I am humbled by this award. I am surrounded by INCREDIBLE educators and that is what makes this award such an honor. We all work hard to see our students succeed and you are all the inspiration to keep fighting the good fight. As I looked at all your faces this morning, I saw so many who I felt deserved this award.
I feel so blessed to have been poured into by the teachers that took me in, mentored me, and made me a part of the Eastern Hancock family. I have always said that it was divine intervention that led me to this very special school. I hopefully will be able to carry on what they all did for me. I am so grateful to be a part of a school where I get to watch students grow up into incredible people. I’m appreciative of all the administrators I have had that let me teach and have put up with my crazy ideas: turkey hunts, Polar Express, live animal presentations, etc. This is not a glamorous or easy job, but the reward is great.