Ask anyone, “Who has had the biggest influence on your life?” and chances are that after parents or a significant other, they’ll say, “Well, there was this teacher…” Great educators are remembered for nurturing, engaging, motivating, and instilling a belief in students that they can reach their goals.

Celebrate Teaching is a commitment of Battelle for Kids to celebrate, support, and inspire great teaching. Our goal is to:  

  • Recognize and support educators who have had a powerful impact on students, colleagues, and their community;
  • Inspire future generations of educators; and
  • Thank all teachers who have dedicated their lives to making a difference for kids.

Since 2012, Battelle for Kids has recognized nearly 200 outstanding Ohio educators with the Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Award as representatives of excellence in the teaching profession. These teachers are honored at a ceremony during the annual Educators Connect for Success Conference in Columbus, and have the opportunity to share their expertise with the field through presentations, blogs, and more.

Battelle for Kids also encourages school districts, parent-teacher organizations, businesses, and communities to celebrate and recognize the service of retiring teachers who have dedicated their careers to making a difference for kids. 

How has a teacher had a positive impact on your life? How is an educator in your district making a difference for students, their colleagues, and the community? Share your story with us to recognize these outstanding educators and help us celebrate, honor, and inspire great teaching across the country.