The following testimonial was shared by Licking Heights Local Schools in selecting Michael Kinney as a 2016 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Michael Kinney is an inspiring and energetic science teacher. He has high expectations of every student that walks in the door and challenges students to do their best, not only in his class, but in their other classes as well. He is the co-chair of the Central Middle School Science Department and is considered a building leader by his colleagues. Michael makes science fun and exciting for his students, while making real world connections, encouraging them to do further research.