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Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Celebrates Founders' Day

On February 17, 2021, the Copley-Fairlawn PTA celebrated Founders’ Day with the presentation of Teacher of the Year awards and Helping Hands volunteer awards to a representative from each academic building. Recipients were nominated by PTA members and one winner was selected from each category per building. From there, each building winner was in the running for Teacher of the Year and Helping Hands district level recognition.

All of these nominees exemplify the Copley-Fairlawn mission of providing a quality education for all students in a challenging and secure environment, maximizing the academic and personal development of each student. These nominees selflessly give to our students, staff and families in support of this vision. 

We are proud to announce the 2021 Founders’ Day award recipients:

The “T” in PTA Award Winners
Arrowhead Primary School – Ruth Meklus
Fort Island Primary School – Melissa Calcei
Herberich Primary School – Ashley Richards
Copley-Fairlawn Middle School – Kasey Finestine
Copley High School – Doug Allen *

Helping Hands Award Winners
Arrowhead Primary School – Kristin Dodson
Fort Island Primary School – Sarah Booth
Herberich Primary School – Carol Early Waris
Copley-Fairlawn Middle School – Stacey Samarigan *
Copley High School – Beth Jones

* Denotes Copley-Fairlawn PTA District Winner

Many thanks to the PTA for their continued support for our students and staff. A year like this demonstrates that a true team effort is required to reach high levels of success in our schools.


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