A.D. Simpson, Charleston
6th, 7th, 8th
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"Special needs teachers often do not get the recognition they deserve because they have students that are really not able to do so. These teachers work so hard and get little recognition."
"You will never find a teacher more dedicated to education and to her students than Pam Hoppe. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, she is a wonderful person with a huge heart."
"There is absolutely no one more deserving than this dedicated teacher of 30 years in special education. She truly loves her students and her job and has made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many kids."
"I know her to be the most caring and dedicated teacher I have ever had the opportunity to work with."
"She has a knack for making her students' self-esteem climb sky high regardless of their learning difficulties. She has always made sure that her students have cultural experiences outside of the classroom."
"She has parents come to her year after year to thank her for her kindness and dedication to their child's education."
"Pam is always the first one to arrive in the morning and the last one to leave in the evening."
"Working with special needs students is indeed a gift and she certainly has the gift of getting the most out of these students."
"Everytime we have trouble with another teacher Mrs. Hoppe always has our backs."