Dayton teacher heads to all-star game

Rachel Banks, Wogaman School teacher
Rachel Banks, Wogaman School teacher

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton Public School teacher received word on Tuesday from the Cincinnati Reds that she would represent the team in an all-star teacher campaign.

Rachel Banks teaches at Wogaman 5-8 School in the Dayton. She will join one winner representing each of the 30 MLB Clubs to be included in All-Star Week activities and recognized during the pre-game ceremony of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15 with pre-game ceremonies beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“All to often when you are in a position of service, whether you are a firefighter, police officer or teacher, you don’t get that same awe as a celebrity. So to be treated as a celebrity, this whole VIP experience has been amazing,” said Banks.

Banks said she will be creating a photo blog of her all-star experience for her students to also enjoy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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