Two surprises, several tears of joy. Harrison D-2 announced their teacher and educational support professional of the year last week and the response was incredible.
Wiping away tears first was Leslie Mobley-Wilson. She’s a district alum who has been teaching with Harrison since 1996. She’s currently at Pikes Peak Elementary. She was very surprised and honored to win D-2's surprised with the district’s Educational Support Professional of the Year award.
Joe Rodrigues, also a D-2 alum, is a teacher now at Harrison High School; he won the district's Teacher of the Year award.
“[I’m] honored to work on a team that just loves and wants to do everything for our kids," said Rodrigues. "We push them but we also take them along with us and carry them along the way.”
The district says both Rodrigues and Mobley-Wilson go “above and beyond their job of teaching and assisting. They are mentors to their peers, they participate in District professional development and leadership opportunities."
"They each serve and give back through volunteering in our community as well. Joe and Leslie form deep connections with their students and are able to impact the learning environment because they have a relationship with the students and strive to learn from their students each day as well."
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Video: courtesy Harrison District 2.