(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County community is reminded to nominate a teacher of the month. The program, founded by American Bank and the Heffron Family Foundation, recognizes area teachers who go above and beyond for their students both inside and outside the classroom.
Tom Heffron with the Heffron Family Foundation says they understand how teachers’ efforts often go unnoticed nowadays and they feel the importance in recognizing their selflessness. He adds that the county has an abundance of talent in its education system, and they want to show them how much they are appreciated. He adds that they have already received a number of nominations for the month of September.
Recipients of the award are recognized in their school and districts and will receive a $300 check to put towards their classroom or supplies. Nominations should be a short essay form and include why the teacher should be honored.
The essays are reviewed at the end of each month and a recipient is chosen for the next month.