CHESTER A. ROUSH EDUCATIONAL HALL OF FAME
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, the Chester A. Roush Educational Hall of Fame Class of 2020 was left in uncertainty. The Kettering Board of Education was optimistic that the selection process and the induction ceremony would occur during the fall of 2020. However, as the pandemic worsened, it was deemed necessary to continue to delay these initiatives. As vaccine roll-outs have begun and our buildings are open for in-person instruction, optimism is returning for the selection and induction of Roush Hall of Fame honorees in 2021.
After much consideration and consultation, the Kettering Board of Education has decided that no inductees will be honored for 2020. All applications submitted for the Class of 2020 will be carried forward and considered for the Class of 2021. The current deadline for accepting nominations for the Class of 2021 has been extended to April 15, 2021.
The nomination process for 2021, consisting of a nomination form and letters of recommendation, has moved to an on-line format. In light of this change, we are eager to help facilitate the process or answer any questions. Please do not hesitate to contact the Community Relations Office at 937-499-1458 with questions or concerns.
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The nominator will be responsible for collecting/completing the following documentation:
Letters of Recommendation. The nominator may include letters from others (teachers, district staff, administrators, students, community members, etc.) who have personal knowledge of the candidate’s contributions to education. Providing examples of situations or events is encouraged. “Group” letters (signed by multiple individuals) will not be considered. All submissions must be type-written. Letters of recommendation should be collected by the nominator and submitted electronically via the link included in the online Nomination Form (please see link below.)
Nomination Form. The on-line form can be accessed HERE or via the District’s website under the District Forms/Links tab. This on-line form allows the nominator to attach letters of recommendation for consideration.
Note: The nominator should collect all letters of recommendation prior to completing the on-line nomination form.
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The Selection Committee will consider all nominations received by the April 15th deadline. Inductees will be selected and notified, with a public announcement in late May/early June. During the late summer/early fall, or when safe to do so, an in-person induction ceremony will be scheduled to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the Chester A. Roush Educational Hall of Fame Class of 2021.