“Michele is an influential teacher that has a long-lasting, positive influence on her students, colleagues, and the greater school community.”

Michele Huber, 4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Finneytown Local School District

The following story was shared by Finneytown Local School District in selecting Michele Huber as a 2017 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Michele is an outstanding teacher who has a significant impact on her students, colleagues, and community. She consistently achieves the highest value-added ratings, and her students show high growth on NWEA MAP year after year. She works diligently to create high-interest lessons that meet her students' needs. She uses data effectively to modify lessons to meet students where they are and to help them succeed. 

Mrs. Huber shares her ideas and energy with other staff. As a member of the fourth grade team, she works collaboratively to review data, develop unit plans, and create common assessments and pacing calendars with her team. She team teaches with another fourth grade teacher, intervention specialist, and special education aide. They work collaboratively to meet the needs of a challenging group of students. Michele is an integral member of this highly successful team. 

Mrs. Huber is willing to take on new challenges and contributes to our school community through several leadership positions. She is the Finneytown Education Association Whitaker Elementary Building Representative. This position has given her experience working with the district administration and board of education. Mrs. Huber serves on the district math curriculum committee, which selected our new math program and gives direction to our professional development program. In addition, she has headed the Whitaker Student Incentive Committee for five years. This is a major contribution to our school and involves bringing multiple teams of teachers together to plan activities and rewards to motivate and recognize our students. Mrs. Huber also took the lead running our One School, One Book read last spring. This was a huge success and a positive community experience.

Mrs. Huber is an influential teacher that has a long-lasting, positive influence on her students, colleagues, and the greater school community.