The Walter-Horn Outstanding Achievement Awards presents an opportunity to recognize an outstanding educator and student from the counties served by State Support Team Region 15. Public school districts, community schools, educational service centers, and county boards of developmental disabilities each may nominate an outstanding educator or educational team for the Franklin B. Walter Award and one outstanding student with disabilities for the R. A. Horn Award.
From the nominations received, members of State Support Team Region 15 will select one student and one educator or team to be honored June 17, 2015 at a luncheon to be held at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio. Honorees will receive their awards during the luncheon that takes place from 11:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.
The Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award is named in honor of Dr. Franklin B. Walter, former superintendent of Ohio’s public instruction, who devoted over 50 years of service developing quality educational initiatives and programs, including the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities.
The R. A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Raymond Horn who devoted more than 60 years of service to improving the quality of life and learning for students with disabilities.
State Support Team Region 15 will provide nomination forms to members of the Special Education Network. Applications are also provided on this website.
Completed nomination forms and supporting materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Directions for completing the nomination forms (Franklin B. Walter and R.A. Horn) and directions for submitting them to the State Support Team can be located on the link for the nomination forms.