Congratulations to FUN 107's SouthCoast Teacher of the Month for March 2019! Thank you to our sponsor, ProGroup Contracting for helping to make this school classroom even better.

Mr. Doane is a 7th grade social studies teacher at Dartmouth Middle School. He received amazing nominations for the SouthCoast Teacher of the Month Contest in March. Needless to say, our sponsor ProGroup Contracting was seriously impressed after reading about all the wonderful work he's done. He was the obvious choice for this month's award, which contained many supplies for his class to enjoy, as well as an Electronic Dream Basket. It was filled with several devices to make his beloved classroom even better for his students.

One of his students, Teal Galligan submitted this nomination letter to Fun 107:

"Dear Michael Rock,

I am writing this letter to you because I am convinced
my 7th grade social studies teacher, Mr. Doane is the best teacher you could ask
for. Mr. Doane is always there to help us if we get stuck or don't understand the
question. Mr. Doane is the most hilarious teacher that I have ever met and always
brings a smile to my face. He makes the classroom a positive and comfortable
environment to learn in. One of the many things I appreciate about his
personality is how he gives us good notice on when we have a test or quiz so we
have time to prepare and study. There hasn't been a single test yet that we
haven't been prepared for or given the material we need in order to be successful
and achieve good grades. This is a pleasurable attribute about him because as an
organized student, I take advantage of having preparation time. My current grade
in his class is 100 and I owe much of my success to him.

Mr. Doane is a creative thinker and enthusiastic teacher. All the staff was
given satchels when they received their chrome book and Mr. Doane loves to get
both the students and staff involved. So, the imaginative Mr. Doane thought it
would be original if he used the satchels for a more unique purpose other than to
keep a chrome book in it. Mr. Doane declared the first ever satchel day at DMS.

Satchel Day is every second Friday of the month or the Friday following the staff
meeting so he can tell the staff. Satchel Day is where both students and staff are
welcome to participate by wearing a satchel all day. Mr. Doane has changed me
so much as a student and person.

As an adopted child, I came home from China at 11 months old, shy and
quiet by nature, but Mr. Doane has changed that. He has helped me to become
more talkative and finally break out of my shell. His personality and disposition
have helped me to participate more in the class discussions and open the door to
unfamiliar students. Before we met, I mostly kept to myself and just mainly
focused on school; he has taught me that I can still be a little flexible with my
focus as long as I am getting work done and even still accomplish good grades.

For all these reasons, I am 100% certain that Mr. Doane deserves the
nomination of teacher of the month."

Teal Galligan
7th grade
Dartmouth Middle School

Congratulations to Mr. Doane and everyone at Dartmouth Middle School who work so hard each and every day to make a fun learning environment for all our kids.

If your child’s teacher is one of those amazing human beings that goes above and beyond for their students and deserves some recognition this year, click HERE to nominate him or her for the Teacher of the Month award. They may be as lucky as Mr. Doane.

Let’s show our teachers some love for working so hard for our kids.