‘Be Golden’ Teacher of the the Week: Teresa Myers


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Mrs. Myers with Be Golden statue.

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 is 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 Network Administrator Glen Drager.

He chose to give the award to health teacher and technology coach Mrs. Teresa Myers.

Mr. Drager’s Quote: 

“There are many challenges of implementing and maintaining technology in the district, but just getting something working is only part of the overall solution. Technology doesn’t work if people don’t know how to use it, which, being a bit selfish here, makes my job and my staffs’ all the more challenging. However, thanks to your diligent efforts, that is something that we have well in hand. From your after-school and one-on-one sessions to the frequent Tech-tip e-mails, you keep us well versed in utilizing the technologies the district provides.   Moreover, your passion for technology shines through as an example for all of us. You motivate us to stretch our skills and strive for more. Being a technology leader also drives you to investigate new technologies, develop your skills, and help direct the district in its selection of new technology. You do all this, which involves a ton of time during and outside of school hours, in addition to your regular teaching duties and responsibilities. We sincerely appreciate your efforts!”

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

Eagle Eye: What encouraged you to become a teacher?

Teresa Myers: “I’ve always had a great love for health and wellness topics and working with young people, so after I finished my bachelors in Nutrition, I decided to go back to school and complete my teaching methods courses with student teaching.”

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

TM: “I would probably say the most enjoyable thing about teaching is working with young adults and knowing what health and wellness topics are something students can use in everyday life.”

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

TM: “If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose teaching. However, if I ever had to give it up and choose a different career, I would go for something like obstetrician or working in the field of genetics.”