On May 4, 2021, Medina County Career Center’s Chef and Restaurant Management Instructor Tony Stanislo was presented with the Medina County Homer B. Smith Teacher of Excellence Award from the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Medina County.

The Homer B. Smith Teacher of Excellence Award is presented annually by the ESC of Medina County. All teachers, tutors, media specialists, psychologists, and other non-administrative certified personnel who demonstrate outstanding service and contribution to the students of Medina County are eligible for this award. The winner receives an award and an all-expense-paid trip to a national conference of his/her choice. The winner’s name is also engraved on the Teacher of Excellence plaque at the ESC of Medina County.

“I am humbled by the nomination from our school’s leadership for this honor,” said Stanislo. “I am also humbled that through the hundreds of educational staff throughout Medina, this pan flipper turned teacher has been selected by Medina County ESC. I do not give great acceptance speeches, not for the lack gratitude I feel for this honor, but for the fact that I lose my words. Success is nurtured by your surroundings, MCCC is an amazing school filled with amazing educational people.”