The Harper Creek Optimist Club Board of Directors voted February 2019 to initiate a new program that monthly during the school year recognizes teachers in the Harper Creek Community Schools. A “Teacher of the Month” is selected by the school’s Principal from each of the five schools: HC High School, HC Middle School, Beadle Lake Elementary, Sonoma Elementary and Wattles Park Elementary. The honored teacher will receive specials perks for a month such as a classroom door award, special recognition on daily announcements plus a special parking spot with a designated sign. In addition, if the teacher (and family) would like to attend a Harper Creek Optimist Club meeting during their award month, they will receive a free dinner plus a $50 check to be utilized for their classroom.
HC High School - Tiffini Hurley
HC Middle School - Erik Crooks
Beadle Lake Elementary - Nicole Schwarz
Sonoma Elementary – Betty Picard
Wattles Park Elementary – Nicole Meier
Pictured are the Teachers of the Month: (L-R) Alissa Renner (last month's selection), Nicole Meier, Tiffini Hurley,
Betty Picard, Erik Crooks and Nicole Schwarz. Club President Rich Peternel is pictured behind the honorees. The
teachers attended our meeting on June 6th.
HC High School - no nominee
HC Middle School - Alissa Renner
Beadle Lake Elementary - Ann Delmotte
Sonoma Elementary – Shayne Elwell
Wattles Park Elementary – Joene Joostberns
Pictured are the Teachers of the Month: (L-R) Ann Delmotte, Shayne Elwell, Joene Joostberns plus Amy Smith who
was a March selection, but attended this month's meeting. Club President Rich Peternel is pictured on the left. The
honored teachers attended our meeting on May 23rd.
HC High School - Suzanne Allen
HC Middle School - Amy Smith
Beadle Lake Elementary - Karen Strombeck
Sonoma Elementary – Sarah Piotrowski
Wattles Park Elementary – Paul Cotts
Pictured are the Teachers of the Month: (L-R) Karen Strombeck, Suzanne Allen, Sarah Piotrowski and Paul Cotts.
Amy Smith was unable to attend the meeting. They are flanked by Club President Rich Peternel and Club Vice-
President Tracie Tomak. The honored teachers attended our meeting on April 25th.
HC High School - Megan Alday
HC Middle School - Jessica Zimmerman
Beadle Lake Elementary - Angela Rapson
Sonoma Elementary – Erin Willard
Wattles Park Elementary – No nominee
Pictured holding their Teacher of the Month Award (L-R) are Erin Willard, Angela Rapson and Megan Alday. Jessica
Zimmerman was unable to attend the meeting. They are flanked by Club President Rich Peternel and Club Vice-President
Tracie Tomak. The honored teachers attended our weekly meeting on March 21st.
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