CONGRATULATIONS: J.F. Drake Middle School has named Tammy Flanagan their Teacher of the Year!
Mrs. Flanagan is currently the Language Arts teacher with the Pumas team at J. F. Drake Middle School and has been a member of the DMS faculty since 2015. Having started her teaching career in 1993 after earning her bachelor’s degree in English/Language Arts Education, Mrs. Flanagan taught Language Arts in Daphne, Alabama.
“Tammy Flanagan is a treasured member of the Drake Middle School family! She works tirelessly to refine her craft, meeting each student’s academic needs. She constantly researches, learns, and mentors colleagues as she pursues excellence in her pedagogical skills. Tammy is a leader among her peers and leads by serving, seeing needs before they are fully known, and asking, “How can I help?” If there is a special event, Tammy is the first to volunteer to help and the last to leave after helping clean up. She is known for her positive, helpful, calm, and generous spirit, and she has a special gift to see the potential in a child and call them into greatness, even before the child realizes their potential. She cares for her students deeply and forms lasting relationships based on trust, accountability, and love. Mrs. Flanagan is an invaluable member of our Drake family, and I am honored for her to represent Drake Middle School as our Teacher of the Year.” – Sarah Armstrong, DMS Principal.