The best teachers have the biggest hearts, and Old Trail teachers are so much more than instructors. They are trusted advisors and mentors, who challenge, guide and lift up our students. It is with these intangible qualities in mind that we showcase today’s Teacher Feature, Physical Education Teacher John Conner.
We are proud to share that our very own Tyler ‘21 has been chosen as the winner of the 2020 Youth in Philanthropy Award, presented by the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Last winter, the pandemic turned our world upside down and left all schools in the precarious position of having to figure out how to continue delivering meaningful instruction despite being physically separated. Thanks to the efforts and expertise of Director of Technology Sharon Winfrey and Technology Support Specialist Benjamin Smith – who are the collective focus for today’s Teacher Feature – Old Trail was able to pivot quickly to distance learning last spring.
More Than 500 Pounds of Produce Donated to Food Pantry
Thanks to the efforts of new Countryside Food and Farms Farm Manager Ginentte Simko and her intern from the University of Akron, we were able to donate 521 pounds of fresh produce to the First Congregational Church of Akron to help those in need.
OTS Alumni Reconnect Professionally at Local Practice
Raj Patel, MD (OTS ‘04) and Jacqueline Graham, MD (OTS ‘06) shared the halls of Old Trail for several years during their childhood. Jackie was at OTS for six years while Raj attended from preschool all the way through grade 8 graduation. Neither could have predicted how their professional paths would one day become intertwined again many years later.