ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Lori Snyder-Lowe, Superintendent, Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC), was honored November 13, 2023, with the Teamwork Award from the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA). The award was presented in Columbus during the Ohio School Boards Association Capitol Conference.
“In the 24 years I have been the executive director of OESCA, only two other ESC superintendents have ever been recognized with the Teamwork Award,” said Craig Burford, Executive Director, OESCA. “It is great to see an ESC superintendent be recognized based upon the nomination by her peers,” Burford added.
Brenda Luhring, Superintendent, North Central Ohio ESC, nominated Lowe for the award. The nomination read in part, “Lori Snyder-Lowe is an example of what it means to be a team player. If she sees an opportunity to help districts and ESC’s anywhere in the state, she will roll up her sleeves and get to work. She is always willing to share ideas, processes, and her time. She does not seek recognition or credit; she just wants what is best for children and school districts.” Superintendent Luhring went on to give examples of Lowe’s many contributions to innovative education initiatives statewide.
“I am honored to be recognized with the Teamwork Award and truly feel being nominated by my peers is the highest honor I can receive,” Lowe said. “I want to acknowledge the amazing MVESC team because without their dedication and teamwork behind the scenes every day, this award would not have been possible,” she added.
Lowe has also earned statewide recognition from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), winning the Warren Russell Leadership Award and from the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS), winning the Legislative Leadership Award and the President’s Award.