James HesseTravis Drilingas
West Junior High Schooljunior high computer science teacher
All of my kids have attended WJH, and each of their teachers and the administrator, Mr. Gustavo Cotto, have been absolutely excellent. They show a commitment to their students that goes far beyond the extra mile. Still, in a school filled with so many incredibly dedicated teachers, Mr. Hesse still shines brightly as one of the best. He has always gone the extra mile, mentoring students, encouraging their creativity, nurturing their passions, and guiding their minds as they learn computer science. Two of my children consider him their all-time favorite teacher, and I'm not surprised. He's gone above and beyond so many times, pushing them to do and be their best. They even worked on creating a gaming club together in addition to the computer club already at the school, giving the kids one more opportunity to interact, get involved, and find something to stay busy after school. As hard as it was to choose just one teacher from WJH -- and it really was -- I have to nominate Mr. Hesse and am glad to have the opportunity.
Nominated by Andrea