Heartland's Best Teacher - Makenzie Oliver - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Makenzie Oliver

Makenzie Oliver

SCHOOL
West Lane Elementary - Jackson

GRADE
5th

SUBJECT
All Subjects

COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:

"My teacher is loving, caring, and treats everyone fairly. Everyday she teaches me new things and I love her for that."

"She never gets mad at us. We do fun things all the time. We don't call ourselves friends, we call ourselves a classroom family. We have a classroom bucket list of things we want to do before the end of the year."

"We do hand motions to remember stuff on a test. She lets us play games to remember stuff on a test."

"She loves to sing and dance. She comes to school everyday prepared and ready."

"Mrs. Oliver has done so much to help my daughter's self-esteem, encourage her, and teach her. My daughter has always enjoyed school but this year she has really blossomed in Mrs. Oliver's class. I believe she truly loves each child in her class. It shows in the way she talks about her students and the way she talks to them. I will always be grateful to her for making such a difference in my daughter's life."

"She has a true passion for teaching that can be seen inside and out. She often visits students' homes to get to know their families and learn about what makes them special and unique. Because of that extra effort, she is able to build relationships with students that allow for a classroom filled with love, care, encouragement, and excitement."

"She is always willing to volunteer to help where needed because she knows that everything we do is for the success of the students. She was West Lane's United Way coordinator this year and led an amazing campaign to raise money for children in need."

"Mrs. Oliver is one of the most outstanding teachers I have had the privilege of working with. Not only do I see her in her element as a colleague, but also as the teacher of my 10 year old son.  She promotes positive, energetic, and fun learning that helps her students look forward to each day."

"Even if a mayor wrote this letter it would be a billion pages long. My teacher has a class store. We earn fake money by being good. At the end of the year, whoever has the most money gets to eat with Mrs. Oliver.  We also do super science experiments like we tested to see if hot sauce could clean a penny."

"She has inspired me, taught me many life lessons, and has taught me what I'm supposed to learn and far beyond that."

"She makes learning so fun. I always look forward to learning and having a good day with her."

"She is nice, awesome, cool, wonderful, and a lot of things. She treats us well."

"She will sit down with me and explain things to me. She will always encourage me and everybody else. She is the best teacher ever."

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