Four Southeast teachers have been named BP Teachers of Excellence, two of whom live in Juneau. They are Tom McKenna, who teaches 4th grade at Harborview Elementary School in Juneau; Jo Dahl, who teaches grades 9 through 12 at the Johnson Youth Center in Juneau; Michael Mahoney, who teaches grades 9 through 12 at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka; and Mark O’Brien, who teaches 5th grade at Houghtaling Elementary School in Ketchikan.
The program recognizes Alaska teachers for their dedication to teaching and for inspiring students. Each BP Teacher of Excellence receives a $500 gift card and an award certificate. In addition, the teacher’s school receives a matching $500.