Mike Roan, the athletic director and leadership instructor at West County High School in Sebastopol, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for April 2022.
The award honors one of Sonoma County’s most outstanding teachers from October through May. It is sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), K-Hits 107.9, HOT 101.7, and Community First Credit Union.
“So many teachers have stepped up in incredible ways to support students and families during these unprecedented times,” said Steven D. Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools. “The Teacher of the Month program this year seeks to honor, support, and thank those teachers who have given so much of themselves and sacrificed so much to support students during the pandemic.”
Mr. Roan received a very thoughtful nomination from an earnest student. He was described as a dedicated, influential, and unifying teacher who treats each student like family.
“This year rival schools Analy High and El Molino High were merged into one school. He had to come from El Molino to an entirely new campus and help spread unity. He continues to take pride in the leadership class saying that it was us, but we truly couldn’t have done it without him. He holds us to a standard that no other teacher does, and he continues to treat us like more than students,” the nomination read.
Mr. Roan was presented with the honor by representatives from SCOE and K-Hits 107.9/HOT 101.7 on Friday, May 13, during his leadership class. Mr. Roan was pleasantly surprised by the unanticipated recognition. He accepted the award with appreciation and pride. Mr. Roan was given a special plaque and a $500 gift card for teacher resources and supplies as part of the recognition.
Learn more and nominate a special teacher in your life by going to www.sonomacountyteacher.com