Columbus, Ohio:(4-20-23) The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) announced that Shirley Mathewson of Coldwater Elementary, Coldwater Exempted Village School District, has been named its 2023 Secretary of the Year.

Secretaries from schools across Ohio were nominated by their building principals, including a written application and three letters of reference written by parents, students, and teachers.

Mike Etzler, Coldwater Elementary’s principal, wrote –

“There is no one better than Mrs. Shirley Mathewson! Shirley is not just an amazing secretary, but an even better person. Shirley goes above and beyond for not only the students and staff in our school, but for others in our community.”

Ms. Mathewson will receive an award at the OAESA Awards Luncheon on June 16 th during the OAESA Professional Conference, June 14-16, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.


ABOUT OAESA: Located in Columbus, the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators serves Ohio’s pre-K, elementary, middle level, and central office administrators by providing professional development, legal consultation, professional publications and networking opportunities. OAESA maintains close ties with the metropolitan Washington, D.C.-based NAESP and its 20,000 members worldwide.