DENNISVILLE - Dennis Township School District announced Carlos Covarrubias as its 2019 Teacher of the Year.

"Mr. C," as he’s known, has been with the district since 2001, according to a release.

As a Spanish teacher, Middle School soccer coach, and eighth-grade advisor, Covarrubias interacts with students across grade levels.

He volunteers for countless activities, is always willing to lend a hand, and wins every single staff cook-off held.

Covarrubias is a mentor to many students and staff members. A native Spanish speaker, he works with English as Second Language students and their families to ensure all feel at home in Dennis Township.

Covarrubias brings the school the daily weather report in Spanish, where students share the weather over the morning announcements, improving their fluency and appreciation of the language.  

He infuses his classroom with the language and culture through countless opportunities for students to learn and speak. Nominated by his coworkers, he was said to “Walk the halls with a smile and constant positive attitude.”

All who nominated him mentioned his sincere smile and positivity.

Principal Jamie VanArtsdalen shared that “Mr. Covarrubias goes over and beyond his daily duties. He cares about his students, staff, and school and can always put a smile on someone’s face with his smile and humor. This is a very well deserved honor.”