Educator of the Year

2019 will mark the 20th year that the endowment established by the family of Robert A. Glick at the Columbus Jewish Foundation has funded the Educator of the Year program in the Bexley Schools. A 1933 graduate of Bexley High School, Robert Glick was an active alumnus throughout his lifetime. Mr. Glick served as chairman of the board of Glick Furniture until its sale in 1995. Mr. Glick passed away in 1997 at the age of 81.

The first Bexley Educator of the Year award was presented in 1996. Renamed to honor Glick in 1999, the award is now called the Glick Family Educator of the Year Award and is presented annually to an individual educator who demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication and extraordinary achievements in the classroom and beyond. The Educator of the Year receives a $1,000 cash award.


Past recipients of the Educator of the Year Award:

1996: Marge Galloway ”“ Bexley Middle School
1997: Jeffrey Schneider ”“ Band/All Schools
1998: James Tatman ”“ Bexley High School
1999: Karen Haylor – Maryland Elementary School
2000: Donna Taylor – Cassingham Elementary School
2001: Ken Stewart –   Bexley Middle School/Language Arts
2002: Scott Logsdon ”“ Bexley High School/Science
2003: Carole Ennis – Montrose Elementary School/Sixth Grade
2004: Eric Acton ”“ Cassingham Elementary School/First Grade
2005: Terry Black – Montrose Elementary School Principal
2006: Molly McCarrick – Montrose Elementary School/First Grade
2007: Sonja Hutchison – Cassingham Elementary School/Kindergarten
2008: Rose Blanchard ”“ Bexley High School/Science
2009: Lisa Viney ”“ Maryland Elementary School/Art
2010: Dr. Linda Kelley ”“ Bexley Middle School/Gifted Language Arts
2011: Amy Johnston Blosser ”“ Bexley High School/Vocal Music
2012: Amy Dunn – Cassingham Elementary School/Kindergarten
2013: Becky Liefeld – Montrose Elementary School/Art
2014: Michael Featherstone – Bexley High School/Social Studies
2015: Julie Horger – Bexley High School/English
2016: Michelle Hipsley – Montrose Elementary School Counselor
2017: Rebecca Rhinehart – Theater Arts/All Schools
2018: Dr. Scott King-Owen ”“ Bexley High School/Social Studies

Nominations for the 2019 Glick Family Educator of the Year Award are due to the Bexley Education Foundation by April 5, 2019. The Educator of the Year will be recognized at the Bexley Education Foundation’s Annual Meeting on May 8, 2019 in the Schottenstein Theater Educator of the Year nominations forms are available on the BEF website, Questions? Call the BEF office at (614) 338-2093.