During the week of May 1st, schools across the country recognized teachers for their hard work and dedication during National Teacher Appreciation WeeK. To “top off” this week of recognition and appreciation, Brookville Middle School English teacher, Mrs. Hollie Noah, received the news that she had been selected as Franklin County’s Educator of the Month.
After graduating from Mount St. Joseph, Mrs. Noah was hired by the Franklin County Community School Corporation to teach 7th grade English at Brookville Middle School. Thirteen years later, Mrs. Noah now works with students in grades 5 through 8 at the middle school. She also serves as one of the co-teachers of the Wildcat Prep Academy.
In addition to her teaching duties at Brookville Middle School, Mrs. Noah is co-sponsor of the Student Council. Mrs. Noah and her counterpart, Mrs. Melissa Simpkins, ensure that members of the Brookville Middle School Student Council are actively engaged in providing opportunities for all students at BMS, such as Red Ribbon Week, Spirit Week, and Spring Dance. Mrs. Noah also serves as volleyball coach at Brookville Middle School.
When not working at school, Mrs. Noah enjoys spending time with her family. The family is active in 4-H and sports. She enjoys travelling, hiking, riding quads and motorcycles, and playing volleyball.
When asked about the best part of her job, Mrs. Noah responded that she loves watching her students get excited about books and/or learning. “I enjoy seeing them grow over time and am always happy to see them years later accomplishing the goals they created back when they were in middle school.”
The purpose of the “Educator of the Month” program is to recognize outstanding Franklin County educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, leadership in the school, dedication to the students, and involvement in the community. ”Nomination forms for “Educator of the Month” can be found on the school corporation website at www.fccsc.k12.in.us.