Dillon Durrance is the August Certified Golden Achievement Award Winner for Ruskin Elementary School. Upon his nomination, Principal Donna Solomon shared the following:
Mr. Dillon Durrance, affectionately known as “Mr. D.”, is a rare gem. He came to student teach at Ruskin Elementary during the fall of 2018 and began his professional career at Ruskin during the winter of 2019.
Staff and students are constantly in awe of and in appreciation for Mr. Durrance’s sense of humor combined with his determination to promote best practices in his classroom. The students know Mr. Durrance believes in them 100%. Students fortunate enough to be in Mr. Durrance’s classroom are taught to believe in themselves. They are inspired and celebrated while always being held to a higher standard. Mr. Durrance has the rare quality that truly motivates others….students and teachers and all coworkers…..to strive to be better, to shun mediocrity and to withstand adversity while never compromising one’s standards.
Congratulations, Mr. D!