Leila Kubesch

Norwood, OH | Years Taught: 25

Her advice to a beginning teacher: “Make use of the wealth of resources available to you; seek ways to develop partnerships with colleagues, students, and their families; write grants to create opportunities for innovative learning experiences when budgets are otherwise limited’ and connect with community members in order to make education equitable, engaging, and meaningful.”

Additional Recognition

  • 2021 • NEA Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2021 • NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2020 • National Toyota Family Teacher of the Year
  • 2020 • Ohio Teacher of the Year and National Teacher of the Year Finalist (CCSSO)
  • 2019 • NEA Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award
  • 2003 • National Board Certification
  • 2000 • Fulbright Hays Fellowship