Rudy Tyrell was nominated by his colleague and former student, Jorge Ramirez.
"Mr. Tyrell was my physical education teacher back in middle school from 1995 to 1998," said Ramirez. "During that time, I had many classes with Mr. Tyrell as my teacher. He taught me basketball and archery, and he helped me when I broke my wrist. Mr. Tyrell is always upbeat and willing to help everyone."
"Last school year, I got a job as a school counselor at Gaithersburg High School, and during orientation, I see this man who looks so familiar," said Ramirez. "I come to realize that it's Mr. Tyrell. He is now an assistant principal who is still helping students find the right path. I feel lucky to see him work with students. This new perspective really helps me understand how important of a person he is to so many people. He really is an asset to MCPS."