Head Of The Class
The Head of the Class program recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio for making a difference in lives of their students both inside and outside the classroom. The Cavaliers will select one teacher each month of the season (November - April) as the Head of the Class winner. Cavaliers’ mascots and “Hype Man” Ahmaad Crump will make a surprise visit to each winning teacher’s school to present him/her with a $500.00 donation to use towards his/her classroom and a super-sized ticket to a Cavaliers home game. In addition to receiving two (2) tickets to a game, the winning teacher will also receive two (2) complimentary passes to the VIP Club and be recognized on-court prior to the game. Eligible teachers must be nominated by a principal, assistant principal, counselor or peer.
Nomination forms will be accepted until March 30, 2016, and selections will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The following criteria should be considered when making your nomination:
- The teacher’s students have excelled or made significant improvements academically
- The teacher volunteers time outside of the classroom to assist students
- The teacher has made a contribution in his/her community
- The teacher is highly regarded by students for making a difference in their lives.
Please make sure to include all supporting information or documentation to support your nomination if necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE TWO PAGES FOR THIS APPLICATION, AND YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH PAGES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
APRIL: The winner for April, Juliet King, is a teacher at New Tech East Tech High School, where she has built strong relationships with students and is highly respected by both students and staff alike. Learn more about Juliet
MARCH: March’s winner, Mike Waugh, is an 11th grade religion and Latin teacher at Lutheran West, where he also coaches the men’s varsity golf team and the women’s junior varsity basketball team. Learn more about Mike
FEBRUARY: February’s winner, Christine Sims, is an 11th and 12th grade AP English teacher at Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, where she has increased the number of students passing the AP exam each year. Learn more about Christine
JANUARY: The winner for January was Molly Gus, who teaches at Scranton School. She is new to the staff this year and has proven to be a wonderful addition. In her short time at Scranton, she has already planned several meaningful field experiences. Learn more about Molly
DECEMBER: December’s winner, Alecia DeSilvester, is a 9th-12th grade Intervention Specialist at Lorain’s Summit Academy Secondary School. She spends extra time with struggling students and is quick to provide positive compliments. Learn more about Alecia
NOVEMBER: November’s winner, Stacie Starr, is a ninth grade Intervention Specialist at Elyria High School. She also coaches track, serves as the assistant to the Athletic Director, started a boy’s mentoring program, is the co-op liaison to BGSU, and volunteers with Special Olympics. Learn more about Stacie