‘Be Golden’ Teacher of the Week: Mr. Ron Wilson

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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. Bryan Gruber

He chose to give the award to Mr. Ron Wilson

Mr. Gruber’s Quote:

Putting this Teacher on a plateau is the highest form of flattery because he usually deals with everything underground.  When he is under pressure he shines like a diamond.  He is so devoted to teaching he will skip his lunch but he might be caught snacking on a Mars Bar because he didn’t lose his Apatite.   His kids were forced to watch Mickey Mouse because he wanted to see what Mickey Mouse found when he was looking for Pluto.

So today we share a few geology and space puns to show appreciation for Mr. Wilson.  His countless devotion to teaching students in the classroom and coaching wrestling over the years has had a positive impact on many students.  He is always striving to include technology in his lessons and making sure his science department members have everything they need.  We appreciate all you do for the students and for us.  Thank you Mr.  Wilson.

The Eagle Eye interviewed Mr. Wilson about being this week’s award winner:

Eagle Eye: What encouraged you to become a teacher?

Ron Wilson: I worked with younger students in a coaching capacity even when I was in high school.  I always enjoyed working with students and athletes and sharing the knowledge that I have picked up over the years.  That is probably what led me down the education path.

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

RW: I have had so many great experiences here that it is difficult to pinpoint what I enjoy the most.  If I had to pick one thing, it would probably be having students demonstrate that they understand the concepts that we are working on in class.

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

RW: I would have to say that teaching at Tyrone has been a great experience and that working here has given me many fond memories.  Even though I have enjoyed teaching tremendously, I think going to space and being an astronaut would be equally rewarding and super cool.

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