Overview

LEADERS FOR LEARNING AWARDS

This award was created by the Foundation in 1993 to promote excellence in public education and honor exemplary teachers in our county. Since then, 308 Licking County teachers have been recognized as Leaders for Learning. These awards are supported by the Lindorf-Warner Memorial Donor Advised Fund of the Licking County Foundation. The goals for this program are to:

  • Identify and recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching
  • Provide opportunities for teachers to participate in professional growth activities and to support their classroom activities
  • Encourage teachers from the participating districts to join together to enhance the quality of education in the community

Participating School Districts
Each of these public school districts in Licking County may select one teacher; with the exception of Newark City Schools which, due to size, may select one teacher from the elementary, middle and high school levels.

•C-TEC, Granville Exempted Village School District, Heath City School District, Johnstown-Monroe Local School District, Lakewood Local School District, Licking County Educational Service Center, Licking Heights Local Schools, Licking Valley Local Schools, Newark City School District, North Fork Local School District, Northridge Local School District, and Southwest Licking Local Schools

Nomination & Selection Process
Each year, 14 outstanding teachers are selected by their superintendents with input from a committee they appoint. The nominated teacher must reflect the following:

  • Believes that all students can and want to learn
  • Has a mission to make a significant difference in the lives and learning of their students
  • Is committed to participating in lifelong professional development
  • Demonstrates outstanding skills and leadership in the classroom
  • Joins with other Licking County teachers to enhance the quality of education in the community

For a complete listing of Leaders for Learning Award recipients, please download the file below.