State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732


2021 Horn and Walter Awards for Outstanding
Achievement in Special Education

State Support Team 9 is honored to open nominations for the RA Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award and the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award.  This year's nominees will be invited to a regional awards celebration on Saturday, March 12th at RG Drage Career Technical Center.  One student and one educator/educator team will also be selected as the Region 9 representatives to attend a celebration banquet in Columbus on June 7th that is sponsored by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD).  

R. A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award

R. A. Horn Award Description

Please consider nominating one or more students for the RA Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award.  This annual award is for students who have been identified with a disability and are served by an IEP.  Schools are welcome to nominate multiple deserving students.  Each nominee is considered by an appointed SST-9 committee who selects one "regional winner" to be recognized by the OCECD.   The OCECD will provide an individual award and post all winners from across Ohio on their website. Nomination procedures, the nomination submission form and a required Release Form are linked below.  

RA Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Nomination Procedures

RA Horn Student Nomination Form

RA Horn Release of Information form  

 

Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award

Educators who serve students with disabilities

Franklin B. Walter Award Description

Please consider nominating one or more educators/teams from your district for the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award.  This is an annual opportunity for school districts to recognize excellence in teaching.  Each nominee is considered by an appointed SST-9 committee who selects one individual educator or team of educators as the “regional winner” to be recognized by the OCECD The OCECD will provide an individual award and post all winners from across Ohio on their website. Nomination procedures, the nomination submission form and a required Release Form are linked below.  

Walter Outstanding Educator Nomination Procedures

Walter Educator Award Nomination Form

Walter Release of Information form

The due date for all nominations is Friday, February 11, 2022.

Please note - nominations can only be accepted from schools served in the SST9 region of Holmes, Stark and Wayne counties.  Contact Sue Adams-Noll at sue.adams-noll@sst9.org or me if we can offer support with this process.

Terryl Swejk, Consultant
terryl.swejk@sst9.org
State Support Team Region 9
Stark State Advanced Technology Center
6057 Strip Ave, North Canton, OH 44720  
330.492.8136 x1313