At the beginning of the 23-24 school year, WTAE television invited the public to nominate worthy teachers for a chance to be awarded $1,000 toward new classroom supplies, courtesy of Closets by Design. Each month during the school year, the station will select one deserving educator. For December, that teacher was Springdale Jr-Sr High School's Mr. Connor Green. A social studies teacher, Mr. Green teaches US History II and political science at the building. He was selected from more than 1900 nominations for the award.
Ms. Janelle Hall, a representative from Closets by Design, and members of the WTAE team visited Springdale High on Monday, December 18. The entire student body was called to the McGhee Fieldhouse to surprise Mr. Green with the honor. When he walked in, the applause could be heard all the way up to the main office. "Connor is just an unbelievably deserving young man," said Principal Andy Leviski. "To have this recognition for our school and for Mr. Green, it's just awesome."
Junior Brianna Ross nominated Mr. Green for the award. "...ever since I was in seventh grade, [Mr. Green] has always strived to help me academically," she said. "I struggled a lot when I was younger with academics and stuff. It wasn't really my thing and he really helped me to enjoy learning."
Mr. Green was surprised by the award, not to mention appreciative. He humbly accepted the oversized check and stood for photos and interviews. More than 1900 submissions were received for the award. "None of this would be possible without the countless educators and mentors that had a major impact in molding me into the Teacher I am today," stated Mr. Green. "I am extremely proud to represent Springdale and grateful to be a Dynamo."
Link to WTAE Broadcast: https://www.wtae.com/article/teacher-of-the-month-mr-green-springdale/46202417