Mount Rainier High School Teacher, Thomas Coraggio, Nominated as Premier Law Group’s Teacher of the Month
Thomas Coraggio, a Social Studies teacher at Mount Rainier High School, is the latest Teacher of the Month honoree recognized by Premier Law Group (PLG). Attorney Jason Epstein made a surprise visit to his classroom and presented him with the award as his students clapped and cheered enthusiastically. Epstein explained, “You were chosen from all the nominations that were submitted by the public from across King County because of your dedication to helping students succeed.” Corragio was clearly stunned as he was presented the award plaque and gigantic check for $150. After expressing his gratitude to everyone, there was a burst of laughter in the classroom as he joked, “That’s the biggest check I’ve ever seen. I don’t think it will fit in my wallet!”
The nomination submitted to PLG highlighted Coraggio’s commitment to “going above and beyond” to help students reach their potential by offering creative, challenging learning opportunities combined with encouraging feedback and guidance. His dedication to students continues outside the classroom. He plays an active role in the school’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), and he recently helped create an annual multicultural day which started this year in March.
“It was inspiring to learn about Mr. Coraggio’s positive impact on so many students, in and out of the classroom. My colleagues and I are grateful to have such a dedicated and caring teacher in our community.” The Teacher of the Month Program was started as part of Premier Law Group’s ongoing commitment to recognizing the outstanding contributions made by King County teachers.
If you know a King County teacher who has made an impact in our community or changed someone’s life for the better, nominate them by visiting Premier Law Group’s Teacher of the Month webpage (https://plg-pllc.com/about-us/how-we-give-back/plg-teacher-of-the-month/) and fill out the nomination form.