Two John Marshall High School teachers were surprised in the middle of their classes on Friday. Representatives from Chevron and the Pittsburgh Steelers walked in bearing gifts.
Daniel Easton and Gavin Hartle were given over-size checks for $1,500 each for being Leaders In the Classroom.
There were balloons, a cake and a reception attended by the teachers’ family members.
And there were a number of other special gifts.
“Steelers jerseys with your name on the back, a certificate over here for you, two tickets to the Steelers vs Browns game on January 1 where you’re going to be honored on the field prior to the game and on the video board, we’re going to have a VIP tailgate where you’ll be able to bring a guest,” said Leigh Ann Wainwright of the Chevron STEM Investment Team.
“Mr. Gavin Hartle is our engineering project Lead The Way teacher and math teacher and he has done some excellent and creative things in the classroom to bring students to the program and Mr. Dan Easton has brought world awareness into the social studies classroom through his Classrooms Without Borders pull-in seminar, teaching in China and his environmental awareness,” said Katie Dantrassy, Assistant Principal of Curriculum at John Marshall High School.
More than 100 teachers in Western Pennsylvania and the Northern Panhandle were nominated.
They say these teachers inspire students to have a larger world view and they excel at connecting class with careers and real world experiences.