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HMS teacher honored by Cavs

2/6/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Highland Local Schools
GRANGER — Andy Gopp, math teacher at Highland Middle School, was named “Head of the Class” winner by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Representatives from the Cavs surprised Gopp and his class Jan. 30 at the school. He is shown above accepting his award from representatives from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Head of the Class” recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio for making a difference in the lives of their students both inside and outside the classroom. The Cavaliers select one teacher each month of the season (November through April).

Cavaliers’ mascots Moondog and Sir C.C. and Cavaliers “Hype Man” Ahmaad presented Gopp with a super-sized ticket to the Feb. 5 home game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers and a $500 donation to use toward his classroom. In addition to receiving two tickets to the game, Gopp also received two complimentary passes to the Court Club and will be recognized on-court prior to the game. As an added bonus, the Cavaliers gave Gopp enough tickets to the Feb. 5 game to invite the entire eighth-grade class and a guest.

Gopp was nominated by two of his fellow teachers, Brian Hare and Stacey Keller.

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