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Walt Disney & Mary Frank Teachers Win Impact Awards

Teachers whose students have seen significant First Semester growth, achieving individual improvement on their formative assessments over time, are being recognized with the P-H-M Impact Award. It’s quite an honor, and a surprise, to receive this award.


While all P-H-M teachers across the district are dedicated to helping their students achieve personal academic success, we are especially proud of teachers and their students who have excelled.


Today Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker visited Walt Disney and Mary Frank Elementary Schools to congratulate a couple of P-H-M’s amazing teachers. 


Walt Disney Principal Dr. Mindy Higginson helped Dr. Thacker surprise Kindergarten teacher Amy Scoles as she was teaching class; and Mary Frank Principal Christie Heerschop organized the surprise for 3rd grade teacher Amanda Harcus.


Mrs. Scoles won the Impact Award for having the highest DIBELS growth outcomes in all of P-H-M in grades kindergarten through second grade! Click here to see the photo gallery on Walt Disney’s website.


Mrs. Harcus was recognized for her students being the Top 1 or Top 2 in three subjects: Reading, Writing, Math on Clear Sight. Click here to see the photo gallery on Mary Frank’s website.


Congratulations to these teachers and the hard work of their students!


The Impact Awards were first handed out in September 2023 to teachers with the most significant overall student growth during the 2022-2023 school year.


Thank you to the P-H-M Education Foundation for covering the cost of the awards for purchasing the beautiful crystal awards given to the teacher award recipients.