I Am Hamilton shirt presented to Katherine Blake, an eighth-grade teacher at Normal Park Museum Magnet
Posted on 03/08/2019
Jennie Starr, assistant principal of Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper and students in Mrs. Blake’s class present her with the shirt.Katherine Blake, an eighth-grade teacher at Normal Park Museum Magnet School, received an “I Am Hamilton” shirt for her work in the classroom and building a mentor program at the school. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.

“Mrs. Blake has worked this year to build a teacher-student mentoring program for our students new to Normal Park. She started this summer by recruiting teachers in the building to serve as mentors to the new students and then invited the new students to an orientation one day in the summer to meet their mentors and learn about our school. She has also organized meetings with mentors and mentees and has made sure to follow up with them throughout the year so that the process is continuing to work and is helpful to our school’s new students. Mrs. Blake is continuously going above and beyond to serve the students in our school and enhance our learning environment,” wrote Carrie Willmore, principal of Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper School, in her nomination of Katherine Blake.

“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community. James Howard will be the subject of an “I Am Hamilton” video feature next week.

To nominate someone for “I Am Hamilton,” send an email to communications@hcde.org with the name of the person you would like to nominate, the school the individual is connected to in Hamilton County Schools, the person’s title, and what makes the person special to Hamilton County Schools. You can nominate a graduate, teacher, parent, student, support worker, community member, or anyone playing a special role in a school in the district. Also, include your name, school or location, and title.



Photo: Jennie Starr, assistant principal of Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper and students in Mrs. Blake’s class present her with the shirt.