Congrats to this week's Teacher of the Week Joel Pohland of Pierz Healy High School!

Joel Pohland is a band/music teacher and golf coach at Pierz Healy High School and was nominated by several students in his classes. Here was their nomination letter:

Mr. Pohland has been such a great teacher. He is always at school, whether he is helping students in lessons or coaching golf; and he always does it with a smile on his face. He genuinely loves what he does, you can see it on his face when you walk through the door. He loves to have fun in the classroom, as you can see every Friday with his painfully unfunny jokes. From giving great advice to being passionate to doing little things to show his appreciation for every student, Mr. Pohland, is one of a kind and we are all very thankful to have him as a teacher. - Jazmine Dickmann, Jaron Gross, Mariah Olesch, Tori Mitchell, Levi Block, Duncan Osborne, Abby Nelson

The principal Karrie Boser also had praise for Joel:

Where to begin with Joel - When I think of teacher I really think of a servant with a calling and Joel has truly found his calling and we at Pierz Healy High School are so fortunate. Joel is the true definition of teacher. He has a passion for music and that is evident through all he does and that passion is truly felt by any student that steps foot in his classroom. He has an enviable and contagious energy that is so hard to explain but absolutely amazing. He works tirelessly to support students and their needs! I am so glad students see this character and took the time to nominate such a deserving individual.

We surprised Joel in his classroom Monday morning with the support of All Star Trophy & AwardsCoyote Moon GrillGreat Harvest Bread Co., Clutch Take and Bake Pizza and Concrete Image Salon.

Congrats to you, Joel Pohland, and thanks for all the work you do at Pierz Healy High School!

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