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Horn/Walter Awards

2024 Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator & R.A. Horn Recipients!

Each year, SST 2 has the honor and privilege of awarding the R.A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award and the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award.  SST 2 would like to thank the teachers and staff that took the time out of their busy schedules to submit a nomination!

This year's nominees were exceptional and the Selection Committee had the very difficult task of choosing our regional recipients.  

Announcing the 2024 R. A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award Recipient...

RA Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award Recipient, Abigail Schoder
Abigail Schoder, Sandusky High School

Abigail and her parents at Horn/Walter Awards Luncheon 6/11/24

Abigail and Kristin Fazio, SST 2 Director

Announcing the 2024 Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award Recipients!

Kristin Dickerhoff, Taylor Blascak, Jennifer Hakko, and Jamie Novak of Murray Ridge School have been awarded the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award representing SST 2 for their work building transferrable employment skills for students at Murray Ridge School through the operation of the Brew it Smooth Cafe'.  The design and operation of the cafe is implemented by students at Murray Ridge School with the support of Kristin, Taylor, Jennifer and Jamie. We applaud you for your vision and dedication to fostering independent employability skills. 

Franklin B. Walter Award RecipientsPictured Left to Right:  Jennifer Heim, SST 2, Jennifer Hakko, Kristin Dickerhoff, Taylor Blascak, Jamie Novak, Kristin Fazio, SST 2

Stacie Starr (nominator), Kristin Dicherhoff, Taylor Blasczk and Jamie Novak at Horn/Walter Awards Luncheon 6/11/24.

Mandi Miller, Intervention Specialist at Bellevue Middle School, was presented with the Shining Star Award for her dedication towards inclusion.  

Kristen Scriappa, Mandi Miller, Ali Solberg, and Jamie Evans, nominator

The R. A. Horn award is presented to one exemplary student with a disability from each of Ohio’s 16 State Support Team regions. Established by the Ohio Department of Education in honor of the late Dr. Raymond A. Horn, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, this award recognizes students’ outstanding achievements. Acknowledged as a national leader in the field of special education, Dr. Horn devoted more than 60 years of service to improving the quality of life and learning for students with disabilities. 

The Franklin B. Walter award is given to an outstanding educator or team from each of the 16 State Support Teams in Ohio. Awarded to recipients who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities, this award is given in honor of the late Franklin B Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1977 until 1991, a post held longer than any other state superintendent in Ohio’s history. With over 50 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Walter’s leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs, including the development of the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities.

Past RA Horn Recipients

2023 Michael Uher, Perkins Local
2022 Lillie Sorok, Midview Local
2021 Preston Drain, Avon Local
2020 Morgen Hall, Midview Local
2019 Joseph Schultz, North Ridgeville
2018 Pablo Oquendo II, Lorain City
2017 Kyle Bayer, North Ridgeville
2016 Arjun Patel, North Ridgeville
2015 Mathew Hall, Perkins Local
2014 Seth Muck, Avon Lake
2013 Audrey Custilow, Amherst
2012 Juan Carlos, Amherst
2011 Robert McFadden, Avon Lake City
2010 Andrew Dodd, Perkins Local
2009 Elna Wright, Elyria City Schools

Past FB Walter Recipients

2023 Keystone Elementary Team, Keystone Local
2022 Sheffield/Sheffield Lake City Brookside Intermediate Team
2021 Jason Steadman, Clearview High School
2020 Prospect Elementary Team, Elyria City Schools
2019 Bethany Shaw, Midview Middle School
2018 Avon Lake City Schools Westview Elementary Team
2017 Midview Local Schools Midview Middle School Team
2016 Sandra de Rivero & Elena Mulholland, Lorain City Schools
2015 Robin Hasselbach & Allison Leitz, North Point ESC
2014 Elyria City Schools Windsor Elementary Team
2013 Midview Local Schools, Midview Middle School 7th Grade Team
2012 Midview Local Schools, Midview East 6th Grade Team
2011 Katy Innes & Julie Netzel, Amherst Exempted
2010 Tara Greiner, North Ridgeville City
2009 North Ridgeville Early Childhood Learning Center Team
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