Maggie Gammie, a history, global issues and AP research teacher at HMHS, has been named Educator of the Year for 2021-2022, by the officers and members of Rising Sun Lodge No. 15. Gammie was nominated by Bill Brown, incoming President of the Haddonfield Area Lions Club, which is affiliated with the HMHS Leo Club, where Ms. Gammie has been the Leo advisor for six years. Both clubs raise money and provide activities and services for those in need, particularly people with visual impairments and blindness.
The HMHS Leo Club has grown to 300 students whose activities include food collections, hosting a Senior Citizen Prom, helping at the Ronald McDonald House, running a holiday toy collection, selling ribbon pins to donate money to Ukrainian refugees and working many fundraising events for the Lions where all proceeds go to charities.
“What makes Maggie so special is her ability to offer guidance and support to the Club’s officers and student body while providing them the opportunity to take the lead in creating the activities, introducing new ideas and setting the Club’s agenda,” said Heather Lacy, a Lions Club member who is the liaison with the HMHS Leo Club. “She is extremely effective in communicating with the students. Her demeanor is always supportive and kind, and her enthusiasm and energy never wane.”
Gammie will receive her award Wednesday, June 1, at the Annual Education Awards Banquet at the Masonic Temple on Kings Highway in Haddonfield.