EHOVE Instructor Honored

Article Published: 04/26/2016

EHOVE Early Childhood Education instructor Renee Kluding was awarded the James Thomas High School Teacher Award on April 17 at Baldwin Wallace University (BWU).  Meant to honor teachers who have engaged, inspired and encouraged Baldwin Wallace students while preparing them for college, Kluding was nominated for the award by Early Childhood Education Class of 2012 alumna Ashly Dickman (Margaretta HS).

In the ceremony program, Dickman was quoted as saying, “Mrs. Kluding had the best classroom management that I have ever seen.  She quickly turned the class into a safe place where all of us knew we could talk about anything.  It wasn’t rare to see students in her office talking through issues or getting help in a different class.” 

“I am very humbled and proud that Ashly Dickman nominated me --and to be chosen by the committee at Baldwin Wallace University for the James Thomas High School Teacher Award is very exciting!” said Kluding.  “Receiving this recognition validates my passion for teaching and pushing students to be the best they can be.  Ashly took her knowledge and experiences in the Early Childhood Education program and used them at BWU.”

Dickman is scheduled to graduate from BWU in May with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  She majored in Early Childhood Education and has gained teaching experience through various Cleveland-area schools and Safety Village in Castalia, plus as a counselor at one of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun camps in California.  While still a student at EHOVE Career Center, she gained experience working with preschoolers and toddlers in the school’s Child Development Center.  Dickman is also heavily involved in various leadership, athletic and sorority activities at BWU.