The Market District February Teacher of the Month winner is John Burlace, choir teacher at Carmel High School. Student Haley Urbanowski nominated him. As a reward, Haley won a pizza party for her class, and Burlace won a $50 gift card for Market District, Teacher of the Month sponsor.
Here is Haley’s winning essay:
Carmel Choir director John Burlace, more commonly referred to as JB, is a musical genius, extraordinary teacher, inspiration, and above all, a one of a kind human being. It is very rare for someone like JB to enter your life, and the Carmel Ambassadors and Carmel Choir Department could not feel lucky enough that JB entered ours this past year. He constantly pushes us to not simply be good, but to be great. JB doesn’t put hours into what he does for us here at Carmel, he puts in his entire life, and we couldn’t be more grateful for that.
To submit an essay and nominate a teacher for the March Teacher of the Month, email a 100-word essay to Teacher@youarecurrent.com. All essays are due by March 15.