In the picture shown above is Paulding Middle School teacher Cheri Estle presenting at The Ohio School
Improvement Institute. Mrs. Estle’s presentation was titled “Fire all around me, and the water’s been
shut off!” Mrs. Estle’s presentation focused on helping teachers who are overwhelmed by the life-
stresses all around them learn how to channel that stress so they can still be the teachers their students
need them to be. Using humor and life experiences, Mrs. Estle let more than sixty attendees know they
are not alone when they feel overwhelmed by life and there are things they can do to decompress. Mrs.
Estle has been an educator for thirty-five years. She will be greatly missed by Paulding Middle School
when she retires at the end of the current school year.