Diana Lynne Karnes
St. Vincent de Paul - Cape Girardeau
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"We want Ms. Karnes to know that all of her children and their parents love her! The magic that she does in her classroom reminds us of the television show 'Magic School Bus.'"
"Ms. Karnes tells her students that they are her 'smarties,' and they believe her. Our children are reading better than we ever thought first graders would. She makes learning fun and intersting and the children want to learn."
"Many of the children who have been in her class go on to do more than anyone dreamed them capable. The students who have been blessed enough to become on of 'Karnes' Kids' have a real edge over their peers as they have been taught by someone who believes in them so much and doesn't allow stereotypes or problems to color her vision."
"The wonderful thing about Ms. Karnes vision and goal for her students is that each year the results can be seen in the children who come into her classroom as caterpillars and leave as butterflies."
"She is a teacher who will hold their hand, touches their heart, and teaches them that nothing is impossible."
"I like going on field trips and sparkle and I like Ms. Karnes calling us smarties. I love school."
"I like my teacher because she is nice and fun. She plays sparkle with us."
"I like to play spelling city."
"I like first grade because our teacher is a good planner for field trips."
"I love first grade because we can make dinosaur projects and we can write on the smart board."
"My teacher does the best games."