Our very own Melissa Kmetz, 3rd grade language arts teacher, was awarded Ohio Teacher of the Year this morning in a surprise assembly at Lakeview Elementary School surrounded by faculty, students and special guests. Miss Kmetz has been a teacher at the elementary school for 17 years.
Miss Kmetz was nominated for this honor by parent, Mrs. Mesa Bush. Mrs. Bush explains that Melissa holds all students in high regard and goes above and beyond to make each student feel special. Miss Kmetz exudes positivity in her classroom and strives toward sharing cultural diversity with her students. Her passion for volunteering is shared with students and she includes them in some of her charitable work. Miss Kmetz is a great role model to the students at Lakeview Elementary.
The Ohio Department of Education's Ohio Teacher of the Year program annually identifies exceptional teachers statewide, celebrating their effective work in and outside the classroom. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for professional learning to exemplary teachers as leaders and advocates for public education.
Lakeview Local Schools is immensely proud of Miss Kmetz and appreciates this honor and recognition from the Ohio Department of Education.
A recording of today's assembly honoring Miss Kmetz will be available on our Lakeview Local Schools YouTube Channel. In addition, Miss Kmetz was featured in this Inpirational Person of the Week podcast.