Western Reserve's preschool earns highest rating on first try

2013-2014 marked first time Ohio rated preschools.
Aaron Krause
Sep 4, 2014

 

Last school year was one of firsts for Beckie Walton.

It was her first year teaching preschool at Western Reserve Local Schools and 2013-14 marked the first time Ohio implemented a rating program for preschools.

Administrators were aiming to earn at least a three-star quality rating, on a scale from one to five, with five being the best.

But modest goals weren't part of Walton's plan. "I'm kind of a heavy hitter and I said, 'No way, I want a five,'" Walton said.

Mission accomplished.

Walton said she's not surprised about the five-star rating. "I'm ecstatic," she said. "We worked really hard for it. I think it's the collaboration of everybody that works with me."

 

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