Orchard Elementary, Jackson
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION FORMS:
"She plays kickball with us. She makes up songs to help us learn. She does funny sentences to learn the states around Missouri. I think she should win this award."
"She is very creative and spontaneous with the students. At the beginning my son did not want to go to school. After his first day of class with Mrs. Farrow he wanted to go to school on Saturday and Sunday because,'it's so much fun.'"
"My son has always been in the lower reading group and needs an extra push. Mrs. Farrow has made learning fun. My husband and I are both educators and we are amazed at her creativity and love for our son as well as all kids in her class."
"She e-mails parents every day giving us a question to ask our child pertaining to their day. What a great conversation starter it is and a wonderful way to stay connected to my son and what he's doing at school."
"When you talk to her she talks as if your child is her child."
"TMrs. Farrow is one of the Heartland's Best because she is caring, she is helpful, and she is kind. She always seems happy to see her class."
"She is truly as inspiration to all children she encounters, including their parents. I can't think of a better teacher or influence for any child."
"She goes above and beyond to make sure all of her students learn, feel successful, and are accepted in her classroom. She provides meaningful, real life learning experiences. My daughter has enjoyed this school year so much, while learning both responsibility and academic goals, all from the guidance of Mrs. Farrow."