2021 Teachers of the Year / Beacons of the Year
January 26, 2022
The Chillicothe Education Foundation fundraiser at the home of Ed Milbank raised
almost $25,000 to assist the Chillicothe R-II School District during a
challenging year! The fundraiser was held Wednesday night,
January 26, 2022; and Ed Douglas, Board President, and other board
members and attendees used the occasion to celebrate the Beacon and Teacher of the
Year nominees and winners.
Douglas thanked their host, Ed Milbank, a CEF board director, for providing his home as the
venue for the event and
the dinner for the evening.
the Year & Beacon Award Winner Announced
Nominees From Each School Presented
Secretary to the Board of Education & Superintendent
Numerous Chillicothe R-II Staff members were honored today
for their years of service and for excellence in the District during the annual service and awards program held at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. The event culminated a day of
professional development for teachers and staff members. Chillicothe Education Foundation President Ed Douglas handed out the awards to the nominees from each
building and presented the top awards - Teacher of the Year and Beacon
Award to Dewey School's fourth grade teacher, Andrea Beck, and Field School para-professional, Kimberly Taylor, respectively.
ANDREA BECK 2021 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Nominees for the Teacher of the Year Award
were: Janice Shaffer, GRTS; Amy Adams, CHS; Diane Pittman, CMS;
(Andrea Beck, Dewey School, TOTY); Jill Allen, Field; Adrienne Allen,
2021 BEACON AWARD
Beacon Award nominees were:
Kristi Newlin, District Office; Tamy Ewing, CES para-professional; Mary Jane Stephens, GRTS
para-professional; Kimberly Taylor, Field para-professional (winner); Crystal Lehman, CMS para-professional; and Julie Moore, Dewey custodian.
Not Pictured: Lisa Wilson, CHS Secretary
"We are so grateful for the Chillicothe Education
Foundation's support so that our outstanding teachers and support staff can
be recognized for their dedication to the District's students," Dan Wiebers, superintendent said.
"We are very blessed to have such a great staff working hard to do their jobs and exceed all
The presentation followed the recognition of staff members who have earned service pins. Bill Hayen, Treasurer of the
Chillicothe Board of Education, handed out the pins. Members of the R-II Staff who were recognized for their years of service
were as follows:
- 5 Year Pins:
Lily Pyrtle, Brenda Baker, Fallon Forbes, Carla Kelly, Mary Jane Stephens, Chrstine Shearer, Brandon
Duckworth, Eric Menconi, Anna Plattner, David Slater, and Cinda Maasdam.
- 10 Year
Pins: Kelly Griffith, Mandy Gaston, Lindsey Goad, Heidi May, Shaylee Rademacher, Jamie Sullivan, Abby Smith,
Neal Wolf, Ruth Summer, Michael Jones.
- 15 Year
Pins: Tiffany Acree, Lisa Rule, Kari Snyder, Stacy Surbewr, Rachael Wheeler, Brooke Wolf, Sarah Cavannah.
- 25 Year
Pins: Laurinda Davison, Michael Haslar, Ruth Musselman.
A reception for those recognized was held following the program in the performing arts