Distinguished Highlanders

Distinguished Staff

Full Name

Inducted

Graduated

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Ron Rabe

2003

Ron Rabe

Dick Haucke

2004

Dick Haucke

Jim Williamson

2005

Jim Williamson

headshot of Jim Williamson

Sheila Kappa

2006

Sheila Kappa

Sandy Lingo

2007

Sandy Lingo

Susan Lawrence

2008

Susan Lawrence

Sandra Baumann

2009

Sandra Baumann

Brenda Burman

2009

Brenda Burman

Mike Amos

2010

Mike Amos

Mike Amos

Tim Taylor

2011

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Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor is known for many things at Oak Hills High School – the Blues Brothers suit and sunglasses at pep rallies, in character as one of the founding fathers on Constitution Day, or paying respect to servicemen and women in the annual Veterans Day program he co-organizes.  None is as important as the daily impact he’s had on the students he’s advised on the Mock Trial teams in 18 years, taught in the classroom, or encountered in passing.  

Tim has spent 22 of his 27-year career at Oak Hills High School teaching Government, American History, and AP U. S. History.  He was advisor for the class of 1998 and 2001, and served as Key Club advisor for five years. He was also junior varsity softball coach. Tim often collaborated with colleagues on school projects that had a huge impact on students, staff and the community. He worked with art teacher Steve Groh on a school-wide Opening Day Assembly for 12 years. He and business teacher Lynn Hericks and a former board of education member facilitated Respect Day in 2005.

“Besides the fact that I was able to deal daily with absolutely fabulous students, staff and parents, I am most proud of being the Mock Trial advisor for 18 years and our Veterans Assemblies,” Tim said.

Mock Trial teams qualified for the state championships in Columbus 11 times and named state champions in 2003 and 2007. In 2004, Tim received the Mock Trial Excellence in Coaching Award from the Ohio Center for Law-related Education “but the real excellence was the combination of the best legal advisors in Ohio and our amazing Mock Trial participants,” he said.

Tim and teachers Shannon Murray and Donnie Becker facilitated the Veterans Day assemblies at Oak Hills High School three of the last four years. “Each year this event was the highlight of my school year,” Tim said. “They were moving, humbling and we never knew who we were most proud of - the veterans or the students.”

Tim Taylor

Cindy Breen

2012

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Cindy Breen

Around Delhi Middle School, Cindy Breen is known for her stop sign and her cookies. Regardless of the weather, she mans her post at the Foley Road crosswalk with Rose Zix, and has been parodied by her students with great delight. Her cookies are a hit with both students and staff alike. She specifically brings in cookies for her students during the month of their birthday. She also organizes a pizza lunch every other week, and each student on the Lynx Team is invited sometime during the year. The students love the fact that Cindy’s cookies are the dessert. Cindy also makes a point to join in and play with them during gym class and come to their extra-curricular activities and sporting events.

Cindy has taught Special Education and Math at Delhi Middle School for 17 out of her 21 years of teaching. She has been the National Junior Honor Society Advisor for the past 13 years and always looks forward to hosting the Academic D Breakfast and taking the members to COSI in Columbus, Ohio every year. She has served as an Oak Hills Education Association representative and most recently the Secretary for the association. Cindy has also served as a PTA Teacher Representative, PTA Teacher of the Year, a middle school teacher mentor from 1999 to 2006 and a Technology Advisor for Delhi from 1999 to 2011.

Cindy not only enjoys playing golf, she has been the Middle School Girls’ golf coach for 10 years, and recently took on the added responsibility of coaching the Delhi Boys’ golf team. This last year, the Girls’ team won the GMC Tournament for the very first time. Cindy is quite proud of the fact that she was able to build a girl’s team, from just a few players, into a squad that included 16 girls last year. She takes great pleasure in watching her girls and boys go on to play golf at the high school level. Cindy also takes great pride in the successes of all of her past students, especially enjoys hearing from them about their accomplishments, and really likes it when former students come back to visit her.

Cindy feels she has been blessed to work in a wonderful environment at Delhi Middle School for the past 17 years, and cherishes the great relationships she has formed with her fellow teachers and staff.

Cindy Breen

Marsha Corbitt

2012

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Marsha Corbitt

Marsha Corbitt began her career in education in 1971 at Linden Elementary in Columbus, Ohio where she taught fourth grade in the largest elementary school in Ohio. In 1987 Marsha returned to teaching at C.O. Harrison after taking a break to raise her children. She left C.O. Harrison to accept a first grade position at J.F. Dulles. Marsha spent 24 of her 30-year career at Dulles teaching first grade. During this time Corbitt initiated looping with her first graders to second grade and initiated and created a team teaching classroom with Sandy Kurtz for five years. “Our administrators were quite shocked when Mrs. Kurtz and I requested permission to tear down the wall between our classrooms. This is just one example of Oak Hills’s “open –minded” perspectives which instills confi dence in their staff to attempt new approaches and methodologies.”

This open-minded attitude also provided a pathway for Marsha to explore and initiate the Guided Reading Program in Oak Hills. In collaboration with her colleagues, the district adopted Guided Reading as a substantial component of their literacy program. Adopting Guided Reading as a key element of their reading program has allowed K-3 teachers to implement the guided reading approach in their classrooms, develop guided reading libraries in all five elementary buildings and establish district-wide reading assessments.

Throughout Corbitt’s 30-year career she has received such honors as Educator of the Year from J.F. Dulles, Educator of the Year from Oak Hills Local School District, Named 3C Outstanding Educator of the Year, and awarded National Board Certification in 2004. Marsha also had a chance to work with educators on the other side of the globe. Corbitt was part of an educational SWAT team for Crossroads Community Church. She, along with 12 other educator, traveled to Mamelodi, South Africa with the purpose of mentoring teachers and building relationships in the community. She states that this experience was life altering. “The purpose of our mission was to help change lives. We discovered very quickly that our lives changed equally if not more than those we were serving.”

Marsha married her college sweetheart, Claude Corbitt. They have been married 40 years and have two wonderful adult children Christian and Elizabeth both of whom are Oak Hills graduates. Chris is married to Melanie (Channell) and Elizabeth is married to Matthew Wilhelm and they have two beautiful children, Emmy and Lucy.

“I truly believe that behind every successful person is someone who believed in them, challenged them, and encouraged them to persevere. I have been blessed to have many people in my life who have been mentors and an influence in my life, however, I would especially like to acknowledge my husband, Claude for his support. Throughout my career he has given me encouragement and challenged me to persevere and to believe in myself.”

Marsha Corbitt

Kim Dobbs

2013

1974

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Kim Dobbs

Kim Dobbs has been associated with the Oak Hills Local School District for over 50 years. She was a student in the fi rst kindergarten class at J. F. Dulles Elementary School and graduated from Oak Hills in 1974. Since then, there have only been two years that she has not participated in the Oak Hills community either as a student, a student teacher, an Oakette choreographer, a parent, a community education instructor or a teacher.

Kim has served on many academic committees during her tenure as teacher. She helped write the Sounds Great! phonics program which has taught thousands of Oak Hills’ students to learn to read and write. Kim was instrumental in the Stork Connection program in the district. She is a published author of a children’s book. After 30 years of teaching in the district, Kim is retiring.

Kim resides in Price Hill with her husband, Bob. She and her family founded the west side TOP soccer program which serves Oak Hills’ children with special needs. She loves spending time with her grown children, Justin, Brandon, and Lyndsee and son-in-law, Kyle. Her children are also Oak Hills graduates. Her pride and joy are her two grandchildren, Greyson and Kynslee.

Kim Dobbs

Kim McCoy

2014

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Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a graduate of Taylor High School in the Three Rivers Local School District and of The University of Cincinnati. She has been employed by Oak Hills since 1986. Her entire career has been at Delshire Elementary teaching third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. She has served as Co-Vice President of the Oak Hills Education Association for the past six years and as a building representative for many years before that. She has served on a variety of committees throughout the years. 

Kim and her husband Sandy have two sons. Shane will graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Advanced Personal Training this June from Beckfield College. Alec is a sophomore at Capital University majoring in Marketing and minoring in Chemistry.

Kim McCoy

Sonny Tudor

2014

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Sonny Tudor

Sonny Tudor has served in the Oak Hills Local School District for the past 36 years. Beginning as a teacher at Oak Hills High School in 1977, he has since served as head basketball coach, athletic director, assistant principal in several buildings, principal and human resource director. He was named Cincinnati Coach of the Year in 1985 and inducted into the Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Tudor graduated from Madeira High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cedarville University in 1976 and earned his MBA from Xavier University in 1985.

Tudor and his wife Cindy live in Madeira. They have four children Chris, Steve, Elizabeth and Rob.

Sonny Tudor

Suzie Bubash

2015

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Suzie Bubash

Suzie Bubash began her 34-year teaching career in 1981 after graduating from Radford University in Virginia, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education K-8.  She also attended The College of William and Mary and the University of Cincinnati receiving endorsements in Emotionally Disturbed and Gifted Education. 

After teaching in Virginia and Kentucky for several years, she was welcomed to Oak Hills in 1989.  Suzie spent the next 26 years of her career at Oakdale Elementary beginning as the Learning Disabilities teacher then moving into gifted intervention, kindergarten, fifth, fourth and third grades.  She has served on  numerous  curriculum  committees for ELA, Social Studies and Technology.  Helping the district to implement new ideas with technology in the classroom Bubash has piloted many new initiatives through the years. 

She and her husband Dave have two sons.  Nathan, a freshman at Miami University, is an Economic and Political Science major. Nicholas, a junior at Lakota West High School, will study computer engineering and physics.  In retirement, she plans to travel and see family.

Suzie Bubash

Kim Hulette

2015

1981

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Kim Hulette

Kim Hulette has been a part of the Oak Hills School District for 45 years.  She attended Oakdale and Dulles Elementary Schools going on to Bridgetown Junior High and then graduating from the high school in 1981.  She then coached the Bridgettes, Bridgetown’s drill team, while attending the University of Cincinnati. 

After graduating, she was hired to teach sixth grade at C.O. Harrison Elementary and then moved to Oakdale Elementary.  She spent four years teaching seventh and eighth grade math at Bridgetown and then returned to Oakdale teaching third and fifth grade.   She completed her Master teacher in 2011 and received a reading endorsement last year.  She has served on a variety of committees throughout her career, but her passion has been, and continues to be, leading children to be lifelong lovers of reading.

Hulette has two daughters who have also spent their school careers in the Oak Hills School District.  Lauren is completing her freshman year at Ohio Northern University where she plays volleyball and is studying pharmacy.  Carlie is a sophomore at Oak Hills where she plays volleyball, soccer and basketball.  After 30 years of teaching, Kim is retiring and  looking forward to traveling, reading and enjoying her girls.  She would like to thank all who have shared in her 30 years and being part of making her little girl dream of being a teacher come true! To watch Kim's video visit: https://vimeo.com/216858911

Kim Hulette

Dawn Johnston

2016

1985

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Dawn Johnston

Dawn Johnston is a lifelong Highlander. She embarked on her journey at C. O. Harrison in kindergarten and graduated from Oak Hills High School with the class of 1985. She started her career with the district in 1999 as a substitute secretary, health room aide and instructional assistant, helping at nine of the district locations.

After spending a year as a full time secretary at Delshire, she began her tenure at Delhi Middle School in 2007. In addition to her commitment to students in the district, Dawn has served her community. Teaching Sunday school, training volunteers, planning curriculum and leading events, she has helped to guide the lives of many students in her church.

Dawn’s husband, George, is also a graduate of Oak Hills. They have two daughters, Whitney and Sarah, both of whom graduated from Oak Hills with honors. Dawn and George have two granddaughters, Reagan and Bristol, and have a grandson, Titus, on the way.

Watch Dawn's video here: https://vimeo.com/163731593

Dawn Johnston

Alison Cucchetti

2016

1992

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Alison Cucchetti

A 1992 graduate of Wittenberg University, Alison spent time teaching History at North College Hill High School before joining the Oak Hills staff in 2001.

Originally a teacher of World and American History, Alison earned her MLS Degree at the University of Kentucky in 2009. She now works in the high school media center growing the MakerSpace and cultivating a culture of reading and collaboration.  Alison serves as a member of the eLearning team working to embed and enhance the use of technology in curriculum district wide.

A recipient of the Ashland Inc, Golden Apple Award, Alison is most proud of her accomplishments facilitating service learning programs that connect students with community issues through service. Most recently was the successful 3,000 Book Challenge that installed reading nooks and provided thousands of books to Bethany House locations serving children who are homeless in Cincinnati.

Alison and her husband, Aaron, have two daughters, Sophia and Maya, who both currently attend Dater Montessori. Alison is an infectious reader who also enjoys being outside camping and growing vegetables. 

Watch Alison's video here: https://vimeo.com/165630397

Alison Cucchetti

Tracy Combs

2017

1980

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Tracy Combs

Tracy started out her years as a Highlander at C.O. Harrison Elementary, then went to Delhi Junior High and ended her journey as a 1980 graduate of Oak Hills High School. She started her career in the district in 1998 as an Instructional Assistant at Delshire Elementary in a specialized classroom. She has remained in that same classroom for her entire 19 years in the district, loving her job and the people she works with.  She feels like Delshire is a special place to work.

Tracy is chairperson of the Caring and Sharing Program at Delshire and the “Souper” Bowl canned food drive, which benefits both the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry and the children of Delshire. She coordinates with outside resources such as Kroger and St. Simon’s Church to gather resources for Delshire as well.

Tracy and her husband Kenny have three children, Kenny (Lauren), Megan (Justin) and Grayson (Beth), who have all graduated from Oak Hills High School. They have five granddaughters; Olivia, Emma, Penelope, Stella and Scarlett.

Tracy has enjoyed participating within the Oak Hills community as a parent, an employee, and most recently as a grandparent, attending her second Grandparent’s Day at Oakdale Elementary. To watch Tracy's video visit: https://vimeo.com/216842788

Tracy Combs

Lynne Seaburn

2017

1980

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Lynne Seaburn

Lynne is a 1980 Oak Hills graduate. She has been happily married for 31 years in May to Brad, a 1978 Oak Hills grad. She has two amazing children, Eric and Amanda, and has been blessed with an amazing daughter-in-law, Natalie, and two beautiful grandchildren Lucy and Holly.

Lynne has worked for the Oak Hills district since 2001. She have devoted her life to the children of her community through her volunteer work. She’s been a coach with the Delhi Athletic Association for 17+ years, serving as Dance Chairperson and Festival Booth Chairperson, Secretary and the first, and only female elected President. She volunteered at COH for seven years as a library helper and also served on COH and Delhi PTAs.

Most recently she has volunteered for the district’s yearly One Hope, One Heart staf volleyball tournament, Bridgetown’s Talent Town as judge and emcee, and also for the yearly Toys for Tots campaign in Delhi.

Three times she’s been chosen to receive the PTA “Friends of Children” award, once through Delhi Middle School for her efforts to spearhead the “Kelli Ridenour/Anna DeStefano Memorial Scholarship fund” that raised $40,000 to benefit college scholarships for classmates of Anna and Kelli. She was chosen for the award again at Oakdale for dedicating herself to the students of the school by making the library a fun place to be, making reading  fun and instituting an anti-bullying program. The Delhi Athletic Association inducted her into the “Hall of Fame” in 2005. She was also chosen by the Delhi Press as one of the “Ten Who Care” in her community. To watch Lynne's video visit: https://vimeo.com/216689068

Lynne Seaburn