Robert Griffith was nominated by a former student who wishes to remain anonymous
Mr. Griffith, also known as "Griff," is one of those teachers who remembers students, even if it has been ten years since they graduated. He is energetic and charismatic, and he knows how to make learning fun. Psychology can be a difficult class to teach in high school, but he has created projects and assignments that make it more understandable and fun.
"Griff's classes were famous in high school. I remember being a freshman and already knowing I was going to take psychology senior year, just so I could have Griff as a teacher," said his nominator.
Even if you aren't one of his students, Mr. Griffith will most likely know you. He is always seen power-walking through the hallways, giving everyone a fist bump and a smile. Anyone can stop by his room for a chat, and he will gladly have a conversation for hours without running out of things to talk about. He knows how to brighten anyone's day. Mr. Griffith is a jokester, and his classes are full of laughter. The students look forward to class everyday.
"Griff was always so happy and funny," said his nominator. "He would come up behind someone and mimic them, and everyone would just start laughing. He knows how to have a good time, and for most of my friends, he was their favorite teacher."
Mr. Griffith has been working at Nashoba for quite a while. The other teachers know they can go to him with any questions or concerns, and he will gladly help. He is a very kind and compassionate person, and everyone loves talking with him. He is a great role model as a teacher, mentor, friend, and colleague.
Mr. Griffith is also the JV softball coach at Nashoba Regional. He loves to coach his students and see them succeed on the field. Their successes are definitely his successes. Mr. Griffith makes sure the fun stays in the sport at such a competitive level.
"It can be hard to still have fun in your sport in high school. It gets very competitive, and there is a lot of pressure to be the best. Griff always made sure we didn't take ourselves too seriously," said his nominator. "If he noticed us starting to get frustrated and angry, he would stop and make us play a fun game to take our minds off it. It definitely helped me want to stay in the sport and continue."