The following testimonial was shared by Hilliard City Schools in selecting Jennifer Sayre as a 2016 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Jennifer Sayre has a unique role in Hilliard City Schools, leading the professional development and course development for the district’s online program that includes 16 teachers and more than 70 courses. Mrs. Sayre tirelessly works to create innovative online experiences for our students that push the boundary of traditional learning. Personalized learning is at the forefront of our mission as a district, and Jennifer leads this initiative with her team through the work they are doing to create a world class online program that promotes collaboration, voice and choice, and critical thinking.

Mrs. Sayre spent more than 10 years as an online teacher before moving into the role as the online teacher leader because she saw the need to create a program worthy ofHilliard City Schools’ "Ready for Tomorrow" mission statement. Each online course, each online teacher, each online student has been touched by Jennifer as they receive a personalized education from Hilliard City Schools. Our online program now serves more than 1,000 students annually with a passing rate of more than 95 percent, with innovative classes at the highest quality and highly qualified teachers.