Friend of Education

Friend of Education Award

The Bexley City Schools Board of Education has a proud tradition of annually presenting a community member(s) the Friend of Education Award. Annually in late January or early February the Board sends out a nomination form.  Below is a summary of this form:

Criteria for this award is:
  • Individual who has made a significant contribution to public education in the City of Bexley
  • Not a current Bexley Schools employee (certificated, classified, exempt, administrative, aide)
  • A person who goes above and beyond to give their time to our school
Nominations are encouraged from community members, educators, or non-educators

Procedure for award selection and presentation:
  • Nominations will be forwarded to the Board of Education for their review and selection
  • Annually at their May Board meeting, the Board will present the Bexley City Schools Friend of Education Award
  • The Bexley City Schools Friend of Education Award itself is an engraved brick that is placed in the Alumni Piazza/Walkway at our Cassingham Complex

List of Past Winners

Friend of Education Awarded to:

Year presented

Carol Potter

1981

Janet Halliday

1982

Florence Montague

1983

Pam Workman

1984

William Young

1984

Earl Morris

1985

Elise Blount

1986

Mary Bauer

1987

Cathy Agriesti

1988

Russell Boring

1989

Holly Reed

1990


Friend of Education Awarded to:

Year presented

Patt DeRousie

1991

Robert Madaffer

1992

Katie Arnold

1993

Dr. Floyd V. Stolzenburg

1994

John Marr

1994

Bill Payne

1995

Patricia Butler

1996

Joni Hughes

1997

C.A.R.E.

1998

Juanita DeLong

1999


Friend of Education Awarded to:

Year presented

Michael Hess

2000

Chuck Cooper

2001

Doug Adams and Jim Ryan

2002

Mary Hopmann

2003

Howard Schottenstein

2004

C.A.R.E.

2005

Mindy Soga

2006

Larry and Sherry Linhart

2007

Eleanor Taylor

2008

Marlee Snowdon

2009

Martha Robbins

2010

Debbie Stone

2010

Craig Burford

2011

Michele Kusma

2011


Friend of Education Awarded to:

Year presented

BEF Board of Governors

2012

Susan Zanner

2013

Betty Brown

2014

D.A.R.N.

2015

Bryan Drewry

2016

Dawn Overly

2017

Andrea Lourie Brooks

2018

Maureen Bellamy

2019

Ted Cahill

2020

Ted Brasky

2021

Alison Norris

2021

James MacDonald

2021

Abigail Norris Turner

2021

Mary-Lynn Niland

2021