Daniel Murphy, an educational assistant at Highland Heights Public School in Peterborough, is recognized as this week’s Petes Overtime Teacher. The Petes want to celebrate educators who have gone above and beyond for their students during these unprecedented times.
The Highland Heights Public School educational assistant has blown away those around him with his dedication and positivity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Murphy has been a tireless advocate for his students to ensure they are receiving the best support possible despite the challenges everyone has faced throughout this school year.
Nominator Kat Tepylo Murphy says, “Daniel has faced every challenge with optimism and perseverance, and has always thought of every situation in a way that supports his students most. He faces each new challenge with such positivity and focuses on his students. I am so proud to see him go to work every day.”
Each week the Petes will recognize and celebrate one teacher or educational assistant from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board or Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board, for the additional time and effort they have put in during the pandemic to ensure the success of their students.
The Petes welcome students, parents and other members of the community to nominate deserving teachers or educational assistants by filling out this form. The Petes will be accepting nominations and recognizing one teacher per week until Thursday, June 17. A voting period will open up from Saturday, June 19 at 8:00 am until Monday, June 21 at 8:00 pm to crown the ultimate Overtime Teacher. The winning teacher will receive an amazing Petes prize package that includes a Zoom call with Petes Head Coach Rob Wilson and goaltenders Tye Austin and Michael Simpson for their students, in addition to two tickets to the Petes home opener.