2023 KidsLinked Teacher of the Year

Presented by 104.9 The River

Winners for Our 2023 KidsLinked Teacher of the Year Presented by 104.9 the River

Overall 2023 Teacher of the Year Winner: 
Jeff Blair of Baker Middle School

Childcare, Elementary, Middle School & High School Categories Presented by Frostop Root Beer 

Childcare 1st Place Winner: Kristin Ballinger of Westerville III, OH - The Goddard School® 
Childcare 2nd Place Winner: Brittani Newman of Agape Academy

Elementary 1st Place Winner: Tonya Kelly M. Ed of A+ Arts Maybury
Elementary 2nd Place Winner: Nicole Hosty of Wilson Hill Elementary

Middle School 1st Place Winner: Asisa Chiles of World Harvest Prep
Middle School 2nd Place Winner: Joan Grundey of Larson Middle School

High School 1st Place Winner: David Inbody of Fairborn High School
High School 2nd Place Winner: Jeff Ungerer of Fairbanks High School

Special Education 1st Place Winner: Lisa Monroe of St. Francis DeSales High School
Special Education 2nd Place Winner: Jarrod Smith of Fairborn High School

The winner of each award will be presented his/her prize at our KidsLinked Columbus Children's Festival presented by Meijer on Saturday, June 17th. For more details about the event, visit: ColumbusChildrensFestival.com

Congratulations to all the teachers that provide 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!