OII Honors Olentangy Liberty HS Teacher as its Insurance Educator of the Year


OII Insurance Educator of the Year, Jason Wheeler

COLUMBUS (Sept. 16, 2016) – Jason M. Wheeler, a personal finance teacher at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, is the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) 2016 Insurance Educator of the Year (EOY). Wheeler was recently honored during an awards banquet in Westfield Center, held in conjunction with the OII Annual Meeting.

The insurance educator of the year was selected for his ability to effectively incorporate insurance instruction into his personal finance course offerings. Members of the OII judging committee evaluated EOY course entries, selecting Wheeler for his highly effective and creative approach in relating insurance matters to students.

A resident of Worthington, Wheeler has been teaching high school for 15 years with five of those years at Olentangy Liberty High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University (OSU), a Master of Education in Sports Administration from Xavier University and a Bachelor Plus in Business Education from Ashland University.

Wheeler is a member of the OSU Alumni Association, and former head softball coach at Franklin Heights High School. His coaching career at Olentangy Liberty includes freshman baseball and JV golf. He is also a Tools for Schools coordinator at All Saints Lutheran Church in Worthington.

In recognition of his accomplishment, Wheeler received an engraved plaque and check for $1,000. Olentangy Liberty High School also received $500 from OII to enhance its educational programs. In addition, Wheeler received an OII grant – up to $500 – toward a graduate level insurance course.

Nominations are currently being accepted for OII’s 2017 OII Educator of the Year Program.

OII is a trade association representing insurance companies and agent groups for Ohio’s property/casualty insurance industry. A primary objective of the OII is to help Ohioans achieve a better understanding of insurance and related safety issues.

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For more information:
Amanda Sklavenitis, Ohio Insurance Institute, 614-228-1593