Above & Beyond Teacher Award Winners 2019
Secondary Teacher of the Year
MHS History Teacher and Wrestling Coach Vance Reid is the Secondary Above and Beyond teacher of the year. This year Mr. Ried’s nominations came from several former students (now in college) who reflected on his ongoing impact and important personal investment he makes in his students. He’s a terrific example of a teacher connecting and making a true difference.
Mr. Reid is 1000% invested in not only his students, but all Mason students and he shows that every single day without fail. Mr. Reid finds a way to make each and everyone of his students feel they matter and are important. Mr. Reid not only cares deeply about our children’s education, but for their emotional and overall well being. His caring and positive nature is contagious. – Wendy Vance
Elementary Teacher of the Year
MECC’s second grade Monica Johnston was selected as the MSF Above and Beyond Elementary Teacher of the Year. Her nominations highlight her creative problem solving with students, her kindness initiatives and thoughtful engagement within the school community.
The playground project is a wonderful example of project based learning led by students and facilitated by their caring teacher who exemplifies kindness in everything she does. I would love to see Mrs. Johnston win this award and be given grant money so she can continue her commitment to helping kids be difference makers and the best Comet Kids in town! – Amanda Smith