Carole Morbitzer

Columbus, OH - Mathematics

Being honored with the Presidential Award as one of our Nation's top mathematics teachers is humbling. I eagerly go to work every day, focused on giving my best to my students because they deserve nothing less. Each student learns differently and that challenges me to always make material relevant, interesting, and fun. I will share this honor with all of my students because this recognition is a result of our collective hard work.

Carole Morbitzer has taught for 17 years, spending the last 6 years at Hamilton Township High School in the Hamilton Local School District. She also taught for 11 years at Reynoldsburg High School for Reynoldsburg City Schools.

Carole chooses to teach mathematics classes that include the most challenging students enrolled in grades 10-12. She also chairs the high school's Mathematics Department and is the district mathematics teacher-leader. She guides curriculum alignment and blind short-cycle assessments to ensure continuity in expectations among teachers. Grading practices reflect a standards-based approach and are based on student assessments.

Carole developed a K-12 standards-based mathematics ladder that supports content alignment across grade levels. She consults with the mathematics teams from the other grades to facilitate reflective work and share instructional strategies. Her deep content knowledge makes her a helpful resource for teachers in lower grades.

Carole was awarded the 2005 Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award.

Carole has a B.S. in mathematics education from The Ohio State University. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Principal Licensure program at Ohio Dominican University.