January 21, 2019
5th Grade Math Teacher
Oxford Intermediate School
“Shocked is a good word to describe how I felt when I learned that I was selected to receive this award! I work with so many wonderful people at OIS who are also well deserving of this honor. Being surrounded with so many talented teachers, administrators, and support staff makes it easier for me to do my job effectively. Also, the most enjoyable part of my day is watching students grow and excel in all areas. Thank you so much to the staff of OIS for selecting me to receive this honor!”
The Oxford School District is proud to recognize Oxford Intermediate School teacher Paul Garner as our Employee of the Week. Mr. Garner helps make our district a great place to work and learn.
Here’s what Oxford Intermediate School has to say about Mr. Garner:
“Paul is a one-of-a-kind teacher — they just don’t make them like him anymore. He’s fun, exciting for the kids, and he puts EVERYTHING he has into teaching his students. Not a day does by that I don’t hear about something extraordinary going on in his class, whether it’s from a student telliing me or from hearing it through the walls myself. Paul always tries to incorporate a song, dance, or something ‘extra’ into his lessons so that the students can easily remember math facts, equations, etc. Paul also spends every single Sunday at Oxford Intermediate School preparing for the next week. And when it comes to watching students perform at outside-of-school events, Paul is TOP NOTCH! He’s always there for his students! Just this year I know he’s been to dance recitals and basketball games! Paul’s students ADORE him, and they’d do anything in the world for him (as he would do the same for them), which is why Paul Garner is most deserving to be this week’s EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK!”
“Mr. Garner works hard every day to make sure his students are happy and successful.”
“Every day Paul goes the extra mile to make sure his students are learning and understanding the concepts that he teaches. He loves his students, coworkers, and job!”
“Mr. Garner is always on top of things. He is responsible, caring and has charisma. He is always someone I can go to if I need help or need to talk.”
“Paul works very hard to reach the reluctant learners. He has improved their scores and their self-esteem about math. He also is just an outstanding math teacher giving his all to every student.”
“Paul is such an amazing teacher. He is absolutely adored by his students! He brings positivity to OIS every single day, and I never leave without a smile on my face after I talk to him! He deserves to be acknowledged for his amazing work and efforts.”
“Mr. Garner is a great person to work with. He has great ideas and is always there to support his coworkers!”
“Paul always gives his best for his students and his coworkers. He will do anything for them without complaint. He works with the group to help the struggling students grow, and he pushes for the high-achieving students to learn more. No matter what, you can always rely on Paul to give you a daily laugh. He brings joy to those around him.”
Congratulations, Mr. Garner! You’re a great representative of the #ChargerNation.