The following testimonial was shared by Grandview Heights Schools in selecting Marc Alter as a 2016 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Marc Alter is the embodiment of life-long learning, educational innovation, creativity, and thinking outside the box. He understands best practices and what it looks like in the classroom and with students. But his gift is how he connects with staff to instill trust and confidence and vulnerability to take risks without fear of failing. He does this collaboratively and what appears, on the outside, to be effortless. He is a master teacher who makes everyone around him better. Furthermore, as evidence of his humility, he would be the last person that would ever want to get this award but rather would passionately advocate for a plethora of other teachers. Marc is a great educator and person.