Congratulations to the Arcanum-Butler Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Andrea Painting!
This is Mrs. Painting’s eighth year of teaching at Arcanum-Butler Local Schools. She was hired as the gifted intervention specialist and has spent the last several years teaching 5th grade language arts. Prior to teaching at Arcanum-Butler Mrs. Painting taught three years for the Broward County School District in south Florida before returning to Ohio in 2010.
Mrs. Painting attended college in Northeast Ohio, graduating from The University of Akron with a Career Tech degree. After graduation, she enrolled at Kent State University to obtain a Master's degree in Gifted Education. Since that time she has also earned additional educational licenses from The University of Dayton.
Mrs. Painting and husband Dr. Matt Painting recently moved to the Arcanum community with children Catie and Keenen. The Paintings chose to move to “give their two young children the best education possible”. She states, “This move meant becoming a part of a small town, similar to where we grew up, with great core values weaved throughout”.
When asked about her role as a teacher, Mrs. Painting replied, "Education isn't about just teaching kids to read and write, it is about instilling in them the values and work ethic it takes to make it in the real world. That is why I chose this profession. I would not be the teacher I am today without the support of my teammates, current and past students, and an administration that puts kids first."