High School Teacher
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Radio/TV, University of Dayton; Master of Arts Administrative Leadership, Ashland
Chevawn Sluzewski is an English teacher for grades nine and twelve. She has been teaching since 2003 and joined Great
River Connections Academy in 2020. Learn more about Mrs. Sluzewski below!
Why I Became a Teacher
I became a teacher because I love working with students and helping them to be their best, both as students and
contributing members of their communities.
The Online School Experience at Great River Connections Academy
A Great River Connections Academy education prepares students with 21st-century skills that they wouldn't necessarily
have otherwise. They must develop good time management skills and personal responsibility as they don't go from
classroom to classroom with an adult constantly reminding them what to do. High school students are responsible for
getting their work done, and they choose when they want to complete it in a day. These are skills that translate well
both in college and in the career world.
Having taught in both brick and mortar and online schools, I love the opportunity to work with students all over Ohio
that I might not otherwise meet. I enjoy getting to know my students, as I would in a brick-and-mortar school, and love
the diversity of their reasons for being here! I have had a National Junior Olympic skier as a former student and this
year I have musicians, a junior level Hockey player aiming to play Division 1 in college, and a dancer auditioning for
college programs in NYC.
I always let students come hang out and chat before class begins, and I encourage them to talk to one another,
especially if they have things in common. I also like to do little polls in class so students can see who else in the
state shares similar interests and hobbies.
I love teaching at Great River Connections Academy because the staff shares the same vision —we all work toward
providing the best education possible for each student.
— Mrs. Sluzewski
Message for Families Considering Online School
Online schooling offers so many benefits. You will enjoy the flexibility, independence, personal growth, and the ability
to connect with your student’s teachers frequently.
I love spending time with my husband and three children. I also enjoy cooking, baking, reading, and traveling!