A lesson in kindness earns the first-ever Whatateacher Award
For the first ever Whatateacher Award, we wanted to honor someone who is truly making a difference in the classroom.
Fifth-grade teacher Amber Galvan is doing just that.
Galvan – inspired by Whataburger’s challenge to teach social and emotional skills – created a one-of-a-kind lesson plan for her students at Specht Elementary in the Comal Independent School District, in New Braunfels, Texas.
Galvan was this year’s Comal ISD nominee in a new category for the applicants of the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award. This involved submitting a lesson plan that focuses on teaching students social and emotional skills using Whataburger’s core values of Pride, Care and Love.
Everyone got a sweet taste of her victory with cookies for the entire school, and Galvan's grade-level planning team all got teacher-survival kits to get them through the last few weeks of the semester. Her class loaded up on Whataburger snacks and swag, while Galvan received a one-of-a-kind Whataburger for a Year gift basket that included a Whataburger phone charger and branded school supplies.
Read what Comal ISD had to say about Galvan here. You can also download a copy of her award-winning lesson below.
Join us in celebrating Amber Galvan, a Hometown Hero!