Deborah Withem, CEAO 2013 Teacher of the Year
Deborah Withem, CEAO 2013 Teacher of the Year
The Correctional Education Association of Ohio (CEAO) sponsors a Teacher of the Year Award contest annually. The winner of the contest is announced at the Fall Training Event. Individuals eligible to win the award must be CEAO members and must spend at least 51% of their time teaching in a correctional setting. Nominations were received from the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. During the selection process, five finalists are chosen. From the five finalists, a winner is selected.

This year the five finalists were, Dana Berry, Southeastern Correctional Complex/SCI; Florence Madueme, Franklin Medication Center; Duwayne Shoup, Mansfield Correctional Institution; Kimberly Taylor, Ross Correctional Institution, and Deborah Withem, Southeastern Correctional Complex/Hocking.

This year's CEAO Teacher for the Year winner was Deborah Withem from Southeastern Correctional Complex/Hocking. The 2013 Runner-up was Dana Berry, Southeastern Correctional Complex/SCI.

Congratulations, Deborah Withem, for being selected as the 2014 CEA Region III Teacher of the Year!