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Paul Kauffman

Paul Kauffman (OH '92)


At the time of the Award, Paul Kauffman was:

Hillsdale High School
Jeromesville, OH

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Paul R Kauffman was a language arts teacher at Hillsdale High School located in a rural area of north central Ohio outside of Jeromesville. A member of a teaching team, Mr. Kauffman helped to develop the Classroom of the Future Project—a statewide computer-based network designed to help the teachers of the fourth through twelfth grades to strengthen their English composition curriculum. The Classroom of the Future Program, piloted four years ago in this district, will eventually include curricula for math, writing and social studies as well. Mr. Kauffman has served on a number of state college teacher evaluation boards, and has worked for seventeen years at the Mansfield Correctional Institute teaching inmates English composition, developmental reading and study skills. Named Teacher of the Year in 1978 by the Hillsdale School District, Mr. Kauffman also served for 11 years as the executive director of the North Central Ohio Education Association.

Personal Message

After several years administering a prison pre- release, tranistion program and then working for the Ohio Department of Education, I was blessed with a wonderful opportunity to serve as an adjunct to the guidance offices of three area high schools in Ashland County as a career and college mentor. Our program is part of the Ohio College Access Network and primarily serves minority, low income and first generation students. We have been able to significantly reduce the number of students who identified "go to work" as their post-secondary plans. I also occasionally supervise field experience students and student teachers for Ashland University.

Additional Information


1969 Ashland University, B.A.

Assessment, English/Language Arts, Extracurricular Activities, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Language Arts, Mentoring, Professional Development, Reading, Reform, Restructuring