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Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor inductees

Janet Block
Lange School Kindergarten Teacher

Nance Bradds
E.D. Smith Elementary School Principal

Randy Neff
Oakwood High School Teacher, Oakwood Junior High School Athletic Director, Coach

2018 Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor inductees

Recipients and their nominators pose at the 2018 Sam Andrews Awards

Lucy Pine
Edwin D. Smith Elementary 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Mary Jo Scalzo
Harman School Principal
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Superintendent of Oakwood City Schools

About the Hall of Honor

Sam Andrews Hall of Honor

The Oakwood Board of Education established the Sam Andrews Educational Hall of Honor in 1980, on behalf of countless people in the community whose lives Sam Andrews influenced with his dedicated service as a teacher, coach and friend from 1944 to his death in 1977.

The intent and purpose of the Hall of Honor is to commemorate the high ideals that characterized Sam Andrews life and to provide a vehicle for others who want to honor and place in perpetuity for remembrance and inspiration those people whose lives and careers are or have emulated that of Andrews' distinguished career.

During Andrews' career, he won the love and devotion of many students whose lives he touched as teacher and coach, the esteem and respect of countless more who knew him in their capacity as parents or patron of the school district, and unqualified admiration of the teachers with whom he worked. But, more importantly than all of these attributes, he was a friend to all with whom he came in contact.

As an educational leader, Sam had an innate capacity to challenge the best from all those who worked with him and for him. He disciplined himself and all who would join him with seemingly limitless energy in the pursuit of excellence, not only in the classroom but also in numerous school activities.

The Oakwood school district and the community are genuinely indebted to Sam Andrews for the legacy of distinguished service both to the boys and girls and to the men and women whose lives he helped to shape.

Selection Committee

A Selection Committee comprised of past inductees, members of the Alumni Association, The Oakwood Schools Foundation, and other support organizations meet in June to review nominations for the current year.

Contact Information

Sandi Branham
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Oakwood Board of Education
(937) 297-5332


Nomination Form

A completed Nomination Form and letter of support should be completed and forwarded in writing to the Superintendent:

Dr. Kyle B. Ramey, Superintendent
Oakwood City Schools
20 Rubicon Road
Oakwood, OH 45409

or via email at:

Nomination Criteria

To be eligible for this award:

  • The nominee may be living or deceased.
  • The nominee should be retired from employment or voluntary service with the Oakwood school system for three years.
  • The nominee should have stimulated students to seek excellence in all of their endeavors.
  • The nominee should have displayed personal qualities of leadership.
  • The nominee should have inspired students to continue education, community interest, and public service throughout their lives