Written by Dessiona Jackson
Congratulations to our December winners for our Partners in Education program!
Teachers of the Month
Winners receive a $500 gift card, a prize pack and certificate of excellence.
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“Mrs. Conley has been an excellent 5th grade teacher for my son and his classmates. She shows she genuinely cares for each of her students. She is always looking over them to make sure they are doing okay. She gives them a smile to lift them up throughout the day and makes herself available to talk to if her students need her. You may see her sitting with her students at lunch getting to know them better. She reminds me of many of the amazing teachers I had growing up who truly and genuinely showed they cared about their students. We are so very lucky to have her in our lives.” — Christy Norris, Parent
“Brenda has a driving love for kids with special needs. She teaches them and
nourishes them in developing their own individual potential. She has incredible patience and often deals with a variety of difficult behaviors. She never loses hope for her students. She celebrates each victory with her students while loving them through the tough times. Her teaching creativity helps her reach her students at their grade level. She manages a multi-aged classroom while giving individual attention to each student. She has a great support staff of paraprofessionals and a very supportive administration.” — Kathy Laird
“Mrs. Henke is a compassionate teacher with attention to detail. She is always finding creative ways to help her students learn. She constantly pours her heart and soul into educating her students to the best of their ability. It is so wonderful and rare to have an exceptional teacher who cares so much!” — Steven Henke
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Academic All-Stars Receive a $100 gift card, a prize pack and a certificate of excellence.
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“Kinsey is very active in sports with cheer and softball, but her passion is volleyball. While
playing sports all throughout the school year, with late practices and games, she also works a job at Dairy Queen and still manages to keep making honor roll. She is a leader in everything she does, a great friend and a role model. She’d give the shirt off of her back if one needed it. She has given shoes off her feet because a classmate didn’t have the right shoes for practice! She’s always talking to her friends about keeping their grades up and staying out of trouble. Despite encountering difficult obstacles, she always held her head high and continues to reach for the stars. She wants nothing more than to attend college and play volleyball.” — Kimberly Chatfield, Parent
“This student had been doing great all year, not only with his grades and behavior, but also with his character. His heart is pure, and his mind is sharp. I would just love for everyone to acknowledge his path to greatness.” — Prince Sean Arthur Johnson, Parent
“This student does a great job in my computer classroom. She is always ahead of the class when it comes to technology and computers. I am so impressed with her skills. Her attitude and behavior are very respectful. She is just an all-star in my book.” — Jack Reppart, Teacher
Congratulations to our outstanding students and teachers! Don’t forget – you can also Nominate A School
For School Of The Year. Nominations are due by March 10, 2024.