Lincoln West teacher honored
(Plain Press, September 2004) Olga I. Gueits, chemistry teacher at Lincoln-West High School , received the 2004 Local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club Foundation Award and $1,000.00 for her school. The award recognizes outstanding teachers locally. She was the only secondary level teacher in the Cleveland Municipal School District to receive this award. As the Local Teacher of the Year, each winning teacher is eligible to compete for the State Teacher of the Year Award.
Gueits, a native of Puerto Rico , also received $1,000.00 from the Dominion Educational Partnership for the selection of a project to improve math and science education. This is the second year she received the Dominion Grant. Gueits expressed gratitude to The Plain Press where she first found the information to apply for the award listed in the Community Board.
Last year Gueits was awarded Chemistry Teacher of The Year by the American Chemical Society NEO and also received the Governor Excellence Award for Youth Science Opportunities. Gueits has served on the staff at Lincoln West for 16 years. She lives in Cleveland.
Wilbur Wright becomes K-8 school
Wilbur Wright School , 11005 Parkhurst Drive is one of 29-district school that will either begin the transformation or fully convert into a kindergarten through eighth grade school. Wilbur Wright was formerly a middle school.
James Ford Rhodes makes small school transition
James Ford Rhodes High School at 5100 Biddulph is one of three Cleveland Municipal School District high schools to be transformed into several smaller schools this year. The building will be divided into smaller units where students assigned to those units will attend all their classes.
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