Surprise Recognition On Teacher Appreciation Week
He wasn’t quite sure what to make of it when a handful of strangers, administrators and students barged into his classroom.
Imagine the surprise when Willamette’s Joe Mancuso was honored with the Franz Bakery Teacher Appreciation Award. He is one of 40 educators in an eight state region to receive the award.
Representatives from Franz Bakery presented Mancuso with a $500 check and certificates for a year’s supply of bread. Fellow WHS teacher Edane Chism submitted the nomination to recognize Mancuso, without his knowledge. She also received a year’s supply of bread.
Finally, Franz delivered more than 100 reusable shopping bags full of bread products for all the staff at Willamette as part of Teacher Appreciation Week, and they prepared hot grilled cheese sandwiches for all the students in Mancuso’s class.