The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) honored a retiring teacher with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service and dedication Wednesday.
David Karp, a second-grade teacher, has served the students and community for many years. He served as the staff liaison to the PTA and reports on events within the building at each of their monthly meetings, according to officials.
In a letter addressed to Karp, written by PTA National President Betsy Landers, it was said his "commitment to passionately advocating for the education and well-being of children deserves acknowledgment."
The award is the highest recognition bestowed by the National PTA. Bower Hill PTA President Jan Trombitas and Principal Kelly Gustafson presented Karp's award.
Landers wrote, "You possess such a mighty voice, and I cannot thank you enough for the work you have done and undoubtedly will continue to do."
There are more than 5 million PTA members nationwide.
Editor's Note: To read the entire letter, see the attachment above.