Educator Hall of Fame

For 100 years Upper Arlington students have benefited from the talent, dedication and skill of some of the highest quality teachers in the world.  To honor the best of the best among high school teachers, the Educator Hall of Fame was established at Upper Arlington High School in 2007, by then Principal, Kip Greenhill.  As the district enters its second century, the Educator Hall of Fame is expanding to include teachers and administrators  of all grade levels, preschool through grade 12.  

To be eligible for the Educator Hall of Fame, the nominee must:

  • Have served as a full-time educator in Upper Arlington Schools for at least seven years;

  • Have been retired from Upper Arlington Schools for at least five years;

  • Have achievements in education that have distinguished the nominee from contemporaries.

The nomination window for the 2018 induction class for the Educator of Fame closed March 31, 2018. Inductees will be honored during UA Alumni Day sponsored by the Upper Arlington Alumni Association on July 1, 2018.  Please visit the  Alumni Day page on the UAAA website to learn more!

Nominations are now being accepted for the next induction class through March 31, 2019. You may submit your nomination through the online form or the printable form in the Downloads section of this page. The printed form may be submitted to tellua@uaschools.org or to the district office at 1950 North Mallway Drive. If you have any questions about the Educator Hall of Fame, please contact tellua@uaschools.org or (614) 487-5000.  

For your reference, the names of those already inducted into the Educator Hall of Fame are listed below.

Award Winner

Profession and School

Year Inducted

Bruce BrombacherMath, Jones Middle School2018
Joe CarusoMath and science, Jones and UAHS2018
Ellen ErlangerSocial studies, Jones; UA Schools administrator2018 
Sharon WhaleyIntervention Specialist, Jones2018

Dr. Virginia Ballinger

Spanish, UAHS

2017

Francis “Kip” Greenhill

UAHS Principal

2017

Randy Pfeiffer

English, UAHS

2017

Margaret Schultz

Latin, UAHS

2017

Peggy Sheets

Chemistry, UAHS

2017

Helen Tanner

English, UAHS

2017

Shirley Behnke

Journalism, UAHS

2010

Robert Ginther

Orchestra, UAHS

2010

Jean Guddat

English, UAHS

2010

Ellis Lutz

English, UAHS

2010

Marv Moorehead

Head Football Coach, UAHS

2010

David Shelby

UAHS Principal

2010

Pat Stewart

Government, Assistant Principal, UAHS

2010

Phil Wagner

English, UAHS

2010

Dr. James Allen

English, UAHS

2007

Walter Heischman

UA Schools Superintendent

2007

Lester Jackson

Geometry, UAHS

2007

Richard Larkin

Chemistry, UAHS

2007

Vera K.Randall

English, UAHS

2007

Charles Will

English, UAHS

2007

 

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