Nominations for Jody VanTine Award being accepted

Educators sought for annual VanTine award

GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Granville Education Foundation (GEF) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Jody VanTine Outstanding Educator Award. The award was established to recognize distinguished and innovative educational contributions made by educators in the Granville Exempted Village School District (GEVSD). This award is given annually by the Granville Education Foundation to commemorate the high ideals that characterized the life and career of teacher Jody VanTine.

During her brief career, VanTine won the love and devotion of the many students whose lives she touched as a teacher, the esteem and respect of countless more who knew her as parents or patrons of Granville schools, and the unqualified admiration of the teachers with whom she worked. VanTine was a second grade teacher in the Granville Exempted Village Schools at the time of her death in March 1985.

Parents, teachers or staff, students and community members may make nominations. All nominations will be kept confidential and will be reviewed by a selection committee. Visit for a nomination form.

Letters of nomination should include a statement of how the nominee has made a significant and distinguished contribution toward the beneficial growth and education of students in the GEVSD, and a description of how the nominee has demonstrated any or all of the following: sense of caring about the students; ability to understand and respond to the individual needs of students; commitment to education, and going beyond normal expectations.

Nominations are due by noon on Friday, June 5, 2020, and may be submitted by mail to GEF, PO Box 84, Granville OH, 43023, or by email to [email protected]

GEF is a non-profit organization that raises funds within the community in order to award grants to teachers for innovative projects that are implemented in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, classrooms, libraries, art rooms, music rooms, gymnasiums, technology spaces, greenhouses, and the Land Lab.

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