Educator of the Year
The Educator of the Year is a recognition program whereby the PTO has the opportunity to recognize outstanding achievement by our Teachers. We are so lucky to have many outstanding Teachers; this award allow us to identify those individuals who are exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled teachers; have the respect and admiration of parents, colleagues, and students; play active and useful roles in the community as well as in the school; are poised and articulate; and possess the energy to withstand a busy schedule. The most important trait is a superior ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities.
Our Outstanding Educator for 2020/21 is Ms. DeAnn Hanisch!
Ms. Hanisch teaches Pottery 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6; Ms. Hanish was described as “an amazing teacher!.” Below are some of the wonderful comments received as part of her nomination:
DeAnn has taken what is a SUPER challenging year of instruction in a content area that is ONLY hands on into a level of teaching that many could not possibly begin to emulate. From driving slabs of clay to students' homes to creating a YouTube channel of content that could be used by other professionals, she has shown how an individual, dedicated to a craft, can still thrive.”
Deann is an advocate for her students and is extremely patient. She asks questions like ""how can I help"" and ""you seem to be struggling, is everything ok?""
Congratulations Ms. Hanisch!
Previous Award Winners
2019/20 - Jessica Jolkowski
2018/19 - Nicole Akins
2017/18 - Jennifer "Jenny" Razor
2016/17 - Aaron McBride
2015/16 - Pamela Homan
2014/15 - Kyan Kingston
2013/14 - Sharon Hostler
2012/13 - Mary Ann Caputo
2011/12 - Bruce Palmer
2010/11 - Abbey McNair