Fairport, N.Y. (WROC) — Congratulations to Hank Maher, our newest Golden Apple Award Winner. Hank is a paraprofessional at Fairport’s Johanna Perrin Center Faculty and at 88 years outdated, proves that age is only a quantity.
“He loves the children, the children love him, and we’re simply lucky he’s with us,” says Co-worker Dennis Smyth.
Faculty Principal Patrick Develop provides, “He desires to be right here, desires to assist the children, desires to make the group a greater place. It’s the whole lot we type of hope for.”
“He’ll take the hardest of the powerful and work his hardest to make them the most effective that they are often,” says Co-worker Heather Crowley.
Mr. Hank is so effectively beloved, family and friends got here from far and large to assist us, shock him.
“I’ve been instructing a very long time and it’s one in every of my favourite issues to do. It retains me alive, provides me plenty of exercise strolling round and being accessible,” Maher says.
Mr. Hank taught at RIT for 26 years working with deaf college students. He additionally taught in different nations like Germany, Australia and Jamaica with Mission Hope.
Center Faculty in Fairport is a very completely different ambiance, however it’s the one he has discovered he loves essentially the most.
Maher says of the scholars, “They’re very lively. Some are studious, others have a little bit issue. However that’s simply a part of rising up. Only a complete completely different ambiance than faculty. But it surely’s excellent, wonderful academics on this college.”
He was so blown away by the shock, the principal gave him the remainder of the break day to spend together with his household that got here in from out of city. A well-deserved break for a person who’s taught much more college students than most academics ever will.
“We’re simply so fortunate to have him in our constructing and every day once I see him, I feel wow, he’s nonetheless right here and giving his all for the children,” says Crowley.