Weatherford College honors local teachers

February 2, 2013

Weatherford College recently honored three teachers who teach in Hood County public schools.

They are:

Kristen Thigpen, a first-grade teacher at Oak Woods School in Granbury.

Tawn Perkins, a high school math teacher in Lipan.

Shawna Green, a third-grade math and science teacher in Tolar.

They were among the 34 honored at the annual Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration Jan. 25 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford.

The Harvey Academy recognizes exemplary teachers in the memory of Professor Emeritus Jack Harvey, who taught at WC for 23 years and was considered among his peers as a “master teacher.”

“Kristen Thigpen is a natural born teacher,” her nominator said. “You cannot teach or duplicate her skill sets … it comes from the heart.”

When teaching, extra time isn’t always available, but Tawn Perkins somehow always finds the time for her students, said her nominator.

“Mrs. Perkins utilizes every moment in the day as ‘teaching’ moments. If a student struggles with a concept, Mrs. Perkins always makes herself available to them whether it’s before or after school or during lunch.”

Her nominator said of Shawna Green that she “teaches with energy that few possess. Her students feed off her positive energy and excel in her class.

“No matter what goes on in the world around her, the students enter the exciting world of Mrs. Green each and every day.”

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