Indian Valley Teacher Named Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year
Patty Couts, kindergarten teacher at Port Washington Elementary School, has been named the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year for 2017.
Mrs. Couts is in her 24th year of teaching and maintains an enthusiam for making sure students have a successful start to their school careers. She creates a warm, caring, and safe environment where students grow both academically and socially. She continues to have high expectations for herself professionally as she is continually learning and refining her techniques to ever increasingly reach her students. This approach earns the utmost respect from her colleagues, parents, administration, and most importatntly her students. Indian Valley families are fortuante to have a teacher such as Mrs. Couts working in service of our children.
This marks the second consecutive year that an Indian Valley teacher has been honored with the award. Indian Valley High School art teacher, Sara Dittfeld, was blessed with the recognition in January 2016.