Aaron Debbink nominated for prestigious recognition by former student

Indian Hill Schools, Wednesday, December 18, 2019  By: Heather Higdon

For six years Aaron Debbink has served Braves as a teacher and mentor at Indian Hill High School; now, one former student’s nomination has earned Debbink the honor of being presented with the Yale Educator Award.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a teacher in the Indian Hill School District, to work alongside other educators who care deeply about our students, and strive to give them an environment where they can thrive as individuals and learners,” said Debbink. “I am incredibly honored to be selected as someone who has been a unique inspiration and support to one of my students.”

Debbink was one of 55 teachers selected from 311 nominations Yale received. The teachers nominated represented 40 states and 23 countries. The former Indian Hill High School student who nominated Debbink was Class of 2019 graduate Trey Skidmore.

Superintendent Kirk Koennecke with Indian Hill High School teacher and Yale Educator Award recipient Aaron Debbink (Photo: Courtesy Indian Hill Schools)