Cable named ‘Teacher of the Month’

Dawn Cable

RICHMOND — Dawn Cable has been selected as Edison High School’s Teacher of the Month for November.

Cable, who is currently in her second year of teaching at the high school, has spent the past 18 years in education. During her brief time in the district, she has taught English to grades 7-9 and said the favorite part of her job is helping students become more confident readers and writers who are willing to try to stretch their skills.

She grew up in McConnelsville, Ohio, and graduated from Morgan High School before attending Ohio University in Athens. Cable received a bachelor’s degree in comprehensive communication education in 2000 and began her career at Federal Hocking High School in Athens County, where she taught English, journalism, multimedia and yearbook. She was the first female to coach a boys’ varsity sport–track and field–for four years and received the Coach of the Year Award. To this day, she remains in touch with some of her former students, athletes and their families and credits her time there as the impetus that helped ignite her passion for teaching and all that it encompasses.

In 2005, she married Austin Cable, a 1997 Edison alum, and moved to Jefferson County. Since then, she earned her graduate degree in education administration from Franciscan University and taught English courses at Eastern Gateway Community College. Cable was named lead instructor for the developmental English department and was also nominated as Ohio’s Adjunct Instructor of the Year by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Concurrently, she worked for Pearson Education and traveled across the country to lead professional development centered on effective teaching strategies that would increase student success at the community college level. She continued her career at West Virginia Northern Community College for two years and returned to the grades K-12 setting at Indian Creek Middle School in 2015.

Her classroom philosophy is that all students can succeed and she instills this in her students starting on day one. She creates some of the most creative and empowering lessons where all students can express their ideas and prove their understanding in a variety of ways, through thinking, discussion, writing and reflection. Cable takes pride in her teaching career and exudes enthusiasm which inspires her fellow teachers. In her time at Edison, she has spearheaded the 2018 Prom and will be a junior high track coach this spring.

In addition to teaching, she is the head Girl Scout Troop Leader of Troop 51383 in Richmond and cherishes her time with her family, traveling and outdoor pursuits. She and her husband have two children, Gage and Leila, who attend Edison Local Schools. During her free time, she can be found helping out at Austin Lake Park–her home away from home.