COLUMBUS (Sept. 8, 2015) – Frank Back, a resident of Bellbrook and a business and finance teacher at Lebanon High School, Lebanon, is the 2015 Ohio Insurance Educator of the Year by the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII). Back was honored during OII’s awards banquet held in Westfield Center on September 1.
OII’s Ohio Insurance Educator of the Year was selected for his ability to effectively incorporate insurance instruction into his personal finance courses. Members of the OII judging committee evaluated the submitted educator curriculum and course objectives. They selected his entry as being highly effective and creative in explaining insurance matters to students.
Back has been teaching high school for 20 years, including 12 at Lebanon High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cedarville University, Cedarville, in 1991, and a Master of Education degree from Wright State University, in 2007. Back is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and Junior Achievement. He is also Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Miami University, Middletown.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Back received an engraved plaque and a check for $1,000. The school will also receive a check for $500 to enhance Lebanon High School’s educational programs. In addition, Back received an OII grant – up to $500 – to take an insurance workshop or course in the future.
The Ohio Insurance Institute is a trade association representing insurance companies and agent groups for Ohio’s property/casualty insurance industry. Its primary objective is to help Ohioans achieve a better understanding of insurance and safety-related issues.