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Two Kings Teachers Earn Project Excellence Award

Posted on: April 26, 2024
2024 Project Excellence Winners Jason Shields and Cheryl Wanner

Congratulations to Kings High School Engineering, Jason Shields, and J.F. Burns Elementary School Intervention Specialist, Cheryl Wanner who have been named winners of this year’s Project Excellence Award, sponsored by the Area Progress Council of Warren County.

This week, Jason and Cheryl were surprised by the Kings Central Office Team announcing their recognition.

Mr. Shields has been teaching for 25 years – 16 of those at Kings High School where he leads the KHS Engineering Academy. He is the STEAM Department Chair, Club Adviser for Fellowship of Christian Students, and serves on the Workforce Development Committee.

Mrs. Wanner is a 40-year veteran teacher. She has taught at Kings for 36 years at J.F. Burns Elementary where she currently teaches Reading Intervention. She has also taught Special Education and First grade.

Every year, the APC seeks to honor two innovative or excellent teachers from each Warren County school. Community members and staff are encouraged to nominate teachers for these awards. Mr. Shields and Mrs. Wanner will be honored at the 37th annual APC recognition banquet on May 1.

The Area Progress Council – a countywide private business organization – started Project Excellence in 1988 as a way to honor and recognize excellent educators. APC solicited funds to create an over $1 million endowment for this recognition program. Since its inception, Project Excellence has honored over 650 educators and awarded $500,000. This year's honorees will be given $500 for personal use and $250 to their district for a classroom or district-wide project.

 Congratulations Jason and Cheryl! We are so grateful for your service and impact on our Knights!