SPHS - Spain Park High School Spanish teacher Mrs. Hannah Joseph was named the school's 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony held in the courtyard on Friday, November 6, 2020.
"The process is quite involved," Principal Mr. Larry Giangrosso said at the ceremony. "We ask our faculty to nominate those teachers who have gone way beyond a great teacher. They're almost in that exemplary, that perfect status."
As Spain Park High School Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Joseph automatically goes in the running for Hoover City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year. If chosen, she would then be submitted to represent Hoover City Schools as a candidate for the Alabama Teacher of the Year, a program administered by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).
Giangrosso noted that several Spain Park High School Teachers have not only won Hoover City Schools (Secondary) Teacher of the Year but have continued on to earn Alabama Teacher of the Year.