Vanisa Turney, born and reared in Dayton, graduated from Belmont High School in 2000. After graduation, she attended Wright State University on a full academic scholarship, where she earned a bachelors and masters degree in Middle Childhood Education. Currently, she is enrolled in the curriculum and instruction program at the University of Dayton, and plans to obtain a doctorate certificate in Educational Leadership. Vanisa has a strong and positive connection with the students she works with. Even though she is a young teacher, her skills and accomplishments are impressive. She is well respected by her colleagues, students, and parents. The scores her students have obtained on the Ohio Achievement Test prove that Vanisa is truly original and has a compassion for the field in which she works. Vanisa reflects the spirit of the “Dayton Patented: Originals Wanted” campaign.