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Teacher of the Year

Amy & Nick TOY 2017 2017: The Stanton Foundation, with assistance of the Hillsdale County Community Foundation, awarded Amy Goldsmith, Hillsdale High School Spanish and English teacher, with the sixth annual $10,000 award. Nicholas Tucker, Hillsdale High School mathematics teacher, received a second place award in the amount of $5,000. In addition, Hillsdale High School English teacher Amanda Waidely was selected for a special honorable mention award.  Presenting the awards was Sharon Bisher, executive director of HCCF, along with Hillsdale Schools Superintendent Shawn Vondra.  Vondra said the intent of the award is to recognize educators in Hillsdale County who are known for going above and beyond the standard requirements and job duties associated with being a teacher, who enrich the lives of their students and show dedication to their school and community.  First place honoree Amy Goldsmith has taught for 27 years, 11 of those at Hillsdale High School. 

 

  

Jenny TOY 2016 2016: Jennifer Duff and Amy Goldsmith placed 2nd and 3rd in the  2016 Hillsdale County Teacher of the Year Award. Jenny, Amy, and many of their co-workers were nominated for this prestigious honor. The award was sponsored by the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Stanton Foundation. They received over 200 nominations from eleven different school districts. Jenny was named “2nd PlaceTeacher of the Year” by this committee and received a $5,000 prize. Other HCS nominees included:  Jerry Curby, Donna English,  Amy Gramling, Betty Griffiths, Jessica Holen, Marc Lemerand, Phil Marvin, Dean Potter, Nick Tucker, Amanda Waidely,  Laura Wilson, Marc Wilson,  and Gail Ziegel.

 

 

 

 

 

Chip TOY 2015 2015: Edward (Chip) Patterson, was named 2015 Hillsdale County Teacher of the Year. Chip and 30 of his co-workers were nominated for this prestigious honor. The award was sponsored by the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Stanton Foundation. They received over 300 nominations from eleven different school districts. Chip was named “Teacher of the Year” by this committee and received a $10,000 prize. Other HCS nominees included:  Rachel Calligan, Sue Cockram, Brianna Crall, Jerry Curby, Jennifer Duff, Mindy Eggleston, Dan English, Brad Felix, Robyn Galloway, Amy Goldsmith, Amy Gramling, Jessica Holen, Katie Klco, Holly Loader, John Major, Phil Marvin, Kirk Putnam, Tonya Randolph, Keith Rushing, Carol Seigfried, Joshua Smith, Nick Tucker, Amanda Waidely, Sumer Wells, Erin Williamson, Laura Wilson, Marc Wilson, Julie Wolfe, Ashley York, and Gail Ziegel.

 

 

 

Sumer TOY 2014 2014: Sumer Wells, was named 2014 Hillsdale County Teacher of the Year. Sumer and 19 of her co-workers were nominated for this prestigious honor. The award was sponsored by the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Stanton Foundation. They received 90 nominations from ten different school districts. Sumer was named “Teacher of the Year” by this committee and received a $10,000 prize. Other HCS nominees included:  Donna English, Phil Marvin, Nick Tucker, Rickie Freeman, Rob Salisbury, John Coakley, Jerry Curby, Amy Goldsmith, Marc Lemerand, Edward Patterson, Dean Potter, Amanda Waidley, Erin Williamson, Gail Ziegel, Kirk Putnam, Keith Rushing, Laura Wilson, Julia Wolfe and Ashley York.

 

 

 

Mindy TOY 2013 2013:  Mindy Boyd-Eggleston, was named 2013 Hillsdale County Teacher of the Year. Mindy and 18 of her co-workers were nominated for this prestigious honor. The award was sponsored by the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Stanton Foundation. They received 95 nominations from nine different school districts. Mindy was named “Teacher of the Year” by this committee and received a $10,000 prize. Other HCS nominees included:  John Coakley, Jerry Curby, Jennifer Duff, Robyn Galloway, Amy Goldsmith, Amy Gramling, Amy Harrington, Marc Lemerand, Holly Loader, JoAnn Patterson, Joanie Peck, Dean Potter, Kirk Putnam, Keith Rushing, Laura Wilson, Marc Wilson, Julie Wolfe and, Ashley York.

 

 

 
Brianna TOY 2012 2012: Fourth Grade Teacher, Brianna Jagger-Crall, was named the first-ever, 2012 Hillsdale County Teacher of the Year.  Brianna and fifteen of her co-workers were nominated for this prestigious honor.  The award was sponsored by the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Stanton Foundation.  They received 99 nominations from over ten different school districts.  Brianna was named “Teacher of the Year” by this committee and received a $10,000 prize.  Other HCS nominees included: Vanessa Abalos, Mindy Boyd, John Coakley, Cindy Flynn, Mary Foulke, Robyn Galloway, Amy Harrington, Susan Kuhn, Edward Patterson, Tonya Randolph, Sumer Wells, Erin Williamson, Laura Wilson, Julie Wolfe, and Gail Ziegel.