Intervention specialist receives state award

Brittany Troyer, an educator at North Royalton Elementary School, is the 2022 Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award Recipient from the State Support Team Region 3 of the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio.

This award is presented to one educator from each of Ohio’s 16 State Support Team regions who has made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. 

Troyer was also the recipient of the ESC’s Outstanding Educator Achievement Award.

Troyer has worked for the North Royalton City Schools as an intervention specialist for the past 10 years – first at Royal View Elementary and now at North Royalton Elementary. 

“She is a champion at providing opportunities for children and youth with disabilities,” said Julie Bogden, the district’s director of pupil services.  “Brittany is a phenomenal special educator and co-teacher, who works tirelessly with her general education partners to plan meaningful and engaging lessons for all of her students. She won’t rest until her students receive the same opportunities in the general education curriculum as their typical peers.”

NREM Principal Kirk Pavelich echoed Bogden’s sentiments.

“Brittany is regarded as a colleague who others frequently reach out to when wanting to discuss an idea, program or requirement,” he said. “She is a forward thinker who is always looking for ways to grow students, staff and herself.  She is highly regarded for her values and her commitment to education [and has] an ability to maximize instructional opportunities for all of the students she serves.”

Bogden said Troyer has “an excellent rapport with students,” working diligently to maintain a climate that is positive, inclusive and conducive to effective learning. She has been observed offering her students additional methods to show what they know and have learned.  She always strives to identify barriers to her students’ learning so that she can knock them down and help each student succeed.

“Brittany lives by the belief that special education is intended to provide the instruction and supports that will allow every student to achieve,” she said.  “She understands that special education requires supports aligned to each students’ unique needs.  Brittany is a problem solver who works until she finds the needed supports for each of her students.”

Troyer was surprised with the award on May 25.