Every year the Chiliocthe Education Foundation honors a certified and classified staff member for their dedication, professionalism, and willingness to go above and beyond for their school, co-workers, and students. This year Grand River Technical School's nominee for Beacon of the Year was Ms. Tonia Ackerson, GRTS Administrative Assistant. The GRTS Teacher of the Year nominee was Mr. Reid Stephens, Vocational Resource and Math Instructor.
Nominees were introduced at the January 3rd assembly held at CHS. This year's Chillicothe Teacher of the Year for the district was Mr. Reid Stephens (GRTS), and the Beacon of the Year went to Chris Shearer (Field Elementary).