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Gary Smith Compassionate Teaching Award Nominations

The Gary Smith Compassionate Teaching Award recognizes a Worthington teacher or other school employee who has gone above and beyond normal classroom effort and hours to help a student with personal or academic needs. This teacher may have aided, counseled, listen to, guided, tutored, and/or advocated for a young person in ways that changed the student's life.

The key characteristics of the selected educator is outstanding compassion toward young people that is backed up with action. A small honorarium accompanies the award.