The annual Horn-Walter Outstanding Achievement Awards luncheon sponsored by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities is an opportunity to honor an outstanding educator and student from each of the 16 State Support Team Regions in Ohio. Honorees receive their awards during the luncheon at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The R. A. Horn award is presented to one exemplary special education student from each of Ohio’s 16 State Support Team regions. Established by the Ohio Department of Education in honor of the late Dr. Raymond A. Horn, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, this award recognizes students’ outstanding achievements. Acknowledged as a national leader in the field of special education, Dr. Horn devoted more than 60 years of service to improving the quality of life and learning for students with disabilities.
The Franklin B. Walter award is given to an outstanding educator or team from each of the 16 State Support Teams in Ohio. Awarded to recipients who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities, this award is given in honor of the late Franklin B Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1977 until 1991, a post held longer than any other state superintendent in Ohio’s history. With over 50 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Walter’s leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs, including the development of the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities.
2020 Nominations will be available in early 2020!