The Palm Beach County School District’s Thank A Teacher winners from the week of April 9 were from Panther Run Elementary School.
Third-grade teachers Christine Saheli and Janice Harris were surprised by Principal Edilia De La Vega and Assistant Principal Risa Suarez, who told great stories about them and their students.
Their nomination said they “personify kindness and empathy by teaching through example every day.” In February, they led an effort to help a seven-year-old child suffering from a rare form of leukemia who has not been in school all year. Their classes made beautiful Valentine’s Day cards for him. On Valentine’s Day, he was able to FaceTime with his classmates.
Thank A Teacher is sponsored by ValuTeachers, which donated each a $25 gift card, flowers, balloons, donuts and an entry into the LifeChanger of the Year Award through National Life Group, giving them a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 split between the teachers and the school.