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 2019 inductees have been selected and will be honored during UA Alumni Day sponsored by the Upper Arlington Alumni Association on July 6, 2019.  

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 induction class through March 31, 2020. 

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 [email protected] or to the district office at 1950 North Mallway Drive. If you have any questions about the Educator Hall of Fame, please contact [email protected] or (614) 487-5000.  

Hall of Fame Inductees


Joe Conley
Media teacher, UAHS 
Bonnie Emery
Teacher, Barrington Elementary School 
Virginia Gardier 
Librarian, Burbank Early Childhood School and Greensview Elementary School
Elizabeth "Betsy" Miller
Language Arts, UAHS 
Dan Sebastian
History and Government, UAHS 


Bruce Brombacher
Math, Jones Middle School
Joe Caruso
Math and science,
Jones and UAHS
Ellen Erlanger
Social studies, Jones
Administrator, UA Schools
Sharon Whaley
Intervention specialist, Jones


Dr. Virginia Ballinger
Spanish, UAHS
Francis “Kip” Greenhill
Principal, UAHS
Randy Pfeiffer
English, UAHS
Margaret Schultz
Latin, UAHS
Peggy Sheets
Chemistry, UAHS
Helen Tanner
English, UAHS


Shirley Behnke
Journalism, UAHS
Robert Ginther
Orchestra, UAHS
Jean Guddat
English, UAHS
Ellis Lutz
English, UAHS
Marv Moorehead
Head Football Coach, UAHS
David Shelby
UAHS Principal
Pat Stewart
Government, Assistant Principal, UAHS
Phil Wagner
English, UAHS


Dr. James Allen
English, UAHS
Walter Heischman
UA Schools Superintendent
Lester Jackson
Geometry, UAHS
Richard Larkin
Chemistry, UAHS
Vera K. Randall
English, UAHS
Charles Will
English, UAHS
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