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Staff Recognition

Grandview Heights Schools Director of 21st Century Learning Marc Alter has been nominated for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Alter was nominated for putting students at the forefront of every decision he makes. He began his career as an art teacher before moving from technology coach to integration coach, and finally to Director of 21st Century Learning. In his current role of helping teachers grow to meet their students' needs, he has continued to work directly with students from kindergarten through high school.

Alter designed and teaches an exploratory class in which high school seniors explore their passions, develop critical thinking skills, and identify their own learning styles. Students who have never considered college as an option for themselves are able to accomplish more than they ever thought they could and have had their worldview and life options expanded because they believe in themselves.

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About LifeChanger of the Year

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.  Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Seventeen individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2018-2019 school year.

Winners are chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be K-12 teachers or school district employees. To be considered for an award, nominees must:

· Make a positive impact in the lives of students

· Enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride

· Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/or district level

· Possess a proven record of professional excellence

· Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning

· Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards

To view Mr. Alter’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile, visit