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The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities will again host the 2018 R.A. Horn and Franklin B. Walter Awards Program.  A special educator (or team) and one student from each SST Region will be recognized at an Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Villa Milano.


Return all Nomination Forms to Mike Edwards no later than April 13, 2018.

Mike Edwards

SST Region 16

P.O. Box 39

Chauncey, OH 45719


Fax: 740-797-0154

Phone: 740-797-0150


Educator Nomination Form

Student Nomination Form


R.A. Horn Award

The R.A. Horn award is presented to one exemplary student with a disability from each of Ohio's 16 State Support Team regions.  This award recognizes students' remarkable performance and perserverance within the school and community settings.  The award was established 25 years ago by the Ohio Department of Education in honor of the late Dr. Raymond A. Horn, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction Emeritus.  Acknowledge 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.  Dr. Horn left behind a legacy and a challenge to ensure that every student with a disability be given the respect and the opportunities to which they are entitled.


Franklin B. Walter Award

The Franklin B. Walter award is given to an educator or team from each of the 16 State Support Teams in Ohio 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 to 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.  Among these is the development of the nation's first statewide plan for children with disabilities.

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