Gnadenhutten, Ohio - Indian Valley High School English teacher Lisa Wolfe has been recognized by the Ohio Board the Department of Education as the 2019 Teacher of the Year for District 9.
Colleagues say Wolfe has a passion for teaching, believing in the power of self-reflection for her students.
District Superintendent Ira Wentworth says Wolf invests more than content knowledge and test-taking skills in her students - she also invests herself.
“In an era where educational mandates often stifle passion and enthusiasm, she finds that the focus on college and career readiness in Ohio is energizing efforts and changing culture. Her work benefits students and families, making a tangible impact on college acceptance and academic scholarships," he says.
Wolfe and 10 other regional Teacher of the Year awardees each have the chance to be named the 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year this fall. That educator will represent the Buckeye State in the National Teacher of the Year selection sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers.