Albion Middle Principal Dr. Molly Hart has unofficially given Brooke Harris an expanded job title: “Brooke is a health teacher extraordinaire!” She teaches her subject content with professionalism and empathy. Parents are happy with what their students are learning. She gets lots of parent praise, which is outstanding given the sensitive nature of her curriculum, Hart says.
Brooke received the most of any teacher at Albion Middle when students were encouraged to write thank you notes to any teacher they wished. “Brooke knows how to build respectful and caring relationships with adolescents,” she adds. Brooke has worked with others across the state and teaches during the summer months. She has hosted multiple student teachers successfully. She co-leads the school’s student government, coaches the intramural girls basketball team and has worked with the Knights’ “Girls on the Run” group. She successfully hosted a coat drive to benefit students in another part of our community in honor of a fellow teacher, and a cereal box drive during the winter holidays.
Hart offered a quick example of Brooke’s impact on students: “Recently, when a group of students was gathering on the weekend and a student had a mental-health crisis, the students knew exactly what to do because of what Brooke had taught in her classroom. The parents involved were exceptionally grateful and appreciative of Brooke, her classroom teaching, and her obvious care for her students.”