Today they recognized Fourth Grade Teacher Mrs. Hammons as their first "Faculty Member of the Month."
It was quite a surprise...
"I was completely caught off guard," Hammons says. "Mr. DeFoor, Mrs. Crow, and Mrs. Reynolds (our school secretary) came into my classroom and said they had an announcement to make. I assumed that one of my students was receiving something. When he pulled out the sign my eyes almost popped out of my head!"
Each month teachers and staff will have the opportunity to nominate faculty members they think are deserving of this award.
Along with submitting a name, they also have to provide a brief description of why they selected that person.
From the submissions, school administrators will choose a new faculty member to recognize each month.
"I’m hopeful this will be just one more way that we can recognize great people doing great things at Florence Mattison," says Principal Stacy Defoor.
Hammons says she is honored to be chosen.
"I work hard for my students because I love them and I truly want the best for them; not just academically but socially, emotionally, and behaviorally as well. Even though I don't expect to receive accolades for doing what I love; it's nice to be recognized and have confirmation that I chose the perfect career for myself. I am extremely blessed and grateful for that!"