OSSA Selects 2016 Teacher of the Year

Release Date: 
06/22/2016

Amity, Oregon – The Oregon Small Schools Association (OSSA) is proud to announce Kimi Romey as their 2016 Teacher of the Year. Romey is a teacher in the Amity School District.

Romey teaches English at Amity High School, as well as a video production class. But she does much more than that for the high school in her small hometown. Romey is the leader of the school’s leadership program, mentoring high school students in organizing assemblies, fundraisers and the annual May Day performance, a 90-year tradition in the community.

Technology is also an area that Romey is involved in at Amity, using it widely with her students and as a communication tool. With another teacher, she was one of the first users nationwide of Google Classroom, and she now trains her peers to improve effective use of Google tools in education.

“With unmatched dedication to students, staff and the community, Romey deserves recognition for all that she contributes to Amity High School,” said Daniels.

Michael Lasher, OSSA executive director, said that OSSA is always pleased to honor teachers in small school districts. “Kimi Romey’s excellent work and her dedication to the students of the Amity School District are stellar examples of what small district teachers do throughout Oregon to give their students the best education. OSSA is proud to recognize one of the truly great teachers in Oregon,” Lasher said.

Romey received her Teacher of the Year Award on November 14 at an OSSA event during the Oregon School Boards Association Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon.

The community of Amity is located 25 miles north of Salem and has a population of 2800 people. The Amity School District has about 900 students and includes one elementary school, one middle school and one high school.