Sue Kiesewetter reports
A group of Warren County educators and business leaders traveled to Columbus recently to meet with Ohio Department of Education officials, legislators and Ohio’s National Federation of Independent Businesses.
Educators who went were recipients of the 2011 Project Excellence Award sponsored by the Area Progress Council. Educators from every Warren County school district were honored.
The group talked with ODE officials about thematic, inquiry based learned and changes in the core standards students are expected to learn.
Following lunch hosted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the group toured the capital, met with Rep. Peter Beck and were recognized in the senate.
Those who traveled to Columbus included educators Sarah Baker and Lisa Walker, Little Miami; Laura Bergman-Burkland and Tess Rivero, Waynesville; Sandy Gemmel and Kelly Gholz, Mason; Breat Gordon, Lebanon
Michele Murphy and Connie Williams, Carlisle; Susan Sigler, Warren County Education Service Center; Megan Trowbridge, Springboro; and Todd Paul, Warren County Career Center.
Business persons who attended included Keith Argabright, National Bank and Trust; Hope Bone, Bone and Bone CPAs; Walt Davis, Shakerland Farms
John McMinn, Lochmoor Stable; Bill Thornton, president, Project Excellence; Bill Russell, retired; and Arla Tannehill, Area Progress Council of Warren County.