Necole Hanks was in for a very pleasant surprise when she attended a Monday morning assembly at Powell Middle School. The assembly, which had been announced as being for another purpose, was instead to honor Hanks as the Park County School District No. 1 Teacher of the Year. Hanks described it as the cap to an “emotional weekend” that included her daughter Maddy competing at the state track meet in Casper, then graduating from high school on Sunday. “I am completely thankful [and] completely humbled by this award,” Hanks said, saying some great teachers have been selected over the years. Hanks said she got into teaching because she loves science and the ability “to be able to share that experience with kids and just to light their fire.” “It’s...
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Necole Hanks named Powell’s top teacher