Local congressman recognizes Harper

Lindsay Coleman – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – In her 16th year of teaching, LRHS science teacher Tammy Harper was nominated for the Congressional Teacher Award presented by local Congressman Vern Buchanan.

The Congressional Teacher Award was initiated by Buchanan three years ago to recognize teachers for achievement in helping students succeed.

LRHS science teacher Tammy Harper (r) receives her congressional teaching nomination

A total of 27 teachers were nominated from elementary, middle and high school levels.

“It was a great honor to be nominated. There are so many fine teachers who strive to encourage, assist and inspire their students. I counted myself as their representative,” said Harper.

Harper was one of only 27 representatives from throughout the congressional district.