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Head of the Class recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio for making a difference in the lives of their students both inside and outside the classroom.
The Cavaliers will select one teacher each month of the regular season (October- April) as the Head of the Class winner. Cavaliers "Hype Man" Ahmaad Crump and a Cavaliers mascot will travel to each winner’s school to surprise him/her with 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 complimentary food and beverage, recognition on-court prior to the game and a $500 donation to be used toward their classroom needs!
Eligible teachers must be nominated by a principal, assistant principal, counselor or peer.
The following criteria should be considered when making a nomination:
Nomination forms will be accepted until Friday, March 6, 2020 and selections will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
MARCH: March’s winner was Amy Statler, a technology teacher at Roxboro Middle School in Cleveland Heights, where she is known for being helpful, humble, and active in the school. Learn more about Amy.
FEBRUARY: February’s winner was Shawna Michaels, K-8 Technology Coordinator & Integration Specialist at St. Anselm School in Chesterland, where she always goes above and beyond to help students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about Shawna.
JANUARY: January’s winner was Jessica Chmura, a second grade co-teacher and intervention specialist at Bluestone Elementary School in Euclid. She works with her team to support student achievement. Learn more about Jessica.
DECEMBER: December’s winner was Robert Williams, the K-8 school principal at Cleveland Preparatory Academy, where students have drastically improved their test scores since he began his tenure. Learn more about Robert.
NOVEMBER: November’s winner was Lori Gonzalez, a second grade teacher at Vermilion Elementary School in Vermilion, where she is known for having a great sense of humor that makes her classroom fun. Learn more about Lori.
OCTOBER: The first winner of the 2019-20 season was Maggie Gray, a physical education teacher at Scranton Elementary School in Cleveland, where she creates an environment that is safe and welcoming. Learn more about Maggie.