Teacher Appreciation Nominations Blog G
Through our Teacher Appreciation nominations, we were able to see exactly how our teachers are impacting our kids and community. We want to recognize each nomination that has come in. 1495 unique nominations and 525 teachers nominated, 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: LaShonda Gabriel, Ellis Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Gabriel always has a smile and clearly loves her students. My son always runs to give her a hug— even if he just spent the whole day in her class!
Teacher: Matthew Galardy, Hyde Park Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He’s funny and helpful.
Teacher: Rocar Gallo, Clifford J. Lawrence Junior High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? he is an amazing teacher who inspires me to learn science be a better student.
Teacher: Gavriela Galvan, Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? The reason why is because she can help me with work, and she can make me understand it.
She always makes the work fun and awesome, and her vibe is amazing and fantastic, and she’s really nice.
Teacher: Julia Games, Marshall Darnell Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is so kind and patient and just makes my kinder student feel comfortable. We have had a few ups and downs and she just is so kind about any issues we have had. We truly appreciate her.
Teacher: Jose Garcia, Ed Von Tobel Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Garcia always makes a great effort to ensure that class is both engaging and fun. He’s always been very good at his job and shows an outstanding amount of care for each and every one of his students. He is by far, one of the best teachers I had the honor of having.
This teacher makes me smile every time I remember the great times we spent in class, during After School All Star back when I was in Von Tobel Middle School, and the help he would provide with needed.
Teacher: Jaime Garcia, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Garcia has made my own son smile every day he interacts with him. My son has nothing but positive things to share about him, and I know how hard it is to consistently connect in joy and help produce happiness in a positive 14-year-old!He returns emails at 11 PM at night with a 15-minute turn around when my son isin a panic and writes to him for comfort. Mr. Garcia is nothing short of a miracle.
Teacher: Andralena Garcia – Diaz, Western High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He is a good teacher and just makes my day all the time. I can talk about why he is a great teacher and person all in one, but I would be here all day!
Teacher: Whitney Gardena, Monaco Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? The reason why I picked her because she was there when my teacher was gone like she made me feel good about myself so then my grades started to go help because she helped me understand the work and just for her class for all my classes and I’m so sad that she’s going to leave this school to go to a high school to teach but you know what I’m happy that she is going to meet new students and they will be able to meet her, and no matter what she’ll always be in my heart.
She’s an amazing teacher, I wish I could have her for my rest of my school life lol.
Teacher: Jose Garcia, Von Tobel Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? If every teacher was like Mr. Garcia, I think the educational system would drastically improve. He isn’t just a pillar you can rely on, or a bottomless well of inspiration, but a deeply kind and caring friend. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Garcia in 5th grade, it was thanks to him that I decided to take his art class in 6thgrade. Now a senior in high school, I can without a doubt say he has been my most influential mentor. Helping me with more than just art, but at life. At every step of the way, he’s been a friendly face guiding me with nothing but best intentions in mind. Even just yesterday, he notified me of a scholarship I could benefit from. His jolly personality, and unique style of teaching would make anyone smile. But it’s his hard work and dedication that makes everyone appreciate him.
Teacher: Stephen Gaspar, Las Vegas High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He knows how to teach, respectful, chilliest teacher.
Teacher: Megan Gaudinez, Kathleen & Tim Harney Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms Gaudinez makes me smile because every morning she waves to me. She also respects my identity and uses my preferred name. She is a very nice teacher and a lot of the kids in my school like her. She always compliments my art when I show her. She also makes sure everyone feels included, and I feel comfortable enough to talk to her and ask questions (I have anxiety). She is definitely a good teacher and makes me smile every time I see her.
Teacher: David Gebhardt, Las Vegas Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? he’s an amazing teacher, in ever met anyone that teaches the way he does, he is very funny and caring and make us want to come to class every day. He always reassuring us that we are good players, and we should be confident.
Teacher: Katelyn Gerencser, Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. G makes me smile because she does everything to make sure we have a good time at school. She has snacks in case of people who are hungry, she tries to make sure that we have fun with lessons, and she even has rewards. Ms. G doesn’t only care about our academics-but our mental and physical health! She truly cares about us, and that’s why I’d love to see her be recognized as a wonderful, beautiful teacher.
Ms. G makes me smile because she does everything to make sure we have a good time at school. She has snacks in case of people who are hungry, she tries to make sure that we have fun with lessons, and she even has rewards. Ms. G doesn’t only care about our academics-but our mental and physical health! She truly cares about us, and that’s why I’d love to see her be recognized as a wonderful, beautiful teacher. Ms. G loves us, and we love Ms. G 🙂
She always tries the hardest to help us and does fun things during class and it always makes my dad up.
She is always so caring, nice and funny. She makes learning fun for everyone, and she’ll be one of those people who will always be there for you. 🙂
She is the kindest teacher I’ve ever seen.
She is very nice.
She makes me smile because she is actually nice to her students.
They are one of the kindest and understanding human beings I’ve ever known.
This teacher makes me smile by her amazing ways of teaching. Most teachers teach us using the basic curriculum, but Ms. G is different. She adds fun activities to our assignments, which improves my negative emotions into positive ones. She always makes me smile, no matter what.
Teacher: Lilane Ghazal, K.O. Knudson Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Ghazal is very nice when it comes to asking question, she is always very helpful and is their when help is needed when I need help she is always there to answer my question she is nice respectful and she showed me how to say some words in Arabic 🙂 very nice teacher.
Teacher: James Gherris, Harney Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because he is fun to be around with and he is always there for us. he is a health teacher, and he is a really nice and chill teacher and makes us laugh. she is very kind and has a good sense of humor. he is the best health teacher there is and its a fact. i hope he know that we are always there for him <33 even when he dies like passes away, we will be at his funeral.
Teacher: Nancy Gifford, West Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Gifford is always so kind and is very compassionate about her job. She always makes sure that her students are her number one priority, and she takes the time to learn about us on a personal level. Mrs. Gifford wants all of the students in the class to be the best nursing assistants that we can be, and she does this by putting in effort to teach us the proper way to do skills.
Teacher: Jacob Golden, Centennial High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Golden is always flexible in his classroom, accommodating to everyone’s individual needs. His classroom atmosphere is really fun and academically engaging, making it a lot more fun to complete schoolwork.
Teacher: Hannah Gondini, Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is a very sweet, charming and generous teacher with the students, she has been the most important teacher who has made my girl happy. With the game of making the child Secret of the day when behaving well and being quiet and polite the child. with the gift My girl feels extraordinary.
Teacher: Bridgette Gonzales, Frias Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is truly one of a kind! She cares about each and every student’s success and it never goes unnoticed! She’s made a huge impact in our child’s life! He can’t wait to call her “Brigette” when she’s an adult and go out to lunch with her! (She tells all her kids when they are adults, they can call her by her first name and that just made my son so giggly and excited!)
Mrs. Gonzales makes us smile with her kindness and passion to help our children. She has shown us that she truly cares for our son, his learning, and his well-being. She showcases her own happiness every day in her work and ensures that our kids are in good hands. We couldn’t ask for a better teacher to start our son’s school career.
Mrs. Gonzales always provides us with updates with what is going on in class. She has also been such a positive influence for my son.
Teacher: Karen Gonzalez, Equipo Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because she always gave sass to me, and my friends and it made me laugh and she was the best person I’ve met she made me feel like I belong there if it is my home.
Teacher: Sigourney Gonzalez, Duane D. Keller Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. G is very comforting and understanding. She understands most of the kid sat our school, she is also the basketball coach, and she was very helpful, she made sure we had snacks to eat before practice if we were hungry and Gatorades if we were thirsty.
Teacher: Karol Gourley, Kitty Ward Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Gourley is an amazing teacher! She’s helped my daughter learn so much this year and my daughter LOVES her class! She’s had to take some time off to care for her husband after surgery but she has still kept in contact and works so hard to help her students learn!
Teacher: Patricia Grassy, Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
This teacher makes me smile because she brought me joy and i still remember when I left me and her were crying because we were going to miss each other.
Teacher: Terri Green, Helen Herr Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Every day she makes the children enjoy going to school. She’s willing to help out in every way. I have custody of my grandchildren, which one happens to bein Ms Green’s room. She had offered any supplies I need for my grand daughter that makes it easier. She is always smiling and had the kids always smiling. She cares about her students, and it does every day.
Teacher: Kathryn Greene, Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Greene is always relatable and cracks a bunch of jokes that release any kind of tension or stress in the classroom. This makes the class fun to be in and makes it one of the few classes that people would actively want to be in.
Ms. Greene makes me smile because she is just honestly an amazing teacher, that is hilarious and can joke around with anytime and even when you mess up, she helps you do better from that. Which is why I nominate her.
She teaches good and is a really fair teacher. She also watches out for students.
She’s really funny, she makes learning an instrument a little more fun. She puts a few jokes here and there.
She can be tough if she needs too.
This teacher makes me smile because of the way she makes me cry. By making me as well as others cry, we persevere in learning orchestra. So, by making us cry it makes me happy in the long run.
This teacher makes me smile because she is a very nice person, and she makes everyone smile.
Teacher: Brian Gregorich, Ed W. Clark High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Gave very inspiring life lessons during our break periods and gave us useful advice for the years post-high school. Very nice and helps us out a lot. Great teacher.
Teacher: Kelie Grizzle, Kitty Ward Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is the best! Mrs. Grizzle is constantly trying to push kids in their own ways. She really tries to understand every student and will find ways to make them better. She is also great at keeping the parents involved in her class. She takes pictures of their day and posts them to class dojo several times a week. She has the funniest units and is always trying new things to make learning fun. Her students and their parents all love her!
Teacher: Shawna Grossardt, Cortez Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She was the best teacher ever, she was super calm and never yelled at me, also she believed in all my goals and supported me.
Teacher: Jason Grunwald, Clifford J.Lawerence
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher is my fav teacher, and he actually puts effort into teaching me and other students when I leave his class, I always learn something new.
Teacher: Theresa Guastalli, Ries Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Guastalli always goes above and beyond for her students not only in the classroom but outside of the classroom as well. Mrs. Guastalli supports her students at their games and other activities cheering on the sidelines! She really is a wonderful teacher!!!
Mrs. Guastalli is the funniest and loving. She has a pretty classroom. She takes the extra time to take care of us. She is good at fractions, and she is beautiful. She is very organized. She is the best teacher and mom.
Mrs. Guastalli is the most adaptable, fun-loving, hard-working teacher in Ries. She teaches 3rd Grade. She is wonderful, kind, and supportive, and makes the lessons fun, which encourages her students to try harder.
Teacher: Emily Gudeman, Clifford J. Lawrence Junior High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Gudeman is very nice and helps me understand my work better. I like that she’s caring and respectful to me and others. She’s always quick to help others in need.
She is so nice, and you can tell how she cares ab students feeling she lets us have our own opinion in she is really sweet she makes sure we are on task, and she gives us fun assignments even though we can learn a lot from it as well.
Teacher: Stephanie Guenther-Burgash, Carroll M. Johnston Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because she always makes sure that her students are always having fun and helps students whenever they need help. She has always been a bright and fun teacher that everyone loves. I think she has every right get this nomination because she loves teaching her students and she has always made sure that everyone understands everything. If they don’t understand something she will ask what’s hard or what do you not understand, and she will help that student until they finally understand.
Teacher: Shelby Guinn, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Guinn is the librarian here at LVA. His first year was last year and he has never ceased to make me smile. He wears Hawaiian shirts all the time and dresses up for every spirit day. He always has a smile on his face when I walkthrough the library to get to my even day classes. He really is the brightest light in the LVA community. He also gives the greatest book recommendations and is always there if I ever need someone to talk to.
Teacher: Teresa Guzzetta, Shelley Berkley Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Guzzetta is such a great inspiration to her 4th grade class. She encourages her students with her fun ways of learning and provides such dedication with offering help wherever she can to ensure they meet their goals. You can tell she cares and wants the best for each of her students.
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!