Judy L. Haller

School and community involvement are the keys to the success
of Judy Haller’s dropout prevention program for high-risk high school
students. She has taught English in the Dayton City Schools since 1970.
Prior to that, she was an English teacher in the Fairborn City Schools
and the Chesapeake Exempted Schools.

Haller earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Speech from Marshall
University and has completed post-graduate work at Wright State
University, the University of Alaska, and the University of Dayton.

Haller has received more than $300,000 in grants over the past six
years from sources such as NIKE and the A & E Network to develop a
bird sanctuary on school grounds, taken 25 students on a plane trip to
Chicago, and purchase Baby Think it Over Dolls, which aim to reduce the
pregnancy/fatherhood rates among students. She has served as a member of
the Discovery Channel VCR team.

Special Recognition

1994

Dayton Teacher of the Year

1992

Walt Disney American Teacher Award

1992

Outstanding Professional Award from the National Organization of Student Assistance and Partnerships

1992

Presidential Point of Light Nominee

1992

Computer Learning Institute Grand Prize Winner

1992

Learning Magazine Professional Best

1991

IBM

1991

Ohio and Regional Teacher of the Year

1987

Jennings Foundation Scholar