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“One Class at a Time” award given to a teacher at the Billings Career Center



Billings, Montana – Q2, The Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, City Brew Coffee, and Western Security Bank have partnered on “One Class at a Time.” This initiative honors educators who go above and above to support their pupils.

Introducing Scott Hanson, a career counselor who draws inspiration from his pupils as much as from them.

“They amaze me every day,” said Mr. Hanson. “I come into class and, you know, have such a fun, fun time with the kids. I always tell them they’re the best coworkers I’ve ever had, so I kind of try to build that rapport with them. We’re all in this together, trying to do some fun and have some fun and learn some things along the way.”

Everybody occasionally has a bad day. Mr. Hanson always has a class full of eager students waiting for him, even on his bad days.

“There are days, just like in any job, when you don’t want to come in, but once you get here and you’re surrounded by all that energy and all the fun and interesting perspectives, it makes my day. The biggest thing for me is I hope they walk out of here knowing that there’s somebody who cares about them. Maybe, at some point, they’ll come back and tell me how their life’s going. I love to hear those stories.”

Mr. Hanson received a $500 grant from the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, which is proudly sponsored by Western Security Bank, as well as a $150 gift card from City Brew Coffee, for being a teacher who consistently develops programs that assist his students strive for success.

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