Cheryl Johnson Inducted into MVCTC 2016 Hall of Fame


Englewood, Ohio – Cheryl Johnson, a resident of Laura, Ohio, was inducted into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 6, 2016, during the All Advisory Dinner. Johnson, a 1977 graduate of Northmont High School, attended the Dental Assisting program at MVCTC (when it was known as Montgomery County Joint Vocational School).


Cheryl has been an integral part of the MCVJS/MVCTC for over 30 years, as first a student in the Dental Assisting program and then the Dental Assisting instructor for 30 years.   It is often said you cannot go to a dentist office in the area without running into one of Cheryl’s former students.  She has prepared many young people for an extremely rewarding career. Cheryl worked diligently throughout her career providing outstanding educational and professional opportunities for all of her students. Cheryl served as the SkillsUSA chapter advisor for 15 years and has taken students to the national level in SkillsUSA contests twelve times. She has had a first place and three third place national winners. She also consistently offered assistance to students in other career technical student organizations such as HOSA and FCCLA. 


Cheryl established an excellent working relationship with area dental and orthodontic offices. Her students were continually sought after for jobs because the dental offices knew that a recommendation from Cheryl confirmed that the prospective employee was well prepared for employment in both a technical and professional manner.

Outside of MVCTC, Cheryl has sponsored multiple foreign exchange students through the years. Cheryl represents the importance of career technical education by strengthening awareness of her program and MVCTC in our communities. She has provided so many dentists with high-quality employees immediately out of high school. Cheryl has demonstrated the value of career-technical education through her high job placement each year. Cheryl is still working as a substitute teacher for MVCTC and currently has two children attending MVCTC; one child in the HVAC Program and one in the Natural Resource Management Program.


Cheryl shared the following about her MCJVS/MVCTC education, “The education I received from MCJVS/MVCTC was the foundation for experience and opportunity that allowed me to enjoy a wonderful, fulfilling career, and  life!”


The ten new MVCTC Hall of Fame members received a special crystal award presented to them by MVCTC Superintendent Dr. Nick Weldy and Director of Instruction Mrs. Rhonda Phillips at a dinner meeting attended by over 350 program advisory members. Their portraits will be displayed in the school and their names will join the other 49 names engraved on a perpetual Hall of Fame plaque in the student activity center. MVCTC Hall of Fame members are inducted every five years from nominations that come from educators, family members, business, and employers. Mrs. Cathy Hutton, Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce Director; Mr. Eddie Mowen, Editor for the Register-Herald, and Ohio Representative Jeff Rezabek judged the Hall of Fame nominations this year.


Dr. Nick Weldy, MVCTC Superintendent, stated “We are proud to honor our returning alumni who have been so successful after leaving the Miami Valley Career Technology Center! Their former instructors provided a firm foundation to assist them in building careers that have blossomed. I appreciate the fact that all of the inductees returned to campus from across the United States to participate in the ceremony and show their dedication to our current mission of educating students to be career and college ready. They serve as inspiring role models for our current students. I congratulate each of our inductees and wish them the best of luck in their quest for continued success.”


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For over 45-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties.  MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley. 

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Photo:  MVCTC 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee, Cheryl Johnson with MVCTC Superintendent, Dr. Nick Weldy.