2022 Winner

Chrystal Urbansky


4th Grade

“Chrystal works tirelessly to ensure her students are getting the best education. From arts and drama, to mathematics and ELA, to social-emotional learning and childhood development, she has a vast wealth of knowledge. … Lucky are the students who have her as their teacher!”

Chrystal Urbansky is an elementary school teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She works with third grade students. Chrystal believes that all students can learn, grow, and find success in a supportive and inclusive environment tailored to their individual needs. She believes all students deserve rich opportunities and learning environments that best fit their learning goals. Chrystal teaches through hands-on, real-world experiences that shape each child’s education in positive and meaningful ways.

Chrystal has found success in creating a learning environment that fosters creativity and values student input in creating lessons and topics of study. Her success is based largely in creating a learning environment where students feel safe and confident in taking risks and trying new methods of learning the subject matter.

Chrystal holds an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Kent State University and is licensed to teach elementary education in grades one through eight. She recently earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago.

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