West Muskingum teacher Cassie Tomplait was among 47 area teachers to receive the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS) Teacher Recognition Award on Wednesday, January 24 at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus.
Nominated by Superintendent Chad Shawger, Tomplait is a second grade teacher at West Muskingum Elementary and has 12 years experience, four in her current position. She received her B.A. degree in Early Childhood and her Masters of Arts in Education degree from Muskingum University. Tomplait was selected by her peers as West Muskingum Elementary's 2017 Teacher of the Year.
Pictured are (l to r): Dean Renee Middleton from The Patton College of Education, Ohio University; West Muskingum Superintendent Chad Shawger; Cassie Tomplait; and Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education.