Congratulations to Lori Cash, 2020 Edna Folger Outstanding Teacher
Lori Cash, of Columbus Signature Academy Lincoln Campus, received the 2020 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award. Lori was honored during a special presentation at CSA Lincoln on August 5, 2020. Mrs. Cash will also be recognized as a part of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting held at The Commons on September 18, 2020.
Mrs. Cash consistently goes above and beyond in all dimensions of her life both in and outside the classroom. She is known to spend countless hours talking with parents, tutoring students, and mentoring and encouraging colleagues.
Lori’s career as an educator spans more than 30 years. She remains fully invested in the success of her students, peers, and school, currently serving on the CSA Lincoln Continuous Improvement Council and the School Guiding Team.
One parent described Mrs. Cash as the “whisperer”. She intuitively identifies unique qualities within each student. She helps to unlock their individual strengths and exceptional greatness so they confidently become the best version of themselves.
In Lori’s previous roles as a pre-school teacher, Adult Literacy Coordinator, and Book Buddies Director, and through involvement in her church, she has established relationships with countless community members who partner with her students to bring authenticity to Project Based Learning assignments.
Cash is very active in her church and serves as the Family Life Coordinator, caring for her church family and organizing community outreach events.
As part of the recognition, Mrs. Cash received an inscribed clock from the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL); a monetary gift from SIHO, the Community Education Coalition and the CTL; and her name will be added to a plaque in the Columbus Learning Center which lists all previous Folger Award winners.
About the Award
Edna Folger set the early standard for teachers. In her honor, Arvin Foundation establishes the award which was designed to raise awareness about the immeasurable influence teachers have on their students and to recognize the image of teachers as important community role models. Sponsored by SIHO, the Community Education Coalition, and the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning the award includes a stipend and a personal award from the Center for Teaching and Learning. The recipient’s name will be added to a permanent plaque located in the Columbus Learning Center. Any full-time elementary or secondary school teacher working at a public, private, or parochial school in Bartholomew County is eligible to receive the annual award.
For more information on the Edna Folger Outstanding Teacher Award, contact Marsha VanNahmen at the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org; 812-375-7576).