‘Be Golden’ Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Michele Marasco

Mrs. Marasco

Ava McCracken

Mrs. Marasco

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 Mrs. Tiffany Smith.

She chose to give the award to Mrs. Michele Marasco.

Mrs. Smith’s Quote:

“Our students here at Tyrone are blessed to have the opportunity to experience Mrs. Marasco’s love for math inside the classroom. She is always going above and beyond to find new projects and materials to bring the math to life for her students in application type projects and lessons. Her hard work and dedication to her students allow them to take their math skills to the next level. She holds her students to a high level of expectations and goes out of her way to gain rapport with her students. Mrs. Marasco is always putting others first and going out of her way to make our school a better place. For years she devoted her time to making prom an unforgettable experience for our students and now she can be found helping our students learn the importance of serving our community as she is an advisor for Student Council. Mrs. Marasco is one of those teachers, colleagues, and friends that you are lucky to have!”

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

Eagle Eye: What encouraged you to become a teacher?

Michele Marasco: “I was born on “Pi Day” so of course, I became a math teacher…  but seriously, I have always had a love for math, so becoming a teacher to share that love seemed only natural to me.”

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

MM: “I really enjoy building relationships with the students and helping them achieve their absolute best.  I also love talking to the students about their future plans.”

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

MM: “I have never wanted to do anything else or teach anywhere else. I love it at TAHS!”