Franklin Regional teachers, volunteer named Excellence Award winners
Two teachers and a parent volunteer will receive the Franklin Regional School District's highest honor next month.
Officials announced Monday the recipients of the district's annual Excellence Awards. This year's winners are Chris Cooley, a middle school teacher; Midge Shigle, a learning-support teacher at Newlonsburg Elementary; and Megan Ciaramitaro, a parent volunteer at Sloan Elementary.
“The school district is very fortunate to have these people working or volunteering for us,” school board member Paul Scheinert said.
A panel of district stakeholders — including parents, students, faculty, administrators, staff and community members — whittled the list of 40 nominees down to three, said Shelley Shaneyfelt, director of public relations.
Cooley, a seventh-grade math teacher, was honored for his work organizing Serving Other Souls, a service-based student organization that has raised more than $20,000 to help families in need.
Shigle was honored for getting “outstanding results” from her students, particularly in reading, Shaneyfelt said.
Ciaramitaro was honored for her time volunteered and impact she has made at Sloan.
The district solicits nominations for the awards from the community each January.
Recipients will be recognized at a community dinner on March 25.
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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