7th through 9th
Social Studies, History
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"Not only did I have her as a teacher in school, I had her as a teacher when I did my student teaching for college. I always had fun in her class as a student. I also learned so many great things from her as a teacher. As I complete my college education I will never forget the impact she has had on me."
"She has always brought passion and un-paralleled knowledge to the classroom. Even students who don't like history find it hard not to pay attention in her class. She has a way of making her lessons entertaining and has made an impact not only in my life but hundreds of students."
"She has dedicated her career to her students. She strives to reach each and every one. We love her and she loves us."
"Everyone around school calls her 'Mrs. Wonderful.'"
"She makes you feel like you are one of her own children. She treats you as if you were living with her in her own household. She is just one of the most caring and helpful teachers out there, that I love with all of my heart."
"She influenced me to want to be a teacher when I was in 7th grade. When a student was having a problem, she has been the teacher students would talk to because she has been the 'mom' of the school. She was there for me when I was picking a college and when I needed a shoulder to cry on. To this day I visit her at the school to keep her up to date on what is going on in my life."
"She and my mom would talk for hours upon hours about us kids at parent conferences. She kept us on the right path and she is an amazing woman."
"We had class projects and would end up learning in a fun manner that we didn't know was possible. I'll never forget the influence she has had on my life, not only as a teacher, but as a mentor."
"She is one of the most wonderful teachers ever. We would like the whole Heartland to know this."
"She wants every student in her class to be successful and has spent many hours after school tutoring students that need extra help. She loves her job and is wonderful at it."
"She has taught generations of students over the years. She has chosen to stay at Meadow Heights for so long because of the small school atmosphere and the students, which she knows are great. She is the teacher I aspire to become and hope I achieve her quality of teaching someday."