James Stringer was nominated by an anonymous student.
"Mr. Stringer is only in his third year of teaching, but he has already drastically changed the lives of his students and school," said his nominator. "He needs to be recognized for all the hard work he’s done for the school community, and I am lucky enough to experience some of the wonderful things he’s done."
"His help and guidance doesn’t end with the school day, either," said his nominator. "There were times when I asked him for advice and I received a message after midnight and/or on weekends. His advice seems to never run out. He's not only managing students' needs, but the needs of his first child."
"In his first year, Mr. Stringer was just a stranger who became a great mentor to me," said the nominator. "He’s the one who started pushing me in my personal and academic life. He gave me the tools I never had to accomplish great things in my present and future life.
"Mr. Stringer not only brought change into my life, but the life of the school," said the nominator. "He brought forth new opportunities for students, such as a course called Global Service Learning (GSL). This course gave students the amazing opportunity of traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland. I was lucky enough to attend that trip. Like most people, I had never been on a plane before this trip. He helped me fight through my struggles, and there I was, standing in Ireland after a six hour flight."
"He gave the students of the school a new way of presenting," said the nominator. "He did this by bringing ScreenCastify to light. ScreenCastify is an extension for Chrome that allows someone to record a presentation using both the webcam and desktop display. This is a great tool that people should know of, especially those who struggle with public speaking."
"Mr. Stringer's work doesn’t end there. He not only brought this new academic opportunity to the school, but he also came with new activities to try, such as disc golf," said the nominator. "This sport brought a diverse group of people together and made them closer to one another as a whole. He, along with other teachers, took a day out of their weekend to bring a group to a disc golf course."
"I've always just said thank you to those who help me, but I don't think a simple thank you is adequate anymore, so I'm nominating Mr. Stringer for all the good he has done," said the nominator.