Congratulations to Melissa McCreary the 2020 Glick Family Bexley Educator of the Year. McCreary was surprised in her classroom at Bexley High School on February 13 by members of the Bexley Educator of the Year Selection Committee. On February 26, McCreary will be recognized publicly and presented with a $1,000 cash award (from the Glick Family Fund for the BEF at The Columbus Jewish Foundation) and an engraved, commemorative apple at the Bexley City Schools State of the Schools event.
In nominating McCreary for the award, teaching colleagues, parents and students describe her as a quiet and compassionate “agent of change,” who advocates for every student to reach his or her individual potential. In support of her nomination, a former student wrote she was “so grateful for the relationship we have” because Mrs. McCreary “never doubted me or my abilities and she inspired me to believe in myself more than ever before.”
McCreary has been a strong, steady and gentle guiding force at the heart of the Bexley High School Math department for 18 years. Among her teaching colleagues, McCreary is admired on many levels as a highly effective teacher and mentor and dynamic leader. Her strong work ethic and the depth of her preparation and attention to detail provides for inspired math instruction. She is a “warm demander” who constantly makes herself available to both students and staff.
According to former Bexley High School Principal, Harley Williams, “Melissa McCreary is the kind of teacher every principal wants, the kind of teacher every parent wants for their child and the kind of teacher every child deserves.”