South Elementary - Jackson
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"She is the most dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic teacher! I wish all students could have her as a teacher."
"She hugs them when they are struggling. She makes everyday exciting and fun."
"She is always in a good mood with a big smile on her face and love in her heart. Sometimes she's a cheerleader, sometimes she's a great disciplinarian. The children absolutely adore her and learn just to make her happy."
"She is organized and teachers her kids to be responsible and good citizens as well as reading, writing, etc. She makes learning fun and will do an occasional cartwheel if she gets excited about a goal they have reached."
"Everyday Becky Wachter goes to school, it is never an average day. It is filled with fun, laughter, learning, caring, and love. She takes each child under her wing and educates them on manners, society, and caring for one another."
"I have a child in her class with special needs and she has gone above and beyond to help her to be the best she can be. She has truly been a blessing to our family and I think she is the Heartland's BEST Teacher."
"I think she is the best because she reminds us to be good people and to work hard and to do our best. Plus she gives really good hugs and her smile can't be beat!"
"I have thought for years that Becky deserves this award."
"She is famous for such far-reaching things as classroom cartwheels, the 'sunshine dance,' requiring boys to open doors for girls, and finding teachable moments at every opportunity to meet the needs of each student."
"Ms. Wachter has laid a solid foundation that will ensure my daughter will be successful. She is truly one of the Heartland's Best teachers."
"She has created an environment in which every student feels (and knows) they are important and valued. Her positive attitude encourages students to try their best, but know it is okay to make mistakes."