TULSA, Okla. - Following in the footsteps of her father, a Tulsa woman earned kudos for her work as a drama teacher.
FOX23 stopped by Edison High School to award Amber Harrington this week’s Golden Apple Award.
Harrington says teaching drama at the school was the job she was destined for.
“[My father] taught drama his whole career,” she said. “I just knew that’s what I wanted to do: to be a drama teacher.”
Harrington told FOX23 the students in her class learn lessons each day they’ll use for the rest of their lives.
“People say confidence a lot, it’s also responsibility and commitment.” Harrington explained. “When you commit to doing a production, you have to be there.”
Edison senior Chris Millham nominated Harrington, writing, “Mrs. Harrington has changed the lives of almost every student that goes into her class.”
He noted Harrington won Teacher of the Year at the school multiple times.
“She has affected my life and many others in so many ways. I can’t even explain it. She is a second mother to me, and she would do anything for her students,” Millham wrote.
Millham also told FOX23 about Harrington’s dedication to shows and students. He said Harrington works through the summer and spends her money on supplies. He also told FOX23 Harrington’s father helps build sets.
“It’s the time and dedication she takes,” Millham wrote about her impact on him.
Harrington tells FOX23 she doesn’t mind the work at all.
“It’s a great job. It’s long hours, but it’s worth it,” she said. “I feel really lucky to have a career that I love.”
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