Congratulations to Little Miami High School band director Tabitha Smith and Salem Twp. Elementary teacher Jamie Jackson who were named the 2017 Little Miami winners of the Project Excellence award.
Every year, two teachers from each Warren County school district are chosen for this award, sponsored by the Area Progress Council of Warren County. Project Excellence aims to identify exceptional educators who demonstrate excellence in instruction or innovative teachers who have pioneered a teaching method.
Teachers are nominated by students, parents, fellow staff members and members of the public. This year, 122 nominations were submitted for 38 different Little Miami staff members.
Superintendent Greg Power had the opportunity to surprise both Smith and Jackson in their classrooms to let them know they had won.
“Congratulations to both of these two staff members for their outstanding efforts with our students,” Power said.
The Area Progress Council is a non-profit foundation made possible by the volunteer efforts of business leaders who are interested in the quality of public education in Warren County. Since its inception, Project Excellence has honored 624 educators and has awarded $458,800.
Both Smith and Jackson, along with other Project Excellence winners from around the county, will be formally recognized at an awards dinner May 3 at the Warren County Career Center.
Previous Little Miami honorees are Heather Hebrank, Scott Hammann, Mark LaPille, Julie Thompson, Stephanie Grieshop, Amber Huber, Tonya Carmack and Kelly Lawson.