School awards Teacher of the Year

Jill Erickson, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Bonaventure School in Columbus, received the 20th annual William and Barbara Gerhold Family Teacher of the Year Award for her service to the school.
In addition to her morning teaching duties, she is the school’s K-4 reading specialist, and has presented the concept of guided reading to teachers in Columbus Catholic schools.
Erickson also is active in St. Bonaventure Parish, assisting with summer Bible school and the archdiocese’s Ignite the Faith campaign, cleaning the church and serving as a chairperson for the parish’s Night of Entertainment fundraiser.
Erickson plans to donate her $5,000 in prize money to the school for guided reading materials, online reading programs and Chromebooks.
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