Retired Mt. Healthy City School District Teacher Who Returned For the Students Honored as Support Staff Person of the Year

As a retired teacher with more than 30 years experience, Nan Wells knew exactly what was needed of her in the Response to Intervention classroom as a paraprofessional. She worked diligently with students instructing and leading groups daily. She learned new programs, built relationships with students, communicated with classroom teachers about progress, and taught six Reading RtI groups daily. During Remote Learning in the spring, she continued to teach and assist students virtually to improve their reading skills. She held half hour sessions with third graders who were still struggling with reading to encourage them and help them stay on track. “Mrs. Wells not only keeps the students on her mind, she also cares about the welfare of the staff,” explained Angela Martin. She joined the staff engagement committee, helped organize, set up, and cleaned up after staff luncheons, none of which was ever required of her.  She has an amazing gift of storytelling that entertains the students and staff alike, and all her stories of Mt. Healthy staff and students would all be told with love.

“Nan supports all students and staff with a wealth of knowledge and positivity! She goes above and beyond to help our little Owls; She is very patient and kind, and she frequently checks in on her students,” stated Megan Bolser, Kindergarten Teacher. 

As Nan Wells heads into her second retirement, the staff and students of Mt. Healthy City School District wish her all the love and happiness that she has provided throughout the years in the district. 

Mt. Healthy North Principal Michael Lindsay described her saying, “Mrs. Wells cared for every student in the building. If a child was struggling in her room or struggling in the hallway, they knew she was there to help them. Her heart is bigger than the normal size. It is truly a teacher's heart,”