Columbus-area coach named Teacher of the Year

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COLUMBUS (AP) -- A math instructor who coaches varsity girls' volleyball in suburban Columbus has been named the 2013 Ohio Teacher of the Year.

The Ohio Department of Education says Carole Morbitzer of Hamilton Township High School was surprised with the announcement Wednesday night before a volleyball game.

Principal Jim Miller says Morbitzer enjoys teaching students who don't like math and has shown she can build their confidence in tackling the subject. He says she's a good teacher, leader and community partner.

She also has received awards for her work in coaching and in fundraising for breast cancer research as a volunteer with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure network.

Morbitzer has taught in the area since 1995 and has worked at Hamilton Township High School since 2006.

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