Arcanum-Butler 2023 Teacher of the Year Kathy Kuhbander
Mrs. Kuhbander has been teaching at Arcanum-Butler Local Schools for six years and has taught for a total of thirteen years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, Florida. Kathy currently teaches 9th grade English and
Yearbook. She is the advisor for Academic Team and facilitates the Chess Club. She also co-advises Student Council. Kathy lives in Arcanum with her husband Dan and two children, Devin, an Arcanum High School graduate, and Lily, a junior at Arcanum. Kathy enjoys working in the children and music ministries at her church, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
When asked about what she enjoys most about teaching, Kathy shared, “I love investing in the lives of young people. I try to assure my students that I am in their corner, cheering them on in this difficult time that we live in. Academically, I enjoy teaching the writing process as well as helping them make the connections between literature and real life.” Some of her favorite
authors to teach are Shakespeare, CS Lewis, Emily Dickinson, and Edgar Allan Poe.
When asked where her passion for English education began, Kathy answered, “My mother
would take us to the library as children and tell us to find enough books to keep us busy during those long summer days. The other most impactful person in my life would have been my high school English teacher, Mrs. Kistler. She ignited my passion for delving into the meaning of written of words.”
Upon being named the Teacher of the Year, Kathy shared, ”I am honored to be chosen as the 2023 Teacher of the Year and look forward to many more years of teaching.”
Safe Schools Ohio
The Safer Ohio School Tip Line is a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours-a-day.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety — whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Things to report to the tip line include (but are not limited to):
- Bullying incidents;
- Withdrawn student behaviors;
- Verbal or written threats observed toward students, faculty or schools;
- Weapon/suspicious devices on or near school grounds;
- Gang related activities;
- Unusual/suspicious behavior of students or staff;
- Self-harm or suicidal sentiments; and
- Any other school safety-related concerns.
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