Rocky River City Schools News Article

Goldwood Teacher Jessica Dessoffy Receives Heroes of Learning Award

5/19/2020, 12:34:37 PM
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - Goldwood Primary School teacher Jessica Dessoffy was awarded the Cox Communications Heroes of Distance Learning Award for demonstrating continued excellence while conducting virtual instruction. Dessoffy, who will receive a $1,000 award for a virtual classroom makeover, received the news on a surprise Zoom call with a representative from Cox Communications and several district administrators on Monday (May 18) afternoon.
Cox Communications ran a contest on its Facebook pages to find teachers who have become Heroes of Distance Learning during the last two months. The contest received almost 80 nominations according to Cox Communications representative LaVar Howell. 

During this time of virtual instruction, Jessica has created a dynamic virtual classroom for her students. She is building lessons using a number of different technology tools to help students thrive in a digital learning setting. In addition, Jessica is also creating and presenting an online series of webinars for district teachers to learn how to implement these practices.


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