Eight Hilliard teachers have been nominated as Educators of Excellence and one will be named Educator of the Year at a recognition ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. April 30 at the Davidson High School media center, 5100 Davidson Road.

Eight Hilliard teachers have been nominated as Educators of Excellence and one will be named Educator of the Year at a recognition ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. April 30 at the Davidson High School media center, 5100 Davidson Road.

The Hilliard High School Alumni Association established the Educators of Excellence program in 2005.

Each year, the organization has sought nominees from each school building for Educator of the Year.

Administrators, faculty, alumni and community members may submit nominations.

The association's board of trustees evaluates the nominees and selects up to one faculty member from each building for the Educators of Excellence pool.

This year, nominations were not received from each building.

Each Educator of Excellence receives a certificate; the Educator of the Year will receive an engraved clock.

The eight Educators of Excellence are:

• Eric Christman, a physical education instructor at Norwich Elementary School.

• Brian Conway, an intervention specialist at Darby Creek Elementary School.

• Kevin Feeney, an intervention specialist at Memorial Middle School.

• Susie Gettinger, a language-arts instructor at Weaver Middle School.

• Renee Hammersmith, a first-grade teacher at Hoffman Trails Elementary School.

• Vicki Noll, a guidance counselor at Bradley High School.

• Cathy Tebay, a business specialist at Davidson High School.

• Thom Wendt, an intervention specialist at Alton Darby Elementary School.