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"And The Tree Cried Out"
explains the underlying causes of “bullying” in a way that every child can understand. !

STOP THE BULLYING! - This Book Deals Directly with this subject!

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Public Information Office 115 South Ludlow Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402 (937) 542-3052

April 30, 2012
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

Teacher of the Year crowned May 3
Ten finalists vie for district top honor

Dayton Public Schools staff, administrators and supporters will gather to pay tribute to the districts top educators during the seventh annual Teacher of the Year recognition program. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday (May 3), in the districts Fourth Street Meeting Room at 115 S. Ludlow St.

Our teachers play a crucial role in making sure that every student receives a high-quality education, Superintendent Lori L. Ward said. Our Teacher of the Year celebration focuses attention on the important, inspiring and, in many cases, life-changing work that teachers across the district do throughout their careers.

Ten finalists will be selected from 25 nominees. In addition to Teacher of the Year honors, two runners up also will be announced at Thursdays event.

The program will begin with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by an awards program with guest speaker AJ Wagner, a former Montgomery County Common Pleas Court justice. 2011 Teacher of the Year Marcella Barrett also will be a featured speaker.

Community members, colleagues and principals nominate teachers for the award. A committee comprised of former Dayton Board of Education members, retired teachers, DPS administrators and community members selected the finalists based on the nominees education philosophies, biographies and applications.

Valerie PreK-8 School Dayton Ohio $1,000 Donation to Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Center tot6 help fight Breast Cancer.
Student Council Nov 2011.
Principal Wyetta M. Hayden talks about Food Drive for Homeless.
Marcella - Jim Otte TV 7 Interview at
Crayons To Classrooms

Dayton Public Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year attends Crayons To Classrooms event

Marcella speaks at
Dayton Public Schools District 2011 Convocation

Marcella wins the
Dayton Public Schools 2011
Teacher of the Year Award
see also
See Dayton TVABC/FOX
Dayton Daily News
See the entire event
Hometown Newspaper
Letter from Senator Sherrod Brown
Marcella Barrett wins Dayton Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award

Left to Right: 2nd Runner Up Nancy Vogel, WOW PreK-8, Dayton Superintendent Lori Ward, Marcella Barrett 2011 Teacher of the Year, Valerie PreK-8, and first runner-up Carol Andrews, Edison PreK-8.

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"And The Tree Cried Out" is a children's book written by Marcella Barrett, MA, 6th Grade Math-Science teacher. This children's book is meant to amuse, inspire, to prevent bullying, provoke discussions, teach respect for the environment and each other, and instill proper moral values for children of all ages.

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Stop The Bullying! This children's book is a great way to
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how we relate with each other, including diversity,
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