Jefferson Elementary, Metropolis
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"If one student is doing bad, she doesn't give up on that student."
"My daughter came home after the third day of school and announced that she had the best day of her life. She has taken extra time to do hands-on experiments that have impacted my child's love for science."
"She has dedicated her life to the lives of our children. She takes them on incredible field trips and works hard to create an atmosphere of learning in the classroom."
"Kathy is not only a loving teacher in the classroom, but really takes time to know her students. She shows up to many non-school events just to see her students."
"We all know she is the Heartland's Best. Hopefully now, so will the rest of the Heartland."
"She teaches by example and by having the students do things, not just read about them."
"Kathy encouraged my daughter to be an individual and make smart choices based on what would enable her to reach her goals."
"Her creativity and ability to bring things to life are unparalleled."
"She has the knack of seeing each individual child's needs vs. a coolie cutter approach."
"When we are having trouble, she goes over our lesson again slower so we can catch on."
"Learning was never boring in her class!"