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Abraxas Teacher Receives 2024 Crystal Apple Award

Julie Pfeifer was presented with the Crystal Apple Award on May 10th at MOESC.

Mansfield, OH (May 14, 2024) — Abraxas teacher Julie Pfeifer was named one of three Crystal Apple Award recipients from School Specialty. As a winner, Pfeifer received a Crystal Apple trophy, a $250 School Specialty merchandise certificate for Abraxas and a $500 School Specialty merchandise certificate for herself. 

This remarkable achievement comes after a rigorous selection process. Ten finalists were chosen from an impressive pool of 600 nominations. The winners were ultimately decided through a public voting system, with thousands of votes cast. School Specialty wrote, “Every year, School Specialty invites educators and school communities to nominate deserving teachers who embody our key contest criteria of inspiration, leadership, and passion.”

In addition to teaching math and life skills at Abraxas, Pfeifer started an Auto Body Club, a 3D Printing Club and a Book Club to provide students with new opportunities. Jolene Edwards, Principal at Abraxas had this to say about Pfeifer: “Julie is a fantastic teacher and so deserving of this award. She helps students achieve their greatest potential. She writes grants and participates in facilitating after-school clubs, giving students opportunities that they would not normally have. We are so happy for her!”

To learn more about Pfeifer and the Crystal Apple Award, visit blog.schoolspecialty.com/2024-crystal-apple-award-winners.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services to 13 school districts and over 20,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland Counties. Client districts receive services from curriculum, gifted and special education consultants, speech pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

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