Teacher Appreciation Nominations Blog H
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: Alexis Hahn, Kitty Ward Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is the first teacher that my daughter truly loves. She customizes how she handles each student to that student needs. She has great communication and isn’t afraid to tell the bad and the good. Not many teachers give praise to the kids anymore. She does! She is so great that my daughter is truly upset about passing her class because she wants another year with her! Thank you, Mrs. Hahn, for being so wonderful. And thank you for loving and teaching my child!
Teacher: Drew Hamlin, Lawrence Junior High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Hamlin is my favorite teacher because he is such a good teacher, and he is very caring for all of his students. Mr. Hamlin loves to play with us and always has a nice big, beautiful smile. He makes me smile because he is a very goofy gobbler. He was also a good coach during basketball season, and he was always
there for us.
Because he is a very funny teacher, and his personality is awesome. He’s a very relatable teacher and understands when not only I but others make jokes. He is serious when we get off track and puts us in line and I apprentice that.
Teacher: Amani Hanach, Desert Pines High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Her enthusiasm as a new teacher. And her persistence to find new exciting ways for students to learn and find the topics interesting. If more teachers were like Ms Hanach we would all be a lot smarter and more excited to learn.
Teacher: Mao Harris, Monaco Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He always helped me learn and I wasn’t scared to ask him for help. I learned a lot from him. He has always been very supportive with everything and fun.
He made his class fun because we always did fun stuff.
He made me smile because he was very nice and always helped me with problems. Even though I knew him for a little bit I still see him as my favorite teacher.
I don’t know he is just really nice.
This teacher makes me smile because when I was in his classroom, I felt safe and could talk to him about anything without being judged. He made lessons fun and when there were problems, he would quickly solve them and still manage for us to have fun and laugh. He is an amazing reading teacher; He is my favorite. He always made sure my class was smiling.
Teacher: Kaselehlia Harrison, John R. Hummel Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She always works so hard to meet the needs of her students. She attends many trainings and workshops so that she can continue to learn new fun activities that she can use in her classroom.
Teacher: Shannon Hart, Scherkenbach Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She really goes above and beyond to help and care for each student.
Teacher: Danielle Harteau, Carroll M Johnston Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She a hard worker. She makes funny jokes. She also so nice and sweet as pie. Finally, she makes class actual fun while we learn things. ��
Teacher: Robin Hartkoft, James Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because she always finds a way to make sure I’m alright.
Teacher: Carla Haskin, Lawrence Junior High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She’s always kind and makes me smile, and also makes the workload doable.
Teacher: Kelley Hawes, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? he makes me feel noticed.
Teacher: Sheryl Haynes, Lynch Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She helped me do my work and sat me next to her all-year best year of my life.
She was nice and helped me on my work when I needed it and she was fun.
Teacher: Kaylene Henderson, Iverson Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? To begin, Mrs., Henderson is a teacher who genuinely cares for each one of her students and their education. She’s extremely patient when it comes to teaching and always makes time (after school or on days off) to answer questions or concerns through Class Dojo. Mrs. Henderson always goes the extra mile to make sure all her students are comfortable while learning and makes learning fun. She’s informative with school events and my child’s progress and doesn’t hesitate to communicate concerns (which I appreciate immensely) Having such a dedicated teacher like Mrs. Henderson gives me peace of mind knowing my child is getting the best education and support they need to succeed academically.
Teacher: Fernando Hernandez, Robert Taylor Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Hernandez is the PE teacher at Robert Taylor ES. He has the personality and the leadership that attracts students and teachers. He is such an energetic; compassionate; encouraging; passionate; positive and fun teacher. Students who do not care for physical activity with his encouragement; they participate and even participate with the after-school sports activities (football; basketball and soccer. The students and staff love him. He exemplifies what a teacher is and shows passion in teaching.
Teacher: Azzeneth Hernandez, CC Ronnow Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is very helpful.
She taught me one of the hardest subjects in elementary. Without her I would not be in these accelerated classes, and i am glad she was able to stay at Ronnow. Her and her assistant, I can’t spell her name, Ms. G. They both were so nice and welcoming to talk to. I love stories they would tell sometimes. She was so nice and smart she’s the best teacher to have. I loved all the activities and how friendly she was to me. Her rewards of spoiling us was such a great experience, my life would not have been the same without her.
Teacher: Willy Herrera, West Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Coming into high school, I knew my strengths and weaknesses. One of them was science. I wasn’t very excited for high school and was really scared to make friends. In the beginning of the year, I remember disliking biology because of the people I was around. I didn’t enjoy the class very much, but Mr. Herrera allowed me to change seats and I found a few of my first friends. I then met one of my closest friends later in the year. We always stuck together and made the best biology projects. Mr. Herrea was super proud of our project that he even let us sit next to each other. Mr. Herrea not only helped me make friends, but he also made me step out of my comfort zone. From making basic poster presentations, to singing Justin Bieber parodies of our lessons. Most importantly, he helps me learn. For the first time in a while, I actually understand the lessons we learn in biology. Mr. Herrera is extremely kind and makes class fun by making jokes with the class as we’re learning. Mr. Herrera has made science class enjoyable for me and I’m super grateful for that.
They teach me more than just biology. They are like my family; I never get to speak Tagalog in school, but I get to practice with Mr. Herrera. They acknowledge every student’s achievement and no accomplishment goes unnoticed. They are courteous to their students and push us to be our best.
This teacher really stood out from anyone else since the first day of school. As a incoming freshman, it was important for me to find a teacher that’s trustworthy and is able to help me anytime I’m struggling. This teacher made that possible since day 1 and made sure every single student attending class felt needed. He’s more than that too. I am able to discuss anything I need without being embarrassed or shy. He’s always there for me or even anyone. I also feel really comfortable in his class and every single class of his was not boring or I didn’t feel left out. He made sure everyone expressed their ideas and thoughts even if they were wrong or right. His teaching skills were really efficient making sure everyone learned. The main thing I love about this teacher is how easily he is able to connect and bind with people allowing them to feel safe and valuable in his class. This is why West Tech is lucky to have a teacher such as Mr. Herrera.
Teacher: Thomas Higgins, Foothill High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Higgins is so funny and sweet. He helps teach one of the (if not THE) most complicated subjects at this school (Physics) in a fun way that STILL gets the information through our heads. He’s not afraid to entertain our minds and souls, and he makes class fun and exciting. He helps us pass the class and also helps us learn cool and exciting things.
Teacher: Kimberlee Hixon, Shelley Berkley Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Dr. Hixon always puts the children first. I can tell she is passionate about teaching. She tries to make learning fun and exciting. My daughter has a speech delay, and she has progressed so much since she has been in Dr. Hixon’s class.
She absolutely loves being a teacher and anyone who encounters knows it.
She made it a point to meet each of her students over the summer and provide them with special treasures in preparation for the coming year.
She teaches her students to their individualized needs and communicates consistently with parents, so their child gets the best education based on their learning style.
Her students love her, often times racing to give her hugs in the AM and afternoon… because she makes sure they all are seen, and they recognize that. She makes learning fun but never sways from the importance of encouraging, inspiring and challenging them.
She works incredibly hard to truly make a difference in the life of not only her students, but the lives of their families, as well. She genuinely loves all of her students and looks forward to going to work every day. She does home visits, goes to birthday parties, and takes a personal interest in her students’ lives, besides providing an excellent education for each one-off them.
Teacher: Alyssa Hodges, Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because she can make learning fun, her classes are straight forward, you can learn a lot, and she’s really nice & understanding.
Why this teacher makes me smile is because we get to do riddles, get to play blooket and watch youtube after class.
Teacher: Lisa Hoeg, John R. Hummel Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because Ms.Hoeg is the only teacher in this school that makes me happy. She makes me smile almost every day and she is a very kind teacher.
Because she lets us make up for all our work. And she also lets us do missing work that we did at the start of the school year. She also helps us learn the way we are supposed to do the work and how to remember the way to solve it.
She is very supportive of the children’s academic progress and responsive to my concerns and questions.
She makes me happy and I like her.
Teacher: Jonathan Holcombe, Walter Johnson Junior High
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile by telling us his stories, talking about his baseball team, making jokes during class, make our math fun, and by helping me learn my math and expanding my math skills.
Teacher: Kris Holman, C.W. Woodbury Junior High
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He is a funny and cool teacher. he as a high sense of humor like me, and does a good job teaching! 🙂
He like to tell jokes and helps me learn things.
Teacher: Jeneane Huggins, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
This educator leads by example. As a Dance Department Chair, she leads are markable team of educators! Ms. Huggins each year does a Senior Choreography Showcase in which she creates the choreography and story line. This year’s showcase was “Pool at Capacity”, which was inspired by her personal life and experiences. This showed the students how personal experiences can help to fuel meaningful choreography. She took risks, showed herself, and on a daily basis asks that of her students.
She invests in her students, makes them laugh, and teaches with positivity, she helps to make high school an amazing place to want to be!
Teacher: Amanda Hunt, J.T. McWilliams Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? It’s very patient with the kids and tries to accommodate every student based on their level if they are ahead or needing more help.
Teacher: Sara Hupp, Valley High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? I always find myself learning the most in Ms. Ross’s class and becoming enthralled with history more than I already was. The little things she does as a teacher like leaving comments on all assignments are something that doesn’t go unnoticed, and I respect the effort she makes for her students. Ms. Ross is always supportive of me and my goals and always offers to help me. I feel comfortable around her and her classroom environment, and I know I can always reach out to her if I need to. I appreciate Ms. Ross greatly for her efforts as a teacher and her kindness as a person. This is what makes me smile. 🙂
Teacher: Matthew Hy, Cozine Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Hy is always making jokes and uplifting spirits here at Cozine. He can make anyone laugh and is always in a good mood. Mr. Hy goes above and beyond everyday with extra time spent on coaching and tutoring before and after school every day of the week. He spends all day Saturdays referring or coaching sports. He is a great coworker and friend!
Teacher: Sara Hyun, Marion Cahlan Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She was one of the first teachers that actually made me want to go to school and learn, she has always been my favorite and she was a great teacher that would make me want to go to school, she was also incredibly considerate and very understanding of the 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!