Apple for the Teacher

November 1, 2013-Debra Hann

mshanncroppedToday’s Apple for the Teacher Award recipient is Debra Hann from Prattsburg Central School nominated by Ashley Smith.

Sometimes teachers never know just exactly how much they impact students during their growing years. Even those who may not teach a class every day but every day they are there whenever you need them. Debra Hann, Teacher’s Aide for Prattsburgh Central School, has impacted so many students’ lives during some of the most important years of a teenager.

She is always there to help you with your homework, give you advice on any problem you may come across, make study hall the most enjoyable period you will ever have in your day, and support you from sporting events to graduation. She even has a secret snack cupboard to give you that little extra boost before lunch or after physical education.

Don’t forget about the quarter jar! You could never get away with swearing in her class and it didn’t even matter if you were in the hallway; if she heard you, you owed her a quarter, but don’t let her fool you she is always bringing in treats for her students.

Brownies were the best and she even made them in her room so you could smell them cooking down the hallway and she always had something to go with them, milk or vanilla ice cream were the usual sides. Even if she sees you around town she stops to talk to you and catch up. She goes above and beyond her job every day.

She has even continued to impact student’s lives after they have graduated by staying in contact with them and supporting them along every path life leads them down as they grown into the adult community.

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