Loveland Intervention Specialist awarded 2014 Kathe Shelby Leadership Award
The Loveland City School District is pleased to announce Loveland Middle School (LMS) Intervention Specialist Carol Huxhold was awarded the 2014 Kathe Shelby Leadership Award in a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Ohio Special Education Leadership Conference in Columbus.
Huxhold’s nomination came from the parents of an LMS student who described Huxhold as follows, “To say Carol has been a Godsend would be no exaggeration. Simply stated, she personifies the definition of teaching from the heart. Carol is also the consummate professional, engages in research-based best practices and is committed to helping ALL students reach their full potential. Amazingly enough, that support does not end when the bell rings at the end of the day.”
“This is a distinguished honor within the Ohio special-education community, and speaks volumes to the dedication Carol has exhibited to helping all of her students to achieve at the highest levels possible,” said Eric Dool, director of student services. “While there are many qualities that make up an effective teacher, commitment to each student’s growth can be counted among the most important – going above and beyond to ensure that each student has the opportunity to successfully participate in his or her education; Carol has done this.”
Named in honor of Kathe Shelby, the director of the Office for Exceptional Children from 2008 – 2011, the Kathe Shelby Leadership Award is presented yearly to an Outstanding Special Education Leader in Ohio.