Richland - Essex, Missouri
7th to 9th
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATIONS
"...he is the BEST math teacher you will ever have! He will help you anytime you ask."
"I had Mr. Gisi in 8th grade and I never have learned as much in one year from a teacher as I did that year from him. When he knows a student is capable of doing better than they are, he pushes them to do their best and doesn't expect less than their best."
"Mr. Gisi loves his students and you can see that teaching here makes him happy with his career choice."
"I was scared to be in the class because I heard he yelled a lot and he was mean. Well it turns out he wasn't really mean at all. He did yell a few times (but you just laughed about it later on). He makes you pay attention, that's for sure."
"He is an amazing person and teacher."
"He has the ability to teach us a math lesson and it will stick in our brain. If it doesn't stick we to to his tutoring and he teaches us the lesson over and over. Then he asks us questions to make sure we know what's going on."
"He really likes dry erase markers and golfing supplies."
Mr. Gisi makes sure we know our math because math is one of the most important things you'll learn."
"...he gets on our level to help us learn math. He even misses his lunch hour to help us if we need it."
"Mr. Gisi would really like it if you chose him. You could surprise him with a trip to his classroom and some golf items. He also needs a lot of dry erase markers (he's going through a lot to show us math stuff!) If you don't want to get him golf stuff you maybe could get him North Carolina things (that's his basketball team.)"
"He graduated from Richland in 1963 and then came back a taught in 1967. He has taught here for 41 years."