiasm at a young age and know Mrs. Gates and Ms. Wendy have set them up with success with a love of learning!"
-Sharon J. Schleter
"Very supportive and understanding of her students. Always positive and encouraging students through all things that they may be experiencing."
-Mariah Parham praising Davis science teacher Amy McGhee
“Mrs. Habak is the most amazing, inclusive, personalized, charismatic teacher I have ever had. She somehow found a way to connect all of my class as a group of friends within a quarter of the school year, learning and helping each other. We will never run out of her biology puns, fun videos, and the connections we shared. Her hard work, personality, and dedication to her students deserves to be recognized for making my freshman year at Jerome the best year I could ask for.”
-Cydney Howard on her former biology teacher Emily Habak
“Mrs. Sampson could not have been more helpful when my daughter was going through issues of depression and trauma as a result of an incident with a fellow student. She made her feel safe and supported at school and helped her with tools and resources so that she was successfully able to finish the school year. When Hannah returned to school this year, Mrs. Sampson made sure that she knew she still had a support system if she needed it.”
-Anne Wilson on Scioto guidance counselor Allison Sampson
"Brooke is an amazing educator. She works at several different buildings, with I can't imagine how many different students but always remains committed to excellence. Her communication is unmatched; she emails nearly weekly with updates on my child's session. Last Spring he decided to try the Let Me Run program and Brooke not only offered to talk to his coaches but she showed up and practiced with him! Brooke is a wonderful example of an educator who goes above and beyond in her commitment to excellence, both to the students she services but their parents as well."
-Lauren Rotondo on Pinney physical therapist Brooke Holdgreve
"Our son was placed in Miss Achauer's class and we are so very grateful. He had a terrible time in preschool. He was sent to the principal's office several times throughout the year. He came home grumpy and sad most days. He is like a different child this year. He is eager to go to school and learn and share what he is learning. He speaks very fondly of Miss Achauer. I feel that she really understands young children and their needs. She sees my son and all of her students as people and I know her students will thrive this year."
-Amy Rittberher on Kindergarten teacher Ashley Achauer
"Miss Scott of Glacier Ridge Elementary makes kindergarten fun and exciting. Our daughter always came home with stories of math games and great books. Miss Scott is willing to share her life stories about her nephew or dog, Henry to inspire her students to tell, draw, and write about their own life. She tries to attend one of each of her students music or sporting events. She went above and beyond cheering on our daughter at a soccer game. Miss Scott makes sure her kindergarteners are armed with the skills necessary to be successful in first grade. She is also compassionate and knows that the first day of school is sometimes scary. She sent a video to her previous kindergarteners the night before their first day of first grade reassuring and encouraging them that they would have an excellent day. She is a great teacher in many ways."
-Jennifer Wiemeyer on Kindergarten teacher Lauren Scott
“Mr. Castiglione exemplifies everything wonderful about a teacher. He not only teaches well, but he makes sure each individual student understands the content in their own way, and ensures that each student is confident with all the content. He is also extremely kind and fair towards students and other teachers. He prepares you so well for the exam and for college; any student who has the privilege of having Mr. Castiglione is extremely lucky. He was the best teacher I had throughout my schooling.”
-Divya Shankar on Jerome science teacher Michael Castiglione
“Over the past two year, Mrs. Cassaro has worked closely and tirelessly with IT, Central Office and Scioto Administrators and PTO to transform the DSHS Library space into an innovative technological center. Her vision incorporated the wishes of students, community members and staff. It included ideas like touch screens and collaborative-based furniture in the labs, zenergy ball chairs and a coming-soon makerspace. This new space has become the "hot spot" not only among Scioto students and teaching staff, but across the district. It has been praised as "The Ideal School Library of the Future" and a model for other schools.”
-Gina Finley on Scioto librarian Erin Cassaro
“Vangie is by far one of the kindest, caring, loving and definitely the most fun bus driver in Dublin! My son, Leo had the best school year last year all because of Vangie and Bus 3! She treats her riders like her own and showers them with so much love and happiness! She even went as far as sending Leo a card before the start of this year cheering him on to Kindergarten! There are not enough words of praise for this amazing woman! Thank you Dublin and Thank you Miss. Vangie! We love you! “
-Gilda & Leo Anderson on bus driver Vangie Tavella
“She went above and beyond to have fun while teaching. She moved all the chairs and desks out of the room before we got to school for April Fool's Day! Mrs. Dowden is simply one of those teachers that remains in their student's hearts forever. My son, Ryan, had her 3 years ago and now my son, Ben, has her. She is kind, supportive, loving and understanding to all who enter her room. She instilled a love of learning, the environment, and important issues all while learning about her student's own passions. She is truly one of a kind.”
-Ryan and Kari Perman on Wyandot 3rd grader teacher Gloria Dowden
"Gloria Dowden is an incredible teacher and person. She truly makes a difference! My son in college had Mrs. Dowden as his 3rd grade teacher and he still talks fondly about her. No matter when you see her, she always has a smile on her face."
-Kathy Greenwalt on Wyandot 3rd grade teacher Gloria Dowden
"Charla Rae Bartelt is one of the most giving educators I know. She is always searching for ways to motivate students on her caseload, in addition to looking for creative ways to reach alternative learners. She also develops strong relationships with families. Charla Rae truly reaches out and engages families in a way that separates her from her peers. Charla Rae is also an important piece of our staff. She is kind and supportive, and she always looks for the positives in any situation. She is always willing to help out her colleagues. DWE and DCS is a better place because she is in it!"
-Kelli Traber on Wright Intervention Specialist Charla Rae Bartelt
"I have been in his classes for two years now and have witnessed firsthand the love and understanding exhibited by Mr. Hardesty towards his students. Despite the difficult material, he is a charismatic math teacher, successfully engaging students on a daily basis. You can tell he loves his job, is a very hard worker, and always tries to put others before himself. In addition to his 5 consecutive precalculus classes, he seamlessly handles being the varsity golf coach, math department chair, senior class staff representative, and acting in Dublin Scioto's recent production of Into the Woods. His students are always treated as a priority, and you always feel a little bit better after spending time with him. Because of Mr. Hardesty's efforts, he has earned the respect and gratitude from students, parents, and colleagues. Every day I am grateful for having Mr. Hardesty as a teacher. Math teacher aside, I have nothing but admiration for this man."
-Michaela Strausbaugh on Scioto Math Teacher Todd Hardsety
"Stephanie has gone above and beyond in working with the students as well as the parents and staff. But more so with parents to keep us all calm and in the know."
-Sabrina Groth on Thomas kindergarten teacher Stephanie Anders
"My son attended Bailey as a peer. His older sister is the complete opposite of him. She is very extroverted and he is extremely introverted. Over time, my husband and I noticed that his sister kind of ran the show and he was her shadow. When asked what he would like for a snack, his response was always "whatever my sister is having." Lisa Gates and her team was the best thing that happened to my son. By the end of the school year last year, he found his voice and confidence. Lisa really took the extra time with him noticing how his brain works, his actions, listening to him, and adapting to ways that best helped our son grow and communicating with us constantly. When the last day came, we were so sad to have to say goodbye to this wonderful, hard working woman who was such a huge inspiration in my son's success. She is such a gift to the Dublin school district and such a passionate teacher. He is a different little man and is exceeding expectations this year in kindergarten and I owe it all to her!"
-Gretchen Proemm on Bailey preschool teacher Lisa Gates
"Megan is a phenomenal teacher who goes above and beyond in her classroom. She does an excellent job connecting educational content to real life situations where the kids can manipulate and use what they are learning to understand their world. Megan shows the students how to be an advocate for change and she works with her class to improve our world and environment. Her third grade class participated in a kindness project this winter and she also worked with her class to reduce waste at our school. Megan embraces inclusion and is an advocate for each child to reach their own best potential. She is an impact teacher that changes lives!"
-Ellen Seif on Deer Run 3rd grade teacher Megan Shalek
"During lunch a distraught parent notified Kate that she thought a student was choking. Kate calmly assessed the situation. Kate then preformed the heimlich maneuver on the student freeing her blocked airway and took her to the clinic. Her calm demeanor enabled her to rely on her training to ensure the safety of the students here at Olde Sawmill."
-Rhonda Hanks on Olde Sawmill Media Specialist Kate Hastings