Several weeks ago, our own Mr. Harris was selected by WLOS News Channel Thirteen to receive a thanks to teachers honor. This week on the broadcaster we sat down with the always humble winner to talk about his accolade.
To win this award you first have to be nominated by a student or a parent of one of the students that you teach. For winners of this award, this is often the most meaningful part because they were able to affect someone so greatly that a student took the time to nominate that teacher for an award. Once you are nominated, WLOS will go through nominees profiles and take a look at their recommendations to choose a winner from the pool of excellent teachers. Nominations can come from all over Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, making it even more impressive that one of our own was able to stand out among all of the others.
Winning this award while very exciting, is also a very humbling experience, something that Mr. Harris spoke to in great length. Teachers everywhere are very deserving of accolades like these and while it is certainly nice to win them, it is not their motive behind teaching. Mr. Harris spoke to this fact saying that he loved to see the way that kids develop and are inspired, a quality that I’m sure is common among all thanks to teachers winners.