( Norwood ) - The 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year is from Norwood.
On Friday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria visited Norwood Middle School to announce the winner: Leila Kubesch. A statement from DeMaria says "Leila Kubesch taps into her students' interests and passions and enables them to reach their full potential."
The district says Kubesch is consistently praised for her creative approach as she teaches Spanish and English as a second language. In the application, Norwood Superintendent Katherine Sabo praised Kubesch's ability to connect students with their community, and says she visits students' homes on a regular basis.
Kubesch is a National Board Certified teacher who holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education, both from Purdue University.