Jason FaustTravis Drilingas
Marissa High SchoolBusiness Teacher HS
Jason is so dedicated to his students. He goes the extra mile in particular during remote learning to ensure his students are learning and turning in their work. He has gone so far as to make home visits. In addition he re started the co op program giving students the opportunity to learn, earn income, and stay in school. He has reached out to numerous employers within the community to secure positions for kids both in and out of the co op program. He helped organize a community clean up the day after a major storm blew threw the community knocking down trees and knocking out power for days. He spent hours unloading tree limbs. He also has been organizing volunteers and coordinating food drive pick ups for the community at the HS. We do not live in this community but he does these things without desire for recognition but he knows they are important for the overall health and welfare of his students. You will not find someone who gives more in AND out of the classroom. He is also the varsity baseball coach and every year works hard to make sure the kids have the gear they need to play and constantly acts as a coach, mentor, and counselor for the boys. He is such an amazing educator and even after all these years relishes his time with his students. My guess is if he wins the gift card he will find a way to use it to give back to the kids/school.
Nominated by Carrie