Located in Cleveland's historic Ohio City neighborhood, Orchard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) School provides students with equal opportunity for innovation, engineering and design principles through authentic problem-based learning units in all subject areas.
Ten District teachers have learned that they have won this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The honor goes to teachers who demonstrate instructional expertise, creativity and innovation and set an example for their peers.
This is the third year for the awards, a partnership between the George Gund and Cleveland foundations, the District and the Cleveland Teachers Union. The goal is to spread best practices by honoring teachers who set a standard of excellence and serve as an example for their peers.
Shoes and Clothes for Kids has rewarded CMSD’s Ohio Teacher of the Year finalist with a 3-minute shopping spree at the organization’s Resource Center. Catherine Duplisea gathered 364 items -- $2,500 worth of supplies -- for her school, Orchard STEM.
Ten award-winning CMSD teachers are reaping well-deserved congratulations. They also are planning ways to share their methods with peers across the District.
The Cleveland Board of Education has approved a plan for the future of District academic programs and facilities. The board voted 9-0 Tuesday to adopt the plan after the District spent months holding community meetings and collecting feedback.