MONROE – Dawn McCourt, a fifth-grade teacher at Hemby Bridge Elementary School, earned praise from a parent for keeping her in the loop and getting the best out of her son.

Tiffani Gallop nominated McCourt for the Union County Public Schools Influencers award. Gallop told those at the May 2 school board meeting how McCourt offers advice on support her son’s education.

“She accommodates his food allergies by making sure he can participate in class activities and goes out of her way to find the right snacks for him,” Gallop said. “She has helped build his confidence by encouraging him to lead activities in the front of the classroom.”

UCPS usually recognizes a teacher and a non-instructional Influencer at its monthly at school board members. The district honored Miranda Helms, an after-school worker in the district office, and Henry Schutte, who works in UCPS’s technology office, during the May 2 meeting.


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