SANDRA CUPP NAMED 2022 ‘TEACHER OF THE YEAR’
Forty-year education veteran nominated by peers to receive annual award
Worthington Christian fourth-grade teacher Sandra Cupp thought that Tuesday, May 3, of 2022 would be a day much like any other, but she received not one but two surprises. She planned to take her students to the Ohio Statehouse for the annual fourth-grade field trip as part of their Ohio history unit. Little did she know that this particular field trip would be the setting for her first surprise of the day: While there, she was recognized and honored by the Statehouse staff for her forty-year career in education. Upon returning to school from the Statehouse, Cupp’s second surprise of the day came as she and her students settled back into their classroom routine. Interim Head of School Jim Parrish popped into her classroom and made the announcement that she has been named WC’s 2022 “Teacher of the Year.”
This award is given annually by a vote among peers to a faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching, Christian discipleship, and love for students. The Worthington Christian School Fund for Academic Excellence (formerly known as the PTF Endowment Fund) provides a gift to the teacher as well as a place on the Teacher of the Year recognition plaque located in each school building. The current chair for the fund is Troy McIntosh, who accompanied Parrish in presenting the award. Cupp has been a part of the WC faculty since 2004, and she plans to retire at the end of this academic year. Enjoy the following video of Cupp’s (second) surprise of the day, as well as reflections on her career.