Alumni Honored with Outstanding Educator Awards
The Office of Alumni Relations and Division of Education honored the following alumni with Outstanding Educator Awards for 2010. The award honors individuals in the field of education who have made significant contributions to the lives of others as teachers, mentors and role models.
CLARENCE H. BARTHELMAN 1932
(awarded posthumously) He spent most of his career teaching in private schools. His longest tenure was at Worcester Academy, where he was a mathematics professor for 35 years. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He held a M.A. in astronomy from Harvard University.
TONI BOEHM KIDDIE 1967
She worked for the Berea City School District from 1983 until her retirement in 2009. She also taught in Victor Central Schools, Victor, NY. In 2003 she was named a Master Teacher to Japan by the Fulbright organization. She holds an MAED in reading from Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.
ERNEST KOZMA 1950
Following his graduation from BW, he went on to earn an MAED from Kent State University and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He was a chairman for the Ohio Council on Teacher Education and on the evaluation committee of the Cleveland Commission on Higher Education.
CAROLE L. MAATZ 1949
After receiving her music degree from BW, she went on to earn a master’s from Columbia University. In 1953 she joined the Parma City Schools, where she taught vocal music at Valley Forge High School and Pleasant Valley Junior High School until her retirement. She continues to substitute teach in Parma.
ROBERT SMITH 1973
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from BW and a master’s degree from Cleveland State University. He devoted his career to the Wickliffe City Schools, as a teacher and coach, where he was the superintendent from 2003 until his retirement.
Five alumni were honored by the Division of Education as the Outstanding Educators of 2010. Pictured with President Dick Durst (center) are Robert Smith ’73 (left), Carole Metz ’49, Toni Boehm Kiddie ’67 and Ernest Kozma ’50. Not pictured is Clarence Barthelman ’32, who received the award posthumously.