Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Ryan Dusha of Melrose High School was named 2011 Diversicom Teacher of the Year at a surprise award presentation Thursday, April 7. Dusha was nominated by Chad Doetkott who said, "Ryan does a wonderful job of getting students to think at a higher level. He does this by framing his questions so that students engage in critical thinking and problem-based solutions. Ryan also creates an environment that is safe and non-threatening. Students develop more confidence in his classroom and are more engaged as a result of this."
Dusha teaches Social Studies classes to grades 10 and 12 and has been actively involved in coaching a number of activities over the course of his career, varying from football and baseball to basketball. He is currently the head coach for the Melrose High School boys' basketball team. Dusha received $2,000 and a trophy from Diversicom and the school received $1,000 to be used for technology needs.
"I know that Melrose High School has a history of great teachers like Ryan Dusha and I was proud to be there to present the award," said Ryan Zierden, Diversicom Network Engineer and Melrose High School alumnus. "Diversicom has always been a strong supporter of education." We received many nominations this year, and would like to thank all those who submitted them. We value ALL of our teachers and thank you for your hard work and dedication towards our children. For more information about Diversicom, visit www.diversicom.net.