Tina Vuyancih, an eigth grade teacher at Williamsburg Middle School, and Kim Lewis, a school counselor previously at Marr/Cook Elementary, were awarded the Educator of the Year award at our Annual Meeting held in September. Tina teaches English Language Arts and is the advisor for Williamsburg’s student council. She works with students to promote sustainability and foster engagement in waste reduction strategies. Now with Loveland High School, Kim coordinated several sustainability inititatives throughout the school from evaluating paper waste in the main office to food waste in the cafeteria. Both Tina and Kim served as their school’s Waste Reduction Program Coordinators and held an end-of-school year recycling event. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, they were able to divert tons of recyclable material from the landfill. In addition, they were able to collect almost 270 pounds of usable school supplies which were donated to the Eastgate Boys & Girls Club. We are very pleased to honor Tina Vuyancih and Kim Lewis in their conservation efforts. If you are interested in learning more about the services we have to offer to
support schools in their waste reduction efforts, please visit https://oeq.net/school-waste-reduction-program/ and complete the form found on the site. If you have any questions about the program, contact Hannah Lubbers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-732-7894.