There are many teachers at Winton Woods City Schools who do an exceptional job of ensuring our students are future ready. Each month, we are privileged to recognize one of those teachers and their contributions to making Winton Woods a district of destination. This month’s Skyline teacher of the month is Winton Woods Primary South’s (WWPS) Katie Stevens. Mrs. Stevens is a physical education teacher but her work goes beyond the gym.
“There is not a student in the building who does not absolutely love Mrs. Stevens,” said WWPS Principal Danielle Wallace. “Maybe it’s because her class is always fun. Maybe it’s because she intentionally develops relationships with every student, every day. Or maybe it’s because she has a knack for tapping into the social-emotional needs of all students.”
“Last year as a part of her project-based learning experience, she gave second-grade students the opportunity to plan and lead all of our field day activities. The event was a huge success. I appreciate her flexibility, her creativity and her passion in and outside of the classroom. She has planned schoolwide community service activities, like Hoops for Hearts and field trips to Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. Mrs. Stevens is an invaluable member of the Primary South family.”
“In addition to being an amazing teacher, she is also an active member of our Mindfulness team, a group that gathers monthly to support the mental health and well-being of our teaching staff. As principal, I see Mrs. Stevens as a collaborator, an advocate for all kids, a leader and a role model for staff and students. I am honored to have an opportunity to recognize her for all she does and all she brings to Primary South.”
To be nominated for the Skyline Teacher of the Month, teachers must demonstrate:
Excellence in the Classroom by using instructional practices that support higher academic achievement.
Motivation by encouraging and motivating students to surpass their expectations both academically and socially.
Leadership by having a positive attitude with students, parents, colleagues and the community.
Creativity and Imagination by demonstrating creativity in teaching in a way that inspires students to learn.
Dedication by showing excellent attendance, punctuality and overall dependability.
Communication by communicating effectively to their students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and stakeholders.
The Skyline Teacher of the Month Award is sponsored by the Forest Park Skyline Chili Restaurant, a business partner of Winton Woods City Schools. Teachers honored receive a Skyline gift card.
PHOTO CAPTION: Katie Stevens at the April board of education meeting after receiving her Skyline Teacher of the Month award. Also shown (l-r) is board member Jeff Berte and WWPS Principal Danielle Wallace. Photo by Drew Jackson.