“The Northmont City School District is incredibly happy for Joy McKarns,” Northmont Superintendent Tony Thomas said. “She has been a dedicated teacher at Northmont. She inspires with an unsurpassed passion for her students and is first and foremost a quality person.”
McKarns also works in the summer as an instructor for Air Camp USA that works with students from all over the country in STEM opportunities using aviation as a theme. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State University and is National Board Certified.
The state superintendent will announce the statewide honoree this fall. The Ohio Teacher of the Year will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year selection in spring 2021, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers.