2024 KidsLinked Teacher of the Year

Presented by 104.9 The River

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Winners for Our 2024 KidsLinked Teacher of the Year Presented by 104.9 the River

Overall 2024 Teacher of the Year Winner: 
Hannah Schneider of Starling PreK-8

Childcare/PreK presented by The Now Massage

Childcare/PreK 1st Place Winner: Journae Morris of Primrose Downtown Columbus
Childcare/PreK 2nd Place Winner: Rachel Moore of Balanced Family Academy

Elementary presented by Columbus Clippers

Elementary 1st Place Winner: Nicole McDougall of Africentric Early College
Elementary 2nd Place Winner: Amber Phillips of Columbus Preparatory Academy

Junior High/Middle School presented by Raising Cane's

Junior High/Middle School 1st Place Winner: Anjali Sharma of Horizon Science Academy Middle School Columbus
Junior High/Middle School 2nd Place Winner: Paityn Caudill of Gahanna Middle School East

High School presented by Fred Astair Westerville

High School 1st Place Winner: Paula Hughes of Linden McKinley
High School 2nd Place Winner: Joshua Gates of Meadowdale High School

Special Education presented by E.E. Ward Moving & Storage

Special Education 1st Place Winner: Beth Hubler of Hilliard City Schools
Special Education 2nd Place Winner: Joshua Chandler of Monterey Elementary

The winner of each award will be presented his/her award, certificate and prizes at our 13th Annual KidsLinked Columbus Children's Festival presented by Meijer on Saturday, June 15th. Details regarding participation in the awards ceremony will be sent to the winning teachers and his/her director or principal. For more details about the event, visit: ColumbusChildrensFestival.com

Congratulations to all nominated teachers providing valuable education and guidance to our kids! Big congrats to our winners for being amazing educators, honors well deserved!

Thank you to all who nominated and voted for your favorite teacher!