Category Archives: Educator of the Month

April Educator of the Month

Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is thrilled to announce that Mrs. Pam Bachus, second grade teacher at Brookville Elementary School, has been selected as April’s “Educator of the Month”.  According to Howell, “Mrs. Bachus is a very dedicated and caring teacher.  She pours her heart and soul into her classroom and develops long lasting relationships with her students and their families.”

Mrs. Bachus has been teaching in the Franklin County School Corporation for 19 years.  Her first teaching job was at St. Gabriel School in Connersville, Indiana.  Mrs. Bachus received her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Marian College.  She holds a Masters Degree from Xavier University and is certified in Reading Recovery.  

Mrs. Bachus was nominated for this honor by a parent.  When asked why Mrs. Bachus should be considered for this recognition the parent responded, “Mrs. Bachus has a love for the children and for teaching. She makes sure all of the students understand what  she is teaching, and she goes above and beyond to help every child. She is an excellent example of a perfect teacher!  The Franklin County  School Corporation is lucky to have her.”

Currently, Mrs. Bachus and her husband, Tom, spend … Continue reading

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March Educator of the Month

College and Career Readiness Coordinator, Mrs. Sara Shaver, has been named as March’s “Educator of the Month”. This honor comes on the heels of Ms. Shaver being recognized as an ISTAR Educator earlier this month.  

This is Mrs. Shaver’s second year serving as Franklin County High School’s first College and Career Readiness Counselor.  Mrs. Shaver is a graduate of Franklin County High School.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Tech.   Prior to returning to Franklin County Mrs. Shaver worked in higher education both at Brown Mackie College and Cincinnati State.  

Mrs. Shaver was nominated for this recognition by a FCHS student.  According to the student, “Being Franklin County High School’s College and Career Readiness Coordinator means Mrs. Shaver supervises and helps students decide their next steps after high school and prepares them for what the real world has to offer.  Her door is always open to students who have transferred, are midterm graduates, and even to students who have already graduated.”  She provides support and guidance to both students and their parents as they navigate the waters of college admission, scholarships, and financial … Continue reading

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February 2017 Educator of the Month

In January, 2017, longtime FCCSC educator, Ms. Geannie Hensel, announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year.  A few weeks later, Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, visited Ms. Hensel’s classroom to surprise her with the news that she had been selected as February’s “Educator of the Month”.  

Ms. Hensel has been employed as a physical education and health teacher with the Franklin County Community School Corporation for 37 years.  After graduating from Ball State University she secured her first teaching job at Laurel Jr. High and High School.  Eventually she moved to Franklin County High School.   During her tenure, Ms. Hensel has served as a teacher, coach, jr. high athletic director, and sponsored many student organizations, such as MCATZ and Bleacher Bums.    

In addition to her teaching duties, Ms. Hensel serves on the Franklin County Education Association negotiations team. In the community she is involved with the United Way and Relay for Life.  

Ms. Hensel was nominated for this recognition by an FCHS student athlete. One of the reasons the student nominated Ms. Hensel was because of her dedication to the students of FCHS and her unwavering school spirit.  She is one … Continue reading

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December Educator of the Month

In just four short months, Brookville Middle School teacher, Samantha Walter, is already receiving accolades from her students.  Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Walter has been selected as Franklin County’s December “Educator of the Month”.  Mrs. Walter was nominated for this recognition by a student in her classroom.

Mrs. Walter joined the Brookville Middle School staff in August of this year.  She is currently teaching sixth grade at the middle school.  While Mrs. Walter is new to the Franklin County Community School Corporation, she is not new to teaching.  Prior to making the move to Brookville Middle School, she has been employed as a teacher in the Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation and the Sunman Dearborn Community School Corporation.

Mrs. Walter grew up in southern Ontario, Canada.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a Masters in Education from D’Youville College, in New York.  In addition, she has earned her certification in Mild Disabilities through Indiana Wesleyan University.  

The student that nominated Mrs. Walter for this recognition, states that Mrs. Walter is “very caring and she is really good at helping me with my homework and … Continue reading

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November Educator of the Month

According to Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, November’s Educator of the Month, embodies everything an educator should be.  Mrs. Katie Schneider, Franklin County High School Ag Education Teacher and FFA Advisor, is passionate about Ag Education and invested in her students, as well as the community. In her fourth year at Franklin County High School, Mrs. Schneider has transformed the Ag Education curriculum and reenergized the FFA program.  

Mrs. Schneider was nominated for this recognition by Grace Moster, Franklin County FFA Chapter Secretary.  According to Miss Moster, “Mrs. Schneider’s passion for agriculture and FFA have blossomed during the short time she has been at the helm of our program.  Our chapter size has doubled and our members have adopted her contagious positive attitude that has amplified their involvement. I could not have asked for a more driven, caring, and dedicated advisor.”

After graduating from Franklin County High School, Mrs. Schneider attended Purdue University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy and Agronomic Business & Marketing.  She first put her degree to work as a Precision Ag Specialist at Harvest Land Co-op.  While working full time, Mrs. Schneider went back to school and received her Master’s Degree in Science Education.  She completed … Continue reading

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