Teacher Appreciation Nominations Blog M
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: Juanpablo Macias, Bob Miller Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? I love music, and Mr. Macias inspires and helps me do music better than I did before. He has also inspired me to look into jazz and has opened the doors for my artistic experience.
This teacher has the best humor and makes learning out instrument so much fun. He is very supportive in our other music activities and is always will help with that music. Thank you so much Mr. Macias.
Teacher: Janna Mackiewicz, Schofield Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She had been Damagio’s teacher for the last two years. She works in special education and from day one has kept me informed with every and anything going on in the classroom. That’s extremely important when your child has a disability. My son absolutely loves her and will miss her next school year when he transitions to High School. Ms. Mackiewicz is truly a gem at Schofield and a hands-on teacher who takes pride in her job! That is why we would like to nominate her!
Teacher: Jennifer Maggio, Tanaka Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Maggio’s communication to the parents and dedication to her students is phenomenal. She had been wonderful all school year. You can truly tell Ms. Maggio is passionate about her students.
Now the end of the year is near, Sa’Niya has missed many days of school due to having covid in January and being sick many times since then. She felt overwhelmed and behind in class. Ms. Maggio immediately addressed her concerns, was very attentive to her needs, and communicated to me what needed to be worked on. She even reached out to me while she was on spring break! Going above and beyond expectations definitely describes Ms. Maggio!
Teacher: Michael Mahrous, Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He has always been there for me for the past 4 years. He makes me smile and laugh and makes me realize why I love SWCTA and cooking!
Teacher: Jack Mainguy, June and Berry Gunderson Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because he is really funny and he he’s a great teacher to have.
This teacher makes me smile because he is really funny and he he’s a great teacher to have.
Teacher: Miquel Manio, Del Sol Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Manio has supported me and helped me along my college journey. I had him for AP Human Geography my sophomore year being one of the two students in the entire class. He encouraged us and supported us even into quarantine. Quarantine was very challenging to overcome but he always made sure he checked in with us and showed us the opportunities available even during that tough time. As a senior in high school, he was still there for me when I needed recommendation letters or help in any of my classes. He was so proud of me and my accomplishments that he bought a hoodie to rock the college I was admitted to, Columbia University! He is number one supporter at school today and I’m looking forward to crossing that stage at the end of this year all thanks to his support!
Teacher: Megan Marshall, Somerset Academy Stephanie Campus
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because every day i walked into her classroom i knew that she cared about our class and that she i was in a safe place. She is a very funny, kind, caring person. she put a smile on face every time i with her. she made me feel special and always made class fun. Even during Covid-19 she was willing to come see me and i got to visit with her before i moved schools. i am so thankful i had her as a teacher and I am so glad she was there to put a smile on my face and be my 5th grade teacher.
Teacher: Yesica Martine, Civica Charter School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She stays behind to tutor ever student personally on topics that they struggle with and create a unique plan for each student to catch back up in reading and math after so many kids were behind due to covid. You can tell the amount of work she puts in and she doesn’t get paid for it and she does it from the heart.
Teacher: Joelle Massari, Goolsby Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is just so nice and plans fun things all the time. there is never a day that is not fun. She makes it engaging.
This teacher has a wonderful personality, and really adores her students. She is always ready to talk and keep the lines of communication open between herself and the parents. As her class mom, I’ve seen her in action and know she cares about educating our kids.
She makes learning exciting for every student! She is so kind and patient with all the kids. She can always find a positive thing to say about everyone. You will never hear her complain. She goes above and beyond to set up incredible experiences for the kids!!! She is also patient and understanding if someone has an off day (or week) and all is forgiven and moves on. You can tell she truly loves her job and her students, and she does what she does for the kids not for the recognition!!! So grateful my son had her for a teacher this year and will continue to next year as she moves up with her class!!!
Teacher: Corina Mattson, Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile every day. I have grown with this teacher for the past few years of high school. She makes me smile through her jokes, her friendly greeting in the hallway, the way she effectively teaches and the way she cares for each and every one of her students with pure intentions.
Teacher: Juliamarie Mayes, Red Rock Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She’s always greeting students/parents with a smile. Takes the time to let parents know about each one’s child progress, behavior and improvements made. Dedicated to teaching and always bringing activities that captures students’ attention to learn and have fun as well.
Teacher: HeidiMcBride, Elizondo Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is beyond patient and is always looking for opportunities to teach. She always finds fun ways to incorporate learning into daily activities.
She’s very kind. She tries her best despite her coworkers not being the best.
Ms. McBride takes extreme pride and care in her kiddos. She goes above and beyond every day to make their learning experience fun and keeps the kids engaged.
Teacher: Jaison McElroy, West Prep Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile by always keeping me on task and by just encouraging me to be better. Also, he always me laugh every time I see him.
Teacher: Kim McLaughlin, Robert L. Forbuss Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She makes my daughter excited to go to school each day, keeps in great contact with parents through the week, and down to the day when needed. We have had the privilege to have her two years back-to-back as she moved from 3rd to 4th last summer. She motivates my daughter to learn and participate in school clubs and activities, such as GATE, Student Council, and Garden Club. If only more teachers had her passion to teach!!!
Teacher: Abby Medina, Betsy Rhodes Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Medina makes me smile because when I don’t understand something she always makes things make sense. She goes out of her way to make sure we all feel safe and appreciated in her class. Of course, Mrs. Medina is super fun too! She’s always making us laugh even during the hard days.
Teacher: Richard Mercado, Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He’s so helpful and always chewers us up when we’re sad 🙂
The classroom is always a safe and supportive learning environment. Mr Mercado treats the students as people instead of lesser students below a teacher. His teaching style fits all students, and we have options to complete assignments so that we can look at things in more angles than just 1. We are given the time we need to study, wind-down, etc. Mr Mercado has all sorts of humor and jokes that are unmatched by other teachers. I personally think Mr Mercado is a great teacher who is all about student success rather than his own success, he always pushes you to do better, and will never let you fail.
Mr. Merc is very nice and funny. He goes out of his way to help his students, and I appreciate him for that.
Teacher: Johnette Mercer, Edith Garehime Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Mercer (McCallister at the time) was my teacher many years ago, and I still remember having a great time in her classroom. She always fostered a positive learning experience while making subjects fun and engaging. Some of my fondest memories are from being in her classroom. I still have friends from her class, and we often reminisce about the things we learned and the bonds we made while making our way through 5th grade. We still randomly drop in from time to time for a surprise visit, which I think makes a positive impact on her current students to see us “old” people coming back to show our appreciation for all of the things we learned from Mrs. Mercer.
Teacher: Amy Michel-Arce, Vegas Valley High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She always has time for her students, and she is always working to better herself.
Teacher: Alissa Miller, Goolsby Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Miller has taught my eldest son 5 years ago. Now, she is teaching my youngest son. She has never changed by how she cares for each of her student. She makes sure that parents are up to date with what’s happening in school. She even offered ways on what she could do for kids who might be having financial difficulties so every student in her class will have the 2nd Grade packet. She’s simply amazing and we are lucky to have her in our school!
Teacher: Maizie Miller, Sunrise Mountain High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She makes me smile because she always has a smile on her face, no matter how much she is going through. She’ll always be there for you no matter what. She’s genuinely an amazing person.
She is an AMAZING teacher and overall, just genuine human being. She always puts her students first no matter the cost. We’re talking about a teacher that would rather skip her own lunch to help support fundraisers for other clubs. This past year has been extremely difficult for her losing her mom etc. but she’s still been able to push through it all and give those kids the learning experience they deserve. I truly can’t think of anyone else more deserving.
She always had our back and always has the capability to light up a room.
Teacher: Alissa Miller, Goolsby Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is a very kind, hardworking teacher. Mrs. Miller is very patient with kids and cares about her students.
Teacher: Elisa Miller, John Dooley Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because she demonstrates patience and love to her students. My son has made tremendous amounts of improvements and it’s all thanks to her and her team. Being able to help and teach children with autism has it’s challenges but being able to do that on top of reassuring and teaching parents makes her even more of an amazing teacher.
Teacher: Rachel Moander, Gunderson Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She always jokes in class but knows when it’s time to be serious.
Teacher: Maria Montgomery, Dondero Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She has a fun spirit which helps engage the students when presented with many obstacles. Making education fun is howher students thrive in all subjects!
Teacher: Kira Moore, Frias Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Moore goes above and beyond to engage her students in learning all subjects. She incorporates many modalities of learning to ensure that all students are engaged, maintains high academic rigor and high behavior expectations of her students, and makes learning FUN for her third-grade students. My child has made tremendous academic progress this year and absolutely loves school because of the encouragement that she receives from Mrs. Moore.
Teacher: Charles Moser
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He recognizes when something’s wrong. He never fails to make me laugh. He made online school a better time. Hehas the best dad jokes. He always brightens my day.
Teacher: Jessica Mounger, Sister Robert Joseph Bailey Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She makes me smile because she is very kind and teaches me many things.
Teacher: Ashley Mullins, Forbuss Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This is Ashley’s first year teaching and her enthusiasm is amazing! She truly enjoys her work with the kids.
I’ve known Ashley since she was in elementary school and in my Girl Scout troop. She has always been focused, deliberate, and positive about her life and others. I know that she is a great teacher and will always be a driving force in their lives.
She truly cares about her students and puts in tons of extra time and money to make sure they have the best learning experience. She led the yearbook committee in her first year of teaching and has been accepted in a master’s program to continue her training.
Ashley’s love of teach and learning is inspiring! She is devoted to helping her students succeed!
Teacher: Stephanie Murcia, Western High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because she is so funny plus you can always trust in her. Literally my fav teacher omg. AND she understands how we are like she been there like us and gets us so much. plus, her outfit are always so bomb its always giving LMAO.
She’s constantly making sure we’re okay and she makes an effort to interact with her students!!
She just makes me smile.
Teacher: Jamie Murphy, Divich Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She goes above and beyond to make sure that the students learn in a safe and fun setting. Great communication with parents and our son comes home every day talking about how much he loves school. She is truly the best!
Wesley has flourished in her class and to see him looking forward to going to school every day and so excited to tell all about what he’ did that day really makes me smile.
Teacher: Kimberly Murray, Cheyenne High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She has lots of spirit and just is very sweet
She gives me workplace experience I am her student aide, and she congratulates us and isn’t rude and unprofessional like other teachers.
I’ve had her as a librarian my whole life. She was my elementary school librarian and as a kid she made it very easy and fun to learn. She’s experienced and a wonderful teacher. She gets along with everyone, and I will say everyone loves her.
She makes funny jokes and makes everyone smile in the library.
She is nice.
She builds a connection with her students, and she’s always in a good mood with a positive attitude never rude always respectful.
She comes in with a positive attitude every single day.
Because she’s fun to be around with and her class is always interesting.
She always brings positive vibes.
I nominate Mrs. Murray our librarian for Teacher appreciation because she is so kindhearted and cool. Recently I lost my pet to anemia, and it was the most heartbroken I’ve ever been because she was helping me heal my heart after I lost my soul dog Bella from drowning. Mrs. Murray helped me by convincing me to get another dog because I still had so much love to give to her and she passed away young at 7 months. I have not moved on from Nalas death because you can never get over your dog’s death just like that, it remains with you and right now I have a rottweiler named Simba dedicated to his sister who passed away young. Simba has been helping not only me but my siblings and family. Thank you, Mrs. Murray! This one is for you!
Because she very understanding with students an is always will to help an hasn’t had problems with other students around school she helps keeps the school clean an host events after school.
Kimberly is such so beautiful person inside & out and she love the Kids! CCSD & Cheyenne high school should be proud to have her.
A joyful spirit that encourages youth.
Have you seen her! She has a beautiful warmth the radiates from the inside out. She is passionate about the kids she teaches. They are blessed to have her. She wants to make a HUGE impact on their lives. Working with students is a challenge in itself. But, to find a jewel like her is a gift.
Her smile and personality are approachable and that means a lot.
Her energy and kindness.
Ms. Murray makes me smile because she has always had a way of engaging learning and bringing learning to life, with silly fun songs and wacky hat Wednesdays! She also has a contagious smile that makes you smile back!
Because I have known her for years and she has a genuine beautiful spirit as a genuine beautiful person.
Her dedication to the children is nonstop. Plus, she does his job always with a smile.
Ms. Murray goes above and beyond for the students and staff. She makes sure everyone is included in everything and helps bring awareness throughout the school. Ms. Murray coordinates spirit weeks and make it fun for everyone. She has a heart of gold, and we are lucky to have her.
She is passionate and caring.
She has a very nice personality and always wears her funny hats.
SHE WEARS A GREAT SMILE EVERYDAY AND WACKY CLOTHES THAT MAKE US SMILE ON WEDNESDAYS.
Her motivation and will to find ways of getting the kids exciting
about learning and coming to her class to learn.
Ms. Murray’s dedication to assisting students and staff members.
I have known Kimberly for over 10 years and have watched her grow in her passion and dedication for her students and the work that she does making sure no one goes unnoticed.
This teacher is an overall positive influence at this school. She makes the library run properly and is super supportive and good spirited!
The librarian is one of the nicest and most helpful persons I ever met, she is an inspiration and with the prize money I hope she can make the school library a better place.
Ms. Murray will always find a way to make jokes and will always ask you about your day.
She makes me smile by brightening up my day by being the highlight in it when I come to class. She makes it difficult not to have a good day.
I love that she sees everything and every glass full with potential she always have a smile for you even when she’s not at her best she gives her best and that’s what makes everyone feel the comfort that she brings.
She is so nice and wears funny hats.
She’s one of the most uplifting people I’ve ever met, she’s a hard-working person who cares about their students.
Teacher: Meghan Murry, Gunderson Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is such an understanding and kind teacher. She actually understands the students and is super funny and chill. Then again, she can also give us challenging and fun work too. She really is my fav teacher though.
Teacher: Londy Madrigal, West Prep Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? because she is funny
Londy is extremely dedicated to her students. She goes above and beyond to be there for them. She constantly buys stuff for her students with her own money and is constantly working during her days off to plan ahead and to find way to keep kids engaged and make learning fun for them. She is extremely patient and nice and goes the extra miles always.
Ms. Madrigal goes above and beyond for her students & school. Her kind and big heart does not go unnoticed and the way her students treat her with the utmost respect is just a reflection on how great of a teacher and educator she is. She lights up any room she enters & is always a delight to be around. Definitely deserves this award for being an outstanding role model for the upcoming generation.
Ms. Madrigal goes above and beyond to create a fun learning environment. This school has a lot of underserved youth, and she is able to put a smile on these kids. She has created a bond with her students, in which they feel comfortable opening up to her. She is there whenever they need someone to talk to, and that is what these kids need. For someone to hear them out.
Ms. Madrigal is always filled with such joy and positivity. Always ensures to listen and that alone makes me smile.
Ms. Madrigal is driven by integrity, hard work, intelligence, hope and most importantly of all, an unending stream of love to all of her students that is reciprocated and only propels said students to ignite their imagination and instill a love
Ms. Madrial is such an amazing inspiration, and I am glad that someone like her is helping mold our future.
My teacher makes me smile because she is so nice and respectful to me. She teaches me stuff that I need to be taught and is the best teacher.
She always comes to work ready to teacher her students and puts their success over even her own. She’s a very dedicated teacher and only wants what’s best for her students. I’ve seen her effort in creating lesson plans and fun learning activities to ensure her students are grasping concepts and continuing their practice to make positive learning habits. Her positive attitude shines through in her work quality and effort provide a safe and comfortable learning environment even for students that don’t always appreciate her.
She encourages self-affirmations.
She is a good teacher, and she is very kind to me, she explains to me in works that I do not understand well, and she does everything possible for us to learn, and what makes me smile is that she is very funny and gives us snacks…
She is a very nice teacher and I have learned a lot being in her class.
Showed me a new book I consider now my favorite (the outsiders)
Best way to start the day.
The reason on why Ms. Madrigal makes me smile is because she is fun and chill to hang out with. She finds good ways to make learning more fun and educational. She always makes sure that we are doing are best in trying to better ourselves and hopes that we succeed our goals.
This teacher makes me smile because she always tries to make things fun and is very kind. 🙂
This teacher makes me smile because she shows up every day ready to be the best version of herself for her kids. She always goes above & beyond so that they may get the best education.
She always has a different and fun way to learn.
She always thinking of new creative ways to teach her kids. She always has a smile on her face no matter her day. She creates a judge free safe zone for the students.
She makes me smile because even though most of us are having a bad day she still puts a smile on our face and what’s the best for us she knows how to explain everything good and even if you don’t understand she’ll stop and explain more until you actually understand.
She’s fun and honestly the best teacher I’ve had. She actually teaches me things and is really helpful. She’s nice and really fun.
Teacher: Beatrice Magana, Lucille Bruner Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Truly cares about her students, manage to go out of her way to keep the kids happy and enthusiastic. You are loved by your students every day. Thank you and we appreciate you.
Teacher: Allison Maqueda, Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? My teacher makes me smile by being funny, cool and laid back. He also helps me improve my grades. 🙂
Teacher: Londy Marigal, West Prep Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Madrigal makes me smile because she’s energetic, she says good morning every morning, she’s a very sweet person and tries to make class as fun as possible. She tries to be fun and set rules at the same time, and she makes the students feel safe.
Teacher: Valerie Maris, Wengert EM
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Val has been my biggest inspiration to become a teacher myself. She is constantly taking care of her children’s education and their social and emotional well-being as well. She fights for equality in her school, volunteers on every committee, does her students hair when it’s needed and will literally do anything for the kids. She is the epitome of a wonderful teacher and deserves every award.
Teacher: Robyn Markowicz, Frank J. Lamping
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Markowicz is one of the most patient teachers. She is so fun and understanding. We first had Ms. Markowicz in 2020 – 2021 school year. It was all new, chaotic, and confusing but Ms. Markowicz made it seem so easy. Not only is she super patient with the kids she also is with the parents. I don’t recall how many messages I sent her that first year, but they were a lot and almost hourly. She got back to me on everyone and keep me updated all the time. She really is the best. My daughters both have ADHD and after our first year with Ms. Markowicz we knew we needed to request her as our teacher for our second daughter. Ms. Markowicz is truly amazing. Both my daughter can be a handful, but she finds a way to get them back on task and completing class lessons. She is always encouraging and knows how to boost my girl’s confidence. Ms. Markowicz is always on top of her class and is quick to recognize if the children need any extra help or attention. We love Ms. Markowicz and enjoy every minute of her in our children’s life. We could not have been any more luckier.
Teacher: Nycole Marsh, Douglas High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Markowicz is one of the most patient teachers. She is so fun and understanding. We first had Ms. Markowicz in 2020 – 2021 school year. It was all new, chaotic, and confusing but Ms. Markowicz made it seem so easy. Not only is she super patient with the kids she also is with the parents. I don’t recall how many messages I sent her that first year, but they were a lot and almost hourly. She got back to me on everyone and keep me updated all the time. She really is the best. My daughters both have ADHD and after our first year with Ms. Markowicz we knew we needed to request her as our teacher for our second daughter. Ms. Markowicz is truly amazing. Both my daughter can be a handful, but she finds a way to get them back on task and completing class lessons. She is always encouraging and knows how to boost my girl’s confidence. Ms. Markowicz is always on top of her class and is quick to recognize if the children need any extra help or attention. We love Ms. Markowicz and enjoy every minute of her in our children’s life. We could not have been any luckier.
Teacher: Omar Martinez, Silverado High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? To begin with, he makes me smile by how he makes little jokes there and then during a lecture or talking to us in general. He makes me feel safe and looking forward every day to go to his class. During our first volunteering over the spring break, I’m glad that he made sure that I had fun as well instead of being the given role, a security, during the festival. What makes me smile even more is that he also wanted me to be me, not as someone else. And so, this is why he makes me smile… I appreciate him as being myteacher.
Teacher: Dominque Mason, Red Rock Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She’s absolutely wonderful! Mrs. Mason is my son’s kindergarten teacher; she has really set the tone for his first year of school and he absolutely loves her class. She’s so nice and helpful and I couldn’t appreciate her more.
Teacher: Stephanie Mcadams, Grant Sawyer
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because she is amazing, I get to learn in a fun environment, have fun, and work hard.
Teacher: Katelyn McClain, Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. McClain is always smiling and working hard for the kids. She puts them first always.
Teacher: Carole McSimov, Frank J. Lamping Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. McSimov is truly one of the best. She has been teaching for over 30 years and still continue to challenge our kids in the most creative ways. She is always coming up with different projects and fun activities to get the class lessons across. My kid loves going to school because of Mrs. McSimov and always has some fun story to tell me about class. My kid was struggling big time with all her subjects and making friends in class. Mrs. McSimov took the time after her long days of class to help teach those who needed the extra time in a more smaller group setting. My daughter is now having the best time at school. Her grades have gone from D’s and F’s to straight B’s. And she has friends now and her confidence is so high these days. Mrs. McSimov makes it so easy for us parents too. She is constantly updating us on what’s going on in class and even giving us a heads up on anything that’s coming up as well. If i ever have any questions Mrs. McSimov makes it so easy to reach out to her and she always gets back to me within the hour. I honestly don’t know how she does it or where she finds the time. She is truly amazing.
Teacher: Vickie Mellos, Del Webb Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Mellos is an extraordinary teacher! She greets you with a warm smile everyday outside her classroom door and takes pleasure in your presence and well-being. She continues to express how much she loves teaching ELA, and how much she enjoys the topics we cover. – This is a very special quality to have. My ELA class is so captivating that I would attend each class of mine three times over just to spend more time in English! Ms. Mellos likes to reach out and check in on her students, showing that she really cares. The communication between her and her students (such as myself) is impeccable and very appreciated. I especially love how she gets excited about introducing a new book to our class and uncovering all the history behind it. For all these reasons and more, a smile has been brought to my face. Ms. Mellos goes above and beyond every single day and should be recognized for her endless dedication to teaching.
Teacher: Carly Mendiola, Spanish Springs High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is the most welcoming and helpful teacher I have ever had. She works so so so hard, but always keeps class fun. SHE SHOULD WINNN.
Teacher: Athena Mertes, Thurman White Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Mertes has been a huge blessing to my child, starting at the beginning of last school year when Molly was in 6th grade at a new school and learning online. She did not know anyone. Mrs. Mertes took the time to get to know her and build a positive relationship. Mrs. Mertes is the reason she got up every day and logged into class. This year, Mrs. Mertes continues to support my daughter’s passion for singing and goes above and beyond for her students. She is always smiling, positive, and kind.
Teacher: Lacy Mickleson, Cimarron Memorial High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She goes above and beyond as a self-contained teacher. I’m her aide and she’s inspired me to go back to school because I want to inspire our kids the way she does!
Teacher: Theresa Ann Miller, Goolsby Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She does her best with the students with helping them & reaching out. She is not hesitant to assist the families as well. She is a loving teacher & is amazing.
Teacher: Neally Miller, Kenneth Divich Elementry
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? I came across this on social media today and even though this person hasn’t been my teacher in 6 years – she still makes me smile. She puts her best effort into her students each and every day. She makes school fun and encourages her students to work hard. I never realized how hard she works until we went to distance learning. I got to see how much effort it takes to be a teacher. Not only is my nominee a great teacher – she’s also my mom. She’s one of the best educators I’ve ever had, and I am sure that many of her students feel the same.
Teacher: Kimberley Monserat, Jack Dailey Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She’s funny. she’s also a kind & a caring teacher that tries her best at teaching kids.
When I first met Ms. Monserat on the first day when school started, I thought she was a nice kind & a caring teacher when my son started going to Jack Dailey & I wouldn’t ask for a better teacher then one like her. she does her best to teach our kids what they need to learn!
Teacher: Lisa Montoya, Lucille Bruner Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Montoya is very committed to teaching. Always putting in an Extra Effort to give the students the best Education possible.
Thanks So Much.
Teacher: Teanna Moore, Civic Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Moore brings our children great joy in the classroom. Our children are thriving since she has joined the staff at civic academy. We appreciate you Ms. Moore.
Because she’s the coolest.
She goes above and beyond to create the best learning environment for her class.
This teacher wears a winning smile every time. Smiling is contagious and and her smiles are more than words can express. Her heart shows through the way she helps others with a smile, graciously.
Not Only this teacher makes my kid smile but as a parent she makes me smile by really caring for the kids and showing up to teach every single day.
Teacher: Jennifer Morley, Somerset Academy Sky Pointe
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? During all my classes none of my teachers tell us what is happening during the school days, and she does. Sometimes the students come in and don’t know that we have 4/25 off because no one tells us, but she has it on the board and she even reminds us every day. She lets us interact with each other and doesn’t put much work on us. It’s a really easy and fun class to take and she is very friendly and nice.
Teacher: Lisa Morris, Wengert Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Her heart is so big. She adores her students and goes out of her way to ensure they understand their lessons so they can get the most out of it.
She is the most hard-working teacher, and she really cares for her students.
Ms. Morris is a very caring and loving teacher. She works hard to make learning fun for the kids and always makes sure all the kids are on the same page and understand what has been taught before moving on to a different topic/subject even if it takes a little more explanation, she always has a smile on her face no matter what day of the week it is! She is an all-around amazing teacher and very deserving!
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!