Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Teacher of the Year

A handful of parents have heard about my recent news and have asked that I share this news with all of you.

Each year the staff at each school in the district nominates a handful of teachers for Teacher of the Year. Staff in each building then vote on one teacher. I am excited to announce that I have been named the 2012-13 Glendale Teacher of the Year. I am thrilled to be the Teacher of the Year at Glendale. It's a tremendous honor. 

I couldn't do what I do each day without the amazing staff at Glendale. Glendale is not just a place I work, It's a home-away-from-home, it's family, it's friends and it's like no other place I've ever known. I also have to thank my students and the paras I work with daily for taking risks and trusting me. My students are the #1 reason why I strive to make learning relevant. I would also like to thank all of you as parents. Thank you for being flexible and willing to try so many new pieces of technology over the last 1+ years as we incorporate those pieces into various content areas. 


  1. Congratulations on your teacher awards! This is so well deserved and we are so FORTUNATE to have you at Glendale! Thank you for everything you do!!!

  2. You deserve it Tom! I've considered you teacher of the year since we first met. :-) Congratulations on it being official. Thank you for caring and working as hard as you do.

  3. Way to go! Congratulations on this honor, it is very well deserved! We feel so fortunate that A.J. has you for a teacher (and for 2 years)!!


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