Hurley Elementary teacher helps students exceed expectations

FOX 46 recognizes teachers getting results.

The numbers are showing that one Rowan County educator has his students striving for success.

"My last year's class-- we were ranked number one in math and number two in reading in the entire district among fourth grade classes" said Hurley Elementary fourth grade teacher John Galloway.

Last year, his class exceeded growth in both their math and reading end of grade tests.

"Our school exceeded growth with testing last year," said Hurley Assistant Principal Tiffany Eudy.  "And we had five teachers in the top twenty for Rowan-Salisbury Schools for reading, math and science."

That includes Mr. Galloway.

"I'm doing everything I can to grow as an educator," said Galloway.  "And make sure I'm pushing my students in the right way."

"He does a fantastic job with his students and holds them to high expectations, and is always making sure that no matter where they are in the building, they're meeting his expectations," said Eudy.

There's no question that Mr. Galloway is a teacher getting results.

"Our fifth graders from last year still visit him and he holds them accountable like he did when he was their classroom teacher," Eudy said.

"This is a wonderful job," said Galloway.  "I love it each and every day.  Coming in, working with the kids, and continuing to push them to do well each and every day."

He wants his students to leave his classroom at the end of the year knowing that with hard work, anything is possible.

"If you put your mind to it and try, you can accomplish whatever you want in life," Galloway said.