DETROIT (WXYZ) - English teacher Mark Ragis was surprised Friday morning during an assembly at Detroit's Clippert Academy. Ragis was named Goodfellow Teacher of the Year.
Eight students nominated Ragis for the third annual award. Each had to write an essay answering the question, "Why is your teacher so special?"
It was 13-year-old Evelyn Sanchez who wrote the essay that won the award for Ragis. "We all love our homeroom teacher," she wrote.
Ragis has been with Detroit Public Schools for twenty years. According to the Goodfellows, he's taught at Clippert Academy for two years.
Detroit Public Schools students in grades three through eight are eligible to nominate their teachers for the award each year.
As part of the award, Ragis will receive a $200 gift card to help outfit his classroom.
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