Life-Changing Teaching Award Nominee
Nora Elementary School
STUDENT RECOGNITION STORY
Mr. Hon was our son's 5th grade teacher at Nora during the 2020-2021 school year. They began the school year virtually due to Covid. I was so impressed with how Mr. Hon was able to engage and get to know all of his students during their zoom classes. He spent morning meetings on zoom asking them each questions and doing fun activities or competitions to get them involved. Our son did really well with virtual learning because Mr. Hon was so organized, calm and caring. When the schools returned to in-person learning, my son was really excited to finally interact with everyone in real life - especially Mr. Hon. Mr. Hon resets every day with each students. If the day before had challenges, my son did not ever feel that Mr. Hon held that against him. Covid did not exactly allow those 5th graders to have a typical transition to middle school, but Mr. Hon did everything he could to help them all feel ready for their next school adventure.