Claremore Educator Honored As 'Impactful Teacher'

Friday, May 10th 2019, 11:13 am
By: Dave Davis

News On 6 recognizes an "Impactful Teacher" at Claremore High School. 

Dave Davis surprised Special Education teacher Donagail Byrne at Claremore High School with this month's award. 

Ms. Byrne is a Special Education teacher at CHS and has been an educator for 18 years at districts across the country.

"Oh heck, honestly, this is all I've ever wanted to do. I turned 13 and worked my first special Olympics and it's all I ever wanted to do.  And the high school is amazing," said Ms. Byrne. 

Thursday, she was teaching a collaborative lab where she gives students with developmental or physical limitations help with school work and workforce preparation.

Donagail received $500 from News On 6 and Wortman Central Air Conditioning to use however she likes.

Wortman Central Air Conditioning is also giving her and her fellow teachers a nice lunch together.

If you'd like to nominate an impactful teacher, you can fill out the nomination form here.