Teacher Appreciation Nominations Blog F

Through our Teacher Appreciation nominations, we were able to see exactly how our teachers our impacting our kids and community. We want to recognize each nomination that has come in. With over 1700+ unique nominations, we are sharing the answers to our question posed: “Why does this teacher make you smile?”. The blogs are organized by last name of the teacher.

Teacher: Ronald Faggins, Variety School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?  He has done and exceptional job dealing with our at times difficult child. I know he cares not only about Christian’s future but his overall well being. Teachers and staff in these special schools don’t get enough recognition for all the hard work and patience they have. We NEED more teachers with his heart. Thank you for always doing your best for our child.

Teacher: Mrs. Farfan

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is so great with the kids; she makes sure no kid is left behind and she is just a kind and unique person overall. Always has a smile on her face.

Teacher: Ada Feliciano, Robert Forbuss Elementary

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?  Luna is a military child and moves around a lot. Having ADHD and moving puts a lot of pressure on her but Ms. Feliciano has made this year stress free for my daughter and has made the classroom feel like a place of security instead of stressful. So thank you for loving our kids and making them smile every day!

Teacher: Tiffany Ferraro, Lomie G. Heard Elementary School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?  Ms. Ferraro is a very kind and supportive teacher towards all her learners. She deeply cares for her learners and always goes above and beyond to support them and to be the best teacher she can be. She inspires me tobe better.

Teacher: Rene Flakus, Goolsby Elementary

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?  Because she is the nicest and funniest person we have ever met.

I had to temporarily move to California to care for my dying father and she helped my daughter so much. She also worked with my crazy schedule of help for my daughter due to my wife’s work schedule. Best teacher ever!

Teacher: Amanda Fox, Jenkins Elementary School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?  She is an amazing teacher going above & beyond for her students. She has gone above & beyond for her students.

Teacher: Natalie Fragiadakis, Hyde Park Middle School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?  She has a very bubbly personality, but always makes sure her students are on task. She invokes a lot of credibility as a teacher, and emotion and relatability as a mom. She brings joy to her students and will always be understanding of a student’s situation. She is a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, allowing many students to feel at peace with their identity/sexuality. She is honestly my favorite teacher as an 8th grader.

She is what I hope every teacher will be, whether that be her great methods of teaching, or her wonderful charisma. Many students, including me, would one hundred percent say she deserves this!

Teacher: Megan Franke, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Franke goes above and beyond with all of her students. Her choir presentations are incredibly awesome. Her dedication and commitment with the students is wonderful. She took the senior students and junior students to NAU University and Utah. The choir presented in both places and the students had a great opportunity to learn from other music presentations.

Ms. Franke, dedicated teacher that has a passion for her job!

Teacher: Annetta Fry, Cheyenne High School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?  She does so much for us, i feel like she is so hard working and deserves everything.

Ms. Fry is one of the teachers who have worked here at Cheyenne with dedication and passion. She shows authentic concern and love to her students. She is very optimistic and always brings joy to every person she talks to, especially with her students. She always offers for help, always there when you need and so real, very down to earth and simple person.

Teacher: Elizabeth Fecher, Roger Gehring Academy

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She’s very patient with her students and makes it fun for them to learn.

Teacher: Marci Feldman, Lilly and Wing Fong Elementary School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Feldman goes above and beyond for her students. Always happy and positive. This is Olivia’s last year in elementary school and was the best year!

Teacher: Aaron Ferguson, Western High School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He makes me smile by just being an amazing teacher you can tell how much he likes his job and is always active with his students ensuring their success in his class.

Teacher: Jackie Fessenden, Goolsby Elementary

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Fessenden, aka Ms. Ducky makes everyone SMILE.  I first came to know her as my sons first grade teacher 15 years ago.   The first thing you can’t help but notice is her high energy and infectious enthusiasm for teaching.  She is still my son’s favorite teacher to this day.  I now have the great pleasure of working with this professional and am happy to say she is even more amazing after all these years.  She makes learning a fun and positive experience by treating every student with great dignity and respect.  As a teacher she creates an environment focused on building positive self-esteem through high standards and well-designed instruction.  Her energy, professionalism, and love for learning motivate both her students and colleagues.  I can’t help but smile every time I hear her greet people in the hall with a “hello Buddy!” When it comes to creating a positive climate and culture, our “Ducky” at Judy & John L. Goolsby is second to none!

We LOVE Ms. Ducky! She is kind, thoughtful, caring and loving – and she makes class so much fun! Charlie absolutely adores her, and she has helped him overcome a fear of teachers (due to an incident at another school) through patience and understanding. We will forever be grateful for the love she has shown Charlie during such an important life transition, and we are thrilled about how much he has learned and grown in her class.

Teacher: Ricardo Flores, Canyon Springs High School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He’s funny and makes me laugh every morning when school starts with his stories and jokes…

Teacher: Brian Friesen, Paul Culley Elementary

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Friesen makes me smile because he has never given up on his students, even though they all had a bumpy comeback after returning to the building after COVID turned the school experience upside down. My daughter was struggling and wasn’t too enthusiastic about school, but Mr. Friesen saw the light in her and brought it out BRIGHT! He continued encouraging her and made school fun and interesting again. Jaicee’s grades are up and so is her outlook on school. I know Mr. Friesen is a big part of that, as Jaicee has nothing but good things to say about his class every day. I just want to say, “Thank you, Mr. Friesen. You rock!!!”

Teacher: Ryan Fromoltz, Las Vegas High School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ryan has a passion for teaching his students and the students really connect with him. He gives up his weekends for Debate competitions and is always very concerned about his students. He CARES about the school and the students.

Teacher: Justine Fuller, Carolyn S. Reedom Elementary School

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Each year hearing repeated stories of success guiding those couple unique students through their 4th grade experience helping them grow into social acceptance.

Also convincing her principal to abide by the beginning-of-the year stated reading curriculum and not reduce the expectations for success.

Teacher: Chad Fulton, Desert Star Academy

Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Fulton has worked with my son for the past two years through teaching and coaching.  Mr. Fulton has helped to get my son to open up more, gain self-confidence, and be able to make friends and interact with his peers.  Thank you, Mr. Fulton, for all you have done.

Teachers play a significant role in our lives, and we are thankful for them and all they do for our community every single day. We understand how important their job is in student development and learning and know they work tirelessly to educate children and add value to their lives! Thank you, you are our heroes!