This spring, Mason Early Childhood Center kindergarten teacher Michelle Hastings and Mason High School AP Chemistry teacher Aimee Hansen were honored at the Area Progress Council's 29th annual Project Excellence dinner at the Warren County Career Center.
Hastings was nominated for the award by a fellow teacher and parent.
“Michelle is more than a teacher. She is like a life coach, showing young children how to care for others, how to be selfless and how to love. She not only helps children enhance cognitive skills, but she uses innovation and creativity to help them develop their social and emotional skills as well. She has instilled a love of learning and a compassion for others in all of her students. I am proud to have Michelle as a colleague, but more importantly I'm grateful to have her as a Kindergarten teacher for my child ,” said Megan Hill, MECC mom.
Hansen was nominated by fellow AP Chemistry teacher, Monica Schneider.
“Aimee Hansen is one of the best teachers I have had the pleasure to work with in my 17 years of teaching. She is an amazing teachers that students
love and respect. Her former students come back to visit her often which is an indication of how much they respect and appreciate her dedication. Her current students always score higher than the state and national averages. The reason that her students do so well is that she is always changing and developing new activities and demonstrations to make the material more real,” said Schneider.