Ed John is the Principal at West Salem High School in Salem. His nominator, Patricia Eckstrom is a student at West Salem and this is what she has to say about Mr. John:
I would like to nominate someone who is an all-around kind, fatherly figure to become Educator of the Year or, at least in this case, Educator of the Week. My Principal, Mr. Ed John, is the perfect principal anyone could ask for! Mr. John takes his time to memorize and match names-to-faces of the incoming students including freshmen and transfer students. He has an "open-door" policy for all staff and students; for any problems you might have, you can go to him. He always says "Hi, how are you doing today?", when you walk by. If you say “Hi” to him, he’ll ask you what he can do for you. When I dropped Fall Color Guard in my freshman year, he called me down to his office to make sure that I really wanted to drop it and discovered what he could advise the guard instructor to do to improve the experience of the current and future members of the Guard. Mr. John did the same for my sister. Now it's my senior year and I want to thank him for all he has done for me and all of his staff, past and present, and all of the students, past, present and yet to come to West Salem High. Recently, I had the application for a scholarship, but I neglected to have a section completed. This section said it had to be completed by my "High School Counselor or Principal." Because it was Spring Break, I wasn't able to go into school and have this section filled out by either person, and this application needed to be turned-in “now”. My mom found his number in the White Pages on the internet and called him. He said if I needed help, he would be at school on Monday, even though there wasn’t any school. Mr. Ed John teaches students to be kind and involved in our school and teaches "Three Powers of Respect: Respect Self, Respect Others, Respect Property." Mr. John lives by this and, in an indescribable way, teaches this. As Mr. John says, “It’s a great day to be a Titan!”
Congratulations Ed John from K103!
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Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship winner will be randomly drawn from this year's Educator of the Week honorees. Teacher education has been the cornerstone of Concordia University for more than 100 years, and this scholarship is one way that Concordia joins students and the community to thank educators for all they do!
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