BIG congratulations are in order for December's Teacher of the Month, Mr. Thomas Murphy from Lancaster High School!

Mr. Murphy was nominated by Tracey Contrino. Her daughter Christina is in his class, and Tracey says:

Thomas Murphy deserves to be the Teacher of the Month because my daughter and son are in a program called L.E.A.P. at the Lancaster High School, and he teaches 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students that were either on the point of dropping out, or just didn't do good in school. They made the L.E.A.P. program for these kids so they could still get the education that they wanted but just had a rough time with it.  The L.E.A.P. program helped my kids out so much, they have been passing and enjoying school much more.  Mr. Murphy has [gone] out of his way to help these students and they have all grown together to be a family in this program.  The teachers and staff that are in this program are absolutely amazing in every way possible.

As a small token of our appreciation, Mr. Murphy received a $50 SpOt Coffee gift card and a pretty sweet Brother MFC-J430w InkJet All-In-One Wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax Machine, courtesy of Rapid Refill, for the classroom! Christina's class was also treated to a pizza party, delivered by Southgate Pizza, for the nomination!

THANK YOU TO ALL TEACHERS WHO WORK SO HARD EVERY DAY!