Teacher of Excellence

The ProStart Teacher of Excellence Award recognizes exceptional teachers who use the ProStart restaurant and foodservice industry career development program in their classrooms. The educator honored with this award has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the ProStart program and has extended the program's curriculum by motivating the students to participate in internships and by using guest speakers, field trips and additional opportunities within the industry to make the program more meaningful for the students.

Bob Evans Restaurants sponsored the 2017 Teacher of Excellence award and made the presentation at the annual ProStart Invitational. Patrick Devine, Director of Operations for Bob Evans presented Valerie Zeno of Sentinel Career & Technology Center with the award, certificate and token of appreciation.

Congratulations to Valerie Zeno of Sentinel Career & Technology Center
2017 TEACHER OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT

Previous Award Recipients:

  • > 2017: Valerie Zeno - Sentinel Career & Technology Center
  • > 2016: Dennis Finley - R.G. Drage Career & Technical Center
  • > 2015: Barbara Hummer - Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
  • > 2014: Debra Bates - Lancaster High School
  • > 2013: David Eichorn - Eastland Career Center
  • > 2012: Carrie Hamilton - Apollo Career Center
  • > 2011: Kathy Zay - Tolles Career Center
  • > 2010: Tim Michitsch - Lorain County JVS
  • > 2009: Chris Olszewski - Polaris Career Center
  • > 2008: Pamela Mock - Madison Comprehensive HS
  • > 2007: Marty Nagele - Westshore Career Technical Education
  • > 2006: Carey Whitacre - Springfield-Clark Career Center
  • > 2005: Michael Edwards - EHOVE
  • > 2004: Maurina Driscoll - Lorain County JVS
  • > 2003: Sheila Hamm - Tri-Rivers Career Center
  • > 2002: Pegeen Cleary - Southeast Career Center