Brittany Troyer, Intervention Specialist with North Royalton Elementary School, Receives Prestigious State Award
Brittany Troyer, an educator at North Royalton Elementary School, is the 2022 Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award Recipient from the State Support Team Region 3 of the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio. This award is presented to one educator from each of Ohio’s 16 State Support Team regions, who has made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. She also received the ESC’s Outstanding Educator Achievement Award.
Troyer is an educator who clearly has the best interest of students at the heart of all of her decisions, a quality witnessed during her time in the North Royalton City School District as an intervention specialist for the past 10 years–first at Royal View Elementary, and now at North Royalton Elementary. “She is a champion at providing opportunities for children and youth with disabilities,” said Director of Pupil Services Julie Bogden. “Brittany is a phenomenal special educator and co-teacher, who works tirelessly with her general education partners to plan meaningful and engaging lessons for all of her students. She won't rest until her students receive the same opportunities in the general education curriculum as their typical peers.”
“Brittany is regarded as a colleague who others frequently reach out to when wanting to discuss an idea, program or requirement,” said Principal Kirk Pavelich, North Royalton Elementary School. “She is a forward thinker who is always looking for ways to grow students, staff and herself. She is highly regarded for her values and her commitment to education. Brittany has an ability to maximize instructional opportunities for all of the students she serves. She consistently demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the school community and is held in high regard by her colleagues as a dedicated staff member who is respected by students, staff, parents and community members.”
Troyer has an excellent rapport with students, working diligently to maintain a climate that is positive, inclusive and conducive to effective learning. She has been observed offering her students additional methods to show what they know and have learned. She always strives to identify barriers to her students' learning so that she can knock them down and help each student succeed.
“Brittany lives by the belief that special education is intended to provide the instruction and supports that will allow every student to achieve,” said Bogden. “She understands that special education requires supports aligned to each students’ unique needs. Brittany is a problem solver who works until she finds the needed supports for each of her students.”
Troyer was surprised with the award on May 25.