“Jonathan models and encourages meaningful civic participation by designing service learning opportunities for all of his students.”

Jonathan Duffy, High School Government Teacher, Worthington City School District

The following story was shared by Worthington City School District in selecting Jonathan Duffy as a 2017 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Jonathan places special emphasis on developing critical thinking skills in his students. He works to develop civic literacy in order to encourage thoughtful and active citizens. Towards these ends, he engages his students by designing lessons that incorporate opportunities for students to engage critically in the material they are learning, and he models and encourages meaningful civic participation by designing service learning opportunities for all of his students. Jonathan is a great teacher who engages daily to make a positive difference in the lives of his students.