Local teacher named ‘Teacher of the Quarter’

Laura Barlage
Virtual Community School of Ohio teacher Laura Barlage of Amelia, received the “Teacher of the Quarter” award at the 2011 VCS Ohio Opening Day ceremony.

Barlage increased her students’ OAA Reading test scores by 24 percent as well as created an incredibly innovative online classroom for her students.   She teaches third grade and has been with VCS for nine years.

“More than expected” was the theme of the Opening Day ceremony, held on Aug. 22 at the Wedgewood Country Club in Powell.  A variety of awards were given such as the “Distinguished Educator” award and the “Technology Implementation” award.

“I truly believe we have the best staff around,” James McCord, VCS Ohio superintendent said.  “I couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments.”

Virtual Community School of Ohio offers students in grades K-12 an accredited, online education from their home. The mission of VCS Ohio is to make a difference in the life of a student.