Position: Spanish Teacher
School: Mountain View High School
School District: Uinta County School District #4
City, State: Mountain View, Wyoming
About the Nominee: Tennyson Draney was nominated by his principal, Ben Carr. Mr. Draney represents what is great about teaching. He is passionate about teaching Spanish, and he works to have students constantly moving and speaking Spanish. He is highly regarded by students and staff, and he cares about students down to the individual level. It is not uncommon for some of the most at-risk students to be the most tuned into "Profe's Class."
Mr. Draney is active in coaching, taking on a new role this year as head basketball coach. Like all coaches, Mr. Draney cares deeply about his athletes. Instead of teaching them life lessons during practice, he leads by example. He is calm, patient and caring. He takes the time to visit with students at every opportunity.
Anyone who wants to know what good instruction is should spend a mere five minutes in Mr. Draney's classroom. They will know that he wants students to leave his classroom prepared for the next level, but also that he cares.