Kathy Pugh, a middle school art teacher in the Canton City School District, was nominated as a finalist for the Ohio Teacher of the Year award.

Canton art teacher Kathy Pugh is a finalist for Ohio Teacher of the Year | Pro Club Bd

A Canton City teacher was named a finalist for Ohio’s Teacher of the Year.

Kathleen Pugh, who teaches fine arts at Hartford Middle School, is one of four teachers selected as a finalist by the State Board of Education. The Ohio Department of Education announced Monday the finalists, as well as the 10 teachers selected to represent one of the state board’s districts.

Pugh was named 2023 State Board Teacher of the Year for District 8.

Kathy Pugh, a middle school art teacher in the Canton City School District, was nominated as a finalist for the Ohio Teacher of the Year award.

Stephanie Siddens, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction, applauded all recognized educators for their talent, hard work and dedication to their students during an online presentation that featured each State District Teacher of the Year.

Previous Stark County District 8 winners:Canton South teacher Nancy Q. Miller is State Board Teacher of the Year for District 8

“This remarkable group of teachers inspires a passion for lifelong learning while encouraging student success,” said Siddens. “These educators embody the myriad reasons we celebrate our teachers.”

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