Superstar on Staff: Dalton grad puts energy, time into teaching, volunteering

Katie Roth, 8th grade ELA

Reason for nomination: Mrs. Roth is an energetic teacher who inspires her students by planning engaging projects and lessons. She always has the best interest of her students in mind and encourages them to stretch their learning. As a teaching professional, Mrs. Roth volunteers to be on several district committees and coaches the Power of the Pen team.

What do you love about working at Dalton Local Schools?

Dalton is a great district to be a part of because the people are so genuine and kind. Community members, students, and staff all work to support one another, and it’s refreshing to be in a place where everyone truly cares and will offer a helping hand.

How did you get to where you are today (education/ experience/inspiration)?

I actually attended Dalton from kindergarten through graduation, then I went to Kent State University to earn my bachelor’s degree in integrated language arts. The same month I graduated, a teaching position at Dalton became available, so I was fortunate enough to get the job and come right back! This is my 5th year teaching, and I have the privilege of working alongside the teachers who inspired me as a student.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.

My husband and I have been in the process of renovating and restoring a 107-year-old house over the past 3 years. We’ve done a total overhaul on the house, and people might be surprised to know I have knocked down several walls myself, and used a miter saw to help install a new front porch this summer!

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