Two Evergreen High School educators recently received the 2017 Northwestern Ohio Education Association Local Service Award.
Patricia Adamski is a math teacher and the treasurer for the Evergreen Education Association, a position she has held almost 10 years. She has served on the negotiations team for four contracts.
From 2011-13, Admanski worked diligently with the Internal Revenue Service to update the Evergreen Association’s nonprofit status. She also attends Ohio Education Association treasurers’ workshops to update the school district’s financial information.
Currently she represents the Evergreen Education Association (EEA) on the Northern Buckeye Insurance Committee, a position earned as part of an insurance grievance settlement. According to her nominator, “Pat is a role model for teachers and union members, and a guiding member of the executive committee, volunteering to do all those tedious little tasks that make the association work for everyone.”
Adamski was named Teacher of the Week by the Toledo Blade, as well as “Evergreen High School Teacher of the Year.” She sponsors a team for the Komen Race for the Cure and donates to the Fulton County Christmas Cheer and various Impact of Hope causes.
Mark Wagner is a math teacher and a member of the negotiations team for the EEA. He has spent many years and countless hours making sure the bargaining team is well prepared at the table, and he has been a vital member at the table, contributing ideas and proposals to bring a successful contract ratification.
Wagner is also the EEA number cruncher, spending hours of extra time analyzing the district’s finances and then using the information to help guide the negotiations team. He explains to members how a proposed salary and benefits package affects every member at every level of the salary index.
He has received countless awards, including: the Evergreen Local Schools District/High School Teacher of the Year; the Franklin B. Walters Award; the Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Award; the National Society of High School Scholars – Class Nobel Educator of Distinction in 2004; the University of Toledo College of Engineering Outstanding Partner in Education in 2007 and 2010; and the Toledo Blade Teacher of the Month.