Fifth-grade Teacher Leslie Hopping was surprised in her classroom at Granville Intermediate School last week with the Leaders for Learning Award from the Licking County Foundation.
The Leaders for Learning Award was created by the Licking County Foundation in 1993 to honor school teachers who exemplify excellence in their fields. Each year, teachers from every public school district in Licking County are selected by their principals and superintendents for their belief that all students can and want to learn; for their desire to make a significant difference in students’ lives; for their commitment to professional development; and for their outstanding classroom skills and leadership.
In the nomination, GIS Principal Gayle Burris said, “Leslie’s mission as a classroom teacher is for all her students to reach their full potential. She takes the time to build meaningful relationships with her students, getting to know their personal interests and incorporating those into her instruction, while encouraging her students to do their best.”
Principal Burris added that Leslie is committed to her profession and takes on leadership roles in collaboration with her colleagues. Leslie Hopping is an educator who truly cares about her students and, through her commitment to education, she has a huge impact on the quality of education her students receive.
Leaders for Learning Award recipients can apply annually for grants of up to $500 to further their professional development or purchase materials for their classrooms. This award is made possible through generous support by the Lindorf-Warner Memorial Fund of the Licking County Foundation.