Rick Gagarin selected as 97.5 KLAK “Teacher of the Month”

Rick Gagarin


Sep 2017
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Melissa High School teacher Rick Gagarin has been named “Teacher of the Month” for September by local radio station 97.5 KLAK. Gagarin is the first teacher to be recognized by the program for the 2017-18 school year.

Gagarin was interviewed live on the air Thursday morning by KLAK host Johnny B where he talked about his background in education and how his engineering students are preparing for an upcoming UIL robotics competition.

Gagarin received $500 from radio sponsors along with a “Teacher of the Month” plaque, and he is now eligible to win KLAK “Teacher of the Year” in May. His interview will replay on the radio station throughout the month.

School administrators, teachers, parents, and students can nominate teachers for the award by visiting

Gagarin has served at Melissa Schools since 2003. He currently teaches engineering and coaches wrestling and track at Melissa High School.

Join us in congratulating Coach Gagarin on this recognition!

Coach Gagarin’s Radio Interview

Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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