This may be a little late to post a comment and to that I apologize but with so much time on my hands in quarantine, I was cleaning out my emails and noticed I missed this one about his nomination - to which I apologize! I don't know why I didn't see it before...
Anyway... as a current student in Griff's AP psychology class, I fully support his nomination. I don't even know where to begin. Griff is one of the best teachers I have had the privilege to learn from and it goes without saying how much he is admired within the Nashoba community. His desire to teach, willingness to help his students succeed, and the compassion and empathy he holds for each and every student are such critical aspects of being a teacher and he nails them all on the head. His class is the one you look forward going to each day - his humor, all the jokes, all the bashing of Quinn (which, not gonna lie... is great humor and makes my day) are just small fractions of what makes him one of the best. It has been a true privilege to learn from him. His passion for teaching and desire to help his students succeed is beyond admirable, and you can tell just by the way he teaches and talks to every student that he truly cares and loves what he does each and every day. As a future high school teacher, Griff has inspired me to become more than just a teacher; but a true friend and mentor to each and every student, something I will forever take with me and apply in my own classroom. I can go on and on about how much I love Griff, but in short: an awesome teacher, even better individual, and an awesome friend. I fully support this nomination and offer him my best. Thanks Griff for all that you do!
I am a senior at Nashoba and I have Griff as my teacher for AP Psych. Griff makes the class fun and calming through his sense of humor, his anecdotes, and his care for his students. He's the most approachable and kindest teacher I've ever had. He genuinely cares about every student at Nashoba. Even before I had his class, he would give me high-fives in the hallway when I would see him. Griff is a phenomenal and compassionate teacher who absolutely deserves this award.
I am a student and am taking AP psych with Mr. Griffith now. He is funny, kind, and just makes class enjoyable. A lot of students get stress relief from his class. Every since freshman year I wanted to be in his class. If you had a bad day you can just walk into his class and he will be there for you and listen to anything you want to tell him. He is on your side all the time and willing to work with you and not against you. He develops relationships with each one of his students and has said that he wants to be a positive entity in a stress filled classroom environment. He also tries to help anyway that he can. When we took a trip to Disney with the school band, he was willing to spend his February Vacation to be with students, even if they were not his. Mr. Griffith has impacted more then he thinks and more then just the student that nominated him. I feel that many of his students would have nominated him for this award. He has made an impact on all of us.
Mr. Griffith deserves this award 100%
Mr. Griff is one of my favorite teachers that I have ever had. He is amazing at his job and he goes out of his way to make sure students feel welcome in his class, even if they aren't a part of it. His classroom is a center warmth and joy in our school and he inspires everyone to be a better person every day
Mr. Griffith's class is the one you look forward to going to every day. Every day, there is something fresh, new, and exciting about the class. This effect, paired with the comfortable, friendly environment Mr. Griffith creates, makes Mr. Griffith unlike any teacher I have ever had before.
Being a current student and former softball player of Mr. Griffith I completely support this nomination. During the summer of my 7th and 8th-grade year, he helped coach a softball clinic. He encouraged me to play in high school and helped me develop a better swing and boosted my confidence. I had him as a Justice and Law teacher in my sophomore year and I retained almost all the information I learned. I have him this year for a college credit psych class, its new to the school and he has been working really hard to make the college curriculum work for a high school class. He uses videos and stories to engage all students. He is a very modest person when I asked about the leadership skills he denied he was a leader, and he was just trying to guide students to reach their fullest potential.
As a student of Mr. Griffith, I would like to say that he is the best teacher I have ever had. I love going to his class every single day and he genuinely cares about my well being. He cares about EVERY single student, including students he hasn't taught, and expresses this every day. He is an amazing teacher.
Having worked with Bob for many years, I can say without hesitation that he has positively impacted many, many students. He is energetic, enthusiastic and fosters all the best in his students. He so deserves this recognition.