Kindergarten teacher earns foundation’s educator award


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Heather Davidson, 2022 Teckman Educator Award Winner.

Heather Davidson, kindergarten teacher at Bogan Elementary School, is this year’s winner of the Teckman Educator Award for excellence, awarded annually by the Greater Oxford Community Foundation.

The award was established in 1997 by Charlie and Joan Teckman in honor of their longtime educator parents, Harry and Virginia Teckman. The award recognizes excellence in the Talawanda School District among both current and retired teachers, administrators and staff.

In the nominating letter for Davidson, her colleague Sarah Currier wrote: 

“Mrs. Davidson is a strong leader in her classroom as she guides, encourages, teaches, and loves her students each day… The academics Heather so creatively teaches create a strong foundation that sets her students up to be successful in first grade and beyond . . . She is always researching and brainstorming new ways to reach students and is frequently re-working/ re-designing lessons to make them more engaging for her kiddos.”

“This has been a difficult year for teachers,” said Dr. Charles Teckman in a release from the foundation. “I have never in my life seen a year so difficult for teachers to complete their work. They are to be congratulated.”

The Greater Oxford Community Foundation is a financial supporter of the Oxford Observer.