Mr. Scott Naill

It is with heavy hearts that the Upper Valley Career Center Family reports the loss of our friend and colleague, HVAC/R Instructor, Mr. Scott Naill. Scott has been with UVCC for 28 years as an Adult Education Instructor, Adult Education Director and most notably as the High School HVAC/R Instructor.

Scott will be remembered for his dedication to his program and his positive outlook that is so deeply etched in our hearts and memories. Students, friends, and co-workers will always remember Scott as a man with a strong work ethic that never hesitated to lend a helping hand. 

Staff and students have come together this week to honor Mr. Naill, and are committed to carrying on his legacy of innovative career tech education with exceptional employability skills. 

Please join us in taking a moment to remember Mr. Naill and all he contributed to his students and his profession.

Obituary: https://www.richardsraffanddun...

Thoughts from Mr. Frank Harris, Science Instructor:

“Scott Naill was a pioneer and innovator of the 21st Century career tech instructor.  Today, what we consider a high quality career tech lab was crafted by Scott 20 years ago. With his advisory group he pioneered new ways to recruit future HVAC students. 

Scott worked with academic teachers to add depth to the HVAC program and led career tech in having students earn industry credentials. Scott’s example reverberated throughout UVCC and career tech education across the nation. Scott's impact will have a lasting effect on his students and faculty at Upper Valley Career Center.

On a personal note, Scott was my mentor. He was important to me professionally and as a friend. He helped mold me into the professional I am today… Scott would always give me the best advice. He would tell me when I was wrong, he would tell me when I needed to advocate for something. Everything was always based around what was best for the students and the HVAC program.”

Awards and Honors:

Scott Naill

  • Excellence in Action Award in Washington D.C. Awarded to top programs in the nation and was sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education, 2015

  • Instructor of the Year Award for Best Instructor in a national contest sponsored by The News and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, 2011

  • Miami County Excellence in Education Award, 2008

  • Honorable Mention Award for Best Instructor in a national contest sponsored by The News and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, 2007

  • Ohio School Board Association recognized the HVAC/R program for Innovative Career and Technical programs that increased student achievement, 2005

  • National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education Award, Promising Status. Nominated by U.S Congressman John Boehner, 2002

  • Achievement Award from Copeland Corporation, Sidney Ohio “Innovation in School and Business Partnerships” 2000

  • “New Outstanding Professional Teacher” Award - Association Career Technical Education United States Region 1 presented in San Diego, CA. 2000

  • “New Outstanding Professional Teacher” Recipient of the Ohio Association Career and Technical Education  Award presented in Columbus, OH. 1999

  • Business/Education Partnership Award - Association Career Technical Education, 1997