We are excited to announce that Josh Price Maryland Elementary physical education teacher, coach, alumnus and parent as well as school-wide organizer, motivator and cheerleader, is the 2022 recipient of the Bexley Educator of the Year award. Price is a 2000 graduate of Bexley High School who holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree. He has been on the Bexley faculty since 2008.
It’s not hard to imagine that Price’s large family had a great influence on him. The Price family is well known throughout the Bexley community for the many ways they contribute to the quality of life for so many young people.
Josh Price’s contributions to the Maryland school community are practically legendary. He has been described as the “heart and soul” and “the glue” of Maryland Elementary. That was never more apparent then when the school district went to remote learning during the pandemic. Price’s passion for teaching and for physical education shined brightly through many trying days for Maryland students. He continued to make learning fun and was a constant source of positivity and optimism.
Price is widely recognized as an educator who always goes the extra mile. If he sees a need he seeks to fill it by creating fun and healthy activities for all students. One of his nominators stated that “he creates a love of learning through his pure enthusiasm for sports and competition” and described him as “a uniquely authentic, healthy, active, joyful and playful adult male role model.”
Maryland students are fortunate to carry the special memories and connections made with Price throughout their lives. He treats all students with kindness and respect and makes each child feel valued and important. It is in recognition of his love of students, staff and community, that Josh Price is this year’s Bexley Educator of the Year.
Price will officially accept his award, receive a check for $1,000 from the Glick Family Fund at the Columbus Jewish Foundation, and make remarks at the Bexley Schools End of Year Celebration on Wednesday June 1 from 5:00 – 6:00pm in the Bexley High School Schottenstein Theatre. The event is open to community members.