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Kenton Lemon,
7th/8th grade
social studies teacher

Reason for selection: Mr. Lemon creates a positive environment at Dalton Middle School with his students. He creates relationships with them in the classroom and also in extracurricular activities. He has a wealth of knowledge with all the activities and programs he is a part of. He demonstrates great leadership with our students and is someone they look up to and can learn from. We appreciate Mr. Lemon as he is a part of the Dalton Local Schools family.

1. What do you love about working at Dalton Local Schools? 
I love working at Dalton Local Schools because we have a great staff, student population, and community. I think it’s extremely rare to find all three in a school district and I feel very fortunate to have found such a great place. Dalton Local Schools is a very special place. With being a teacher and a coach, I get the opportunity to see all kinds of different schools and how they are represented, and I can honestly say that I’ve yet to find another school like Dalton. I think the biggest thing that I love about the Dalton community is that people take pride in doing things the right way.

2. How did you get to where you are today?
My journey started in 2009 when I graduated from Waynedale High School. I decided to further my education as a teacher at the University of Akron. While in college, I did some coaching at Waynedale High School. I graduated from college in December of 2013 and began working as a substitute teacher in January of 2014. I had multiple opportunities to come to Dalton and sub at the Intermediate School. I found this to be an extremely enjoyable experience and I even told people, “I could definitely see myself working at Dalton”. I was fortunate enough to be offered a teaching position at the middle school that summer and without hesitation I accepted the position. After that, I also accepted an assistant football coach position and the head varsity wrestling coach position at the high school. This is my eighth year teaching and coaching at Dalton Local Schools.

3. Tell us one interesting little fact about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.
One fact that people would probably be surprised to hear about me is that when I started college I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher.


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