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Insurance Educator of the Year

Insurance Educator of the Year

The Insurance Educator of the Year award is our way of recognizing teachers for excellence in insurance and risk management education. Each year, we proudly acknowledge an outstanding Ohio educator who surpasses expectations by delivering insurance concepts in a dynamic and engaging manner.

Nomination requirements
Anyone—including educators (nominating themselves or other teachers), principals or administrators, students, insurance professionals and consumers—can nominate an educator for this award. Instruction can be part of any course such as financial literacy, family and consumer sciences, business, economics, mathematics, driver education, or social studies. The competition is open to Ohio high school educators. Nominated educators will be asked to provide examples of their insurance related curriculum for further award consideration.

The nomination deadline is Feb. 29, 2024. Nominations can be submitted here.

About the award
The award recognizes both the teacher and the school. In appreciation, the teacher and school receive:

  • $1,000 award to the winning educator
  • $500 award to the educator’s school
  • Special recognition during our Annual Meeting
  • Reimbursement of course fees for successfully completing a future graduate-credit workshop or course designed for high school teachers. Subjects covered must include some insurance issues or topics. Maximum amount of reimbursement is $500.
  • Recognition plaque

Judging criteria
A panel of judges who represent Ohio’s insurance industry will select the awardee.
Judging will be based on the following:

  • Subjects taught (auto, renters, life and health insurance)
  • Demonstration of varied approaches to student needs and learning styles
  • Creativity in teaching methods
  • Evidence of personal insurance knowledge

OII reserves the right to add or eliminate awards when, in its judgement, either the number or quality of entries warrants such action. The decision of the OII will be final. Previous awardees are ineligible. OII employees and judging committee members are excluded from nominating a candidate. Judging committee members may not vote on or influence the selection of an educator who teaches at a school attended by an OII employee’s or judge’s children. 

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