‘Be Golden’ Staff Member of the Week: Mrs. Megan Hartman


Lindsey Walk

Phys Ed teacher Megan Hartman is the 'Be Golden' Teacher of the Week.

The “Be Golden” award is a new faculty and staff recognition program at the high school.

This award is given weekly by a faculty/staff member to another faculty/staff member. Whoever receives the trophy on Friday is responsible for awarding it to someone else the following week. The only criteria are to give it to someone who has done something to make the school a better place.

“With the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative in our school, we want to not only recognize students for being golden but staff members as well,” said Shannon Davis, the award program coordinator. “This is a way to personally thank people we work with every day, but don’t always have the chance to show them how much they are appreciated.”

Last week the award went to Mr. Marcus Owens

He chose to give the award to Mrs. Megan Hartman

Mr. Owens’ Quote:

“This week’s Golden Eagle recipient is as deserving as any staff member we have honored thus far based on her many talents- Secretarial, Meteorologist, and Teacher.  Whenever a technological problem or deadline needs to be met, she goes above and beyond to make sure we (I) get things done! When students ask her about the current mood of her fellow coworkers, she provides up to the minute forecasts to keep them safe. When it comes to teaching and mentoring our students, she separates herself from the pack. She greets every student with a welcoming smile and motivates all with her competitive spirit- even when it’s annoying!  I give you… Megan Hartman!”

The Eagle Eye interviewed Mrs. Hartman about being this week’s award winner:

Eagle Eye: What encouraged you to become a teacher?

Megan Hartman: “I grew up loving sports and being active. I also was very interested in all things health related. Being a health and P.E. teacher seemed like the best fit. I could continue to enjoy doing the things I loved while helping others discover how to become healthy and active for a lifetime.”

EE: What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

MH: “I love building relationships with kids. I’m a social person, so I really enjoy being able to learn about my students and build a good rapport with them. I like being able to push my students and see them achieve physical goals, as well. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I love competing against my students and co-workers.”

EE: Is this your dream job? If not, what is?

MH: I really love where I’m at and what I do. At this point, I can’t imagine doing anything else.”