Teacher Appreciation Nominations Blog Q – R
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: Hunny Quintana, Fay Heron Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Hunny always goes above and beyond for her class! She is truly appreciated!
Mrs. Hunny is a great teacher, and the children love her.
Ms. Hunny really goes above and beyond for all her students making sure they all get the best education possible.
She has taught both my nieces and I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher during those critical years, Murcia family.
Teacher: Juan Quiroz, Roy Martin Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He made me smile because he would always help me when i needed it, he would tell me I’m doing a good job when i was doing my work even though i mostly slept in his class because it was in the morning, he would always wake me up to get my work done. He was just a good teacher not just to me but to all his students he was really nice he would only yell if we did something bad and yea that’s mostly everything, he was just a great teacher.
Teacher: Jennifer Rachiell, Lynch Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She had fun games to help me learn and she made me a better student for my future teachers.
Teacher: Jill Raw, James Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She just does make me smile.
She’s very sweet, kind, and fair even when kids push her to the brink of madness she still tries her hardest to be kind.
Teacher: Christopher Rawlins, West Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr.Rawlins is always caring and coaching our speech and debate team. He takes so much time for us and is our biggest supporter. Our team has flourished because of him. Thank you Mr.Rawlins!
Teacher: Justin Red, Foothill High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr.Red makes me smile because when one of his students is upset or isn’t acting there normal self he always checks in on us and makes sure everything is going good and helps in any way he can and is always supportive and encourages us to do our best in everything.
Teacher: Mitchell Reed, Arbor View High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Not only does Mr. Reed do his best every day in helping and prioritizing his students and their learning, but he makes us all laugh. I feel 100% comfortable in his classroom as he makes constant Dad jokes and shares memorable stories. He is a great teacher who always goes above and beyond to help his students including staying after school and making the time for each individual student. Although he has his own family and newborn, that never stops him from showing up to class with a great attitude that spreads to all of us. He makes the entire class smile every day, I have learned so much, and my school is a better place with him in it.
His funny dad jokes and weird conversation.
Always says good morning even if you come in late and always tells funny jokes/stories mixed in with his lessons.
He makes me smile because he actually makes us enjoy learning and he teaches really, really well ive been able to learn more this year than my whole life.
He makes class fun but he also makes us learn all the important stuff we need to know.
He makes me smile because he genuinely seems interested in my success and building a personalized relationship with me and my peers.
He makes me smile because he makes the class fun with jokes and activities.
He makes me smile because he tells funny jokes and cares about the kids.
He makes me smile because he is funny.
He makes me smile because he tells Dad jokes.
Every day he tells really weird and random jokes at the beginning of class before we begin our lesson and likes to tell dad jokes.
Every day this teacher comes in and makes the weirdest jokes. Some of them make you question his sanity, but for the most part they bring a smile to my face. When assigning work, he only does what’s fair and he tries to help us when he can. He always has a smile on his face and tries to cheer us up. He’s gone sometimes, but only because of emergencies with his family at home. He’s a very genuine teacher, and you can tell he enjoys what he does for a living.
He makes me smile because he is fun and laid back.
He always go the extra mile for me and my classmates no matter what we do to annoy him and he never gives up on us and tells us to never give up no matter what happens.
He always greets everyone with a smile and his classroom is always fun.
He always has a positive mindset in and outside of the classroom. He always makes dad jokes and has a fun way of teaching.
He always makes dad jokes that sometimes are funny and sometimes just stupid jokes that make me laugh.
He always makes funny dad jokes, as well as always helps us engage in the activity in class always puts in effort to make class fun and helps us learn.
He always makes the lessons very engaging and interesting.
He cares about his students personally, not just academically.
He does cool dad jokes its funny.
He has a lot of good stories and jokes.
He has great comedic delivery.
He has stupid dad jokes, is very kind of about deadlines and creates a good learning environment.
He is a cool teacher and an amazing role model.
He is always happy, cheerful and positive!
He is always in a positive mood.
He is awkward in the most endearing way. Constantly telling bad dad jokes, but also being able to see eye to eye with his students.
He is better than the other teachers cause he no mean.
He is cool, says lots of jokes, and helps like a teacher should.
He is funny and makes funny jokes.
He is one of the most engaging teachers i’ve had. He is always making sure each student gets the opportunities they need to help them with whatever situations they’re in/going through. He is always making these really dumb dad jokes, and even though they’re dumb they always make the class smile.
He is very funny and always has a very funny opinion.
He is very funny and teaches great. He has taught me a lot and in inspirational.
He likes to make dad jokes which are always really funny, and you can tell he cares about his students. He tries to have a professional relationship with everyone and the effort that takes is what makes me smile.
He makes dad joke and check in his students daily. He gives everyone of his students the same attention and is very respectful ti everyone. He offered as much help as needed.
He makes dad jokes that make me laugh.
He makes funny dad jokes.
He makes funny dad jokes, and he is very helpful with assignments that are confusing.
He makes jokes.
He makes me feel comfortable unlike other male teachers and he is funny.
He makes me laugh during class. And is a good teacher.
He makes me smile because he is really funny and puts in the effort to make me enjoy his class. He also puts effort into grading and giving feedback on assignments.
He makes me smile because he makes the best dad jokes at the best times and always makes me laugh. He knows how to make teaching fun and enjoyable and I never feel like I get stuck because of his teaching style.
He makes me smile because his jokes are bad.
He makes me smile by making funny dad joke a lot and being a teacher students feel comfortable talking to. he lets you talk to him while also being funny and making jokes. never a bad day in his class.
He makes me smile by telling the class, dad jokes.
He makes me smile with his corny dad jokes that really kick start the day.
He makes very corny jokes during some of our lessons to keep us invested.
He tells dad jokes, keeps everything honest, and gives every student one-on-onetime.
He tells fun stories and jokes to keep the class engaged along with developing relationships with students.
He tries to make teaching fun and make kids smile with jokes and humor. He strives to do his best and stopping to check on a student if they need help. He puts effort in making sure his students succeed and learn helpful materials for their lives ahead. Mr.Reed is an amazing teacher!
He’s able to make us laugh with adding funny jokes to make notes fun and not so boring. In Classes everyday were able to have indecent work to help with our freedom and at the same time is able to teacher in detail to help with the class.
He’s good at relating to his students and he does a good job of talking to us and not at us and it makes me feel more included. He also tells bad jokes.
He’s a great teacher who always checks in with the students. He managers to make English fun while thoroughly teaching the material.
Hes funny. He helps me understand what i’m doing in English and hes one of the reasons i love English. He makes English enjoyable and tells stupid story’s that are funny.
His cheesy dad jokes always cheer us up when we are bored of doing work.
His dad jokes give me a little giggle.
His dad jokes which are so terrible i somehow laugh at them all the time cause their so bad I love it.
His teaching method are very effective and he’s very funny and outgoing! The enviornment he’s created is also very welcoming.
I’ve had Mr. Reed since sophomore year and i am now currently a junior about four weeks from summer break. Mr. Reed since the day I have had him has been one of the greatest teachers i’ve ever had. Not only does he teach english and writing very well, but he also loves to build bonds with his students rather than just being a teacher. Mr. Reed likes to go up to each person individually and make sure everyones ok, ask how they are doing, and see if they need help. Mr. Reed also always makes himself available to everyone, treating everyone equally as a teacher and a friend to his students.
Makes bad jokes and good stories.
Mr. reed makes notes fun by making random jokes or having funny conversations with you or the class. He randomly will tell terrible dad jokes that are so bad there funny.
Mr. Reed always had a great bond with his students and makes us feel like his own kids. He makes jokes and makes us smile and laugh all day!
Mr. Reed always makes my day better and makes me smile whenever I come tohis class. Not only is he a great teacher who accommodates extremely well to all of his students and connects personally with us, but he is also very witty, funny, and very kind to everyone. He has our best interests at heart and focuses on helping us succeed in all of our educational efforts. Mr. Reed always makes class very enjoyable and a fun environment by constantly being in a positive mood. He will always slip in funny jokes and comments into his lessons that never fail to make us laugh and smile. He truly cares about all his students and is a fantastic teacher.
Mr. Reed is a fun teacher and also really helps improve our education. I have never had a teacher as fun as Mr. Reed who can still teach the class to the best of his abilities. He improved my grammar and writing while also having fun activities in class.
Mr. Reed is a very good teacher. He always has a smile on his face and always keeps calm when something happens in his class. One thing Mr. Reed did to puta smile was when he called my father to let him know how proud he was of me. I was having a hard time in English and just that small act of kindness really helped me. Mr. Reed always makes sure that the kids in his class have something to do. Always saying good morning to us when we walk in to letting us know that he’s there for us if we ever need to talk. He deserves this reward just as much as any other awesome teacher. I really appreciate Mr. Reed. I enjoy having him as a teacher. Mr. Reed has always gone above and beyond, and that makes him a really fantastic teacher.
Mr. Reed is always trying to lighten the mood by making jokes.
Mr. Reed is an excellent teacher that never yells or raises his voice. He is able to consistently keep the class entertaining through his natural charisma and charming stories and dad jokes. He is a wonderful teacher who deserves the recognition more than anyone.
Mr. Reed is an exceptional English teacher who is truly dedicated to the success of his students. His passion for writing is infectious, and he has a unique ability to engage the entire class in meaningful discussions. He is always available to assist his students, whether it ́s during class, after school, or via email. Another thing I admire about Mr Reed is his ability to be patient and kind at all times, he takes the time to genuinely listen to his students’ ideas and concerns without casting judgement. He promotes self-growth by providing thoughtful feedback that helps us grow as both writers and critical thinkers. To sum it up, Mr Reed ́s positive attitude makes his class a joy to attend and me along with his other students are fortunate to have such a dedicated and inspiring teacher.
Mr. Reed is by far the best teacher I’ve had in my high school experience.
Mr. Reed is my ACT Prep teacher. He always teaches me not only how to bring out my character, but also how to restrain from using it in situations. Mr. Reed allows me to be myself as well as letting me enjoy coming to school. Mr. Reed is one of my favorite teachers that I have ever had.
Mr. Reed is my English 10 H teacher and he always want to see his students smile. He loves telling us about his day and about the silly dad jokes. I love coming to his class because of the friends i have made and the amount of appreciation he has for his students. He deserves this award because he is really trying to get the appreciation for his writer’s club for the students.
Mr. Reed is the type of person that was definitely made to be a teacher. He actively tries to make the classroom a fun environment from the Dad Jokes he tells us to the connections he makes with us. Every time I enter the classroom, I feel that he actually cares that we learn and are having a good day.
Mr. Reed makes his students smile by making learning fun. Not only does he make us smile but he also teaches the important of education and pushes us to be better each day. He shares jokes to start of the day and then we roll right into learning.
Mr. Reed makes me laugh with all of the dad jokes that he says in class.
Mr. Reed makes me smile because he brings humor into his teaching.
Mr. Reed makes me smile because he cares about our mentality.
Mr. Reed makes me smile because he creates a very welcoming and friendly environment where I feel encouraged to ask questions and participate. He meets with everyone individually and helps us with our unique problems to improve each of us.
Mr. Reed makes me smile because he genuinely cares about how I do in his class, and he always works hard to make sure I understand what I am doing and am doing it the best I can.
Mr. Reed makes me smile because he tells the funniest jokes and makes the classroom an environment where you actually are excited to wake up and come to every morning.
Mr. Reed makes me smile because of his nice and greeting personality everyday. From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a good morning and a smile, his comedic delivery is also great and never fails to make me laugh.
Mr. Reed makes me smile by always having the ability to care for his students need. He always has a very bright attitude and never fails to help his students.
Mr. Reed makes me smile everyday due to his hospitality and his ability to care for each and every one of his students along with his amazing joke and storytelling.
Mr. Reed makes me smile with his unpredictable and entertaining sense of humor. He makes a lot of witty jokes, many of which on the spot, that keeps the class lighthearted and engaging. He occasionally does dad jokes during instruction to keep people’s attention and they are often very funny. He is willing to have conversations with students about anything in particular, and always has something funny to say. He is also a very supporting educator who offers additional help on the subject material as often as he possibly can, so that nobody falls behind. Overall, he is a great teacher.
Mr. Reed makes meinself smile with deir smile lol.
Mr. Reed makes sure all of his students are doing well in class. He also gave us free seating and I enjoy sitting with my friends and I’m glad Mr. Reed is able to trust us.
Mr. Reed sets a perfect environment to help me learn. He also is really good at keeping us engaged through notes by connection with us or telling jokes. He has the best dad jokes.
Mr. Reed, as a father, is a comedic genius. He randomly throws in horrible or surprisingly out of pocket dad jokes during the middle of expert instruction, helping to lighten the mood and keep us engaged. Despite his comic nature, Mr. Reed takes his job very seriously, and the success I have found in his class is definitely something to smile about.
Mr. Reed is a very approachable teacher. When I don’t have a great understanding of a topic we are talking about in class, he makes sure that I can fully grasp the concept and don’t stress myself out. This year has been very stressful for me and I’ve had plenty of breakdown in his class. He supports not only myself but my classmates as well when we are feeling emotional.
Mr. Reed makes me smile because his jokes are so corny that you have to laugh at them. His chuckle after wards makes it ten times funnier.
My teacher makes me smile because they prepare me for my future. It makes me feel happy that I know I will succeed thanks to their guidance and instruction.
This teacher is someone who not only motivates but understands the circumstances of their students. Mr Reed always aims to achieve the best in students and always gives great feedback.
This teacher is very funny and always cracks jokes to brighten everybody’s day. He teaches in a way that is easy and fair to follow. He’s probably the best teacher at arbor-view.
This teacher makes me smile because she is one of my favorite teachers and she always helps me out!
This teacher makes me smile with his bad and out-of-context humor. He comes around and checks up on us and answers our questions to the best of his abilities and makes jokes in between. Even bad dad jokes that no one’s laugh at.
This teacher makes me smile with his jokes every morning.
He let me sit by my friends.
He is absolutely hilarious, and it help me actually enjoy his class and want to bein it.
He is very funny and gives us breaks once we are finished with work to talk to us and tell stories. He is a good teacher that prioritizes his students and making sure they succeed. He wants to make sure that the future youth have the ability to be better than they were when they walked in.
He makes us feel like we are important and that we are actually adults. He also has a great sense of humor which is always good for a teacher to have, and he actually teaches really well unlike my previous English teachers.
Mr Reed is able to get on a personal level with each of his students. His usage of multiple tactics to relate to all of his students shows that he truly cares. His cheesy dad jokes that make everyone laugh. Each of his students feel a sense of bondage regarding Mr Reed.
Mr. Reed always lightens the mood of the class by saying dad jokes. His class is very informative, and he creates a comfortable environment for everyone.
Mr. Reed is always able to make the class more fun by creating group activities that allow us to have fun and practice fundamental grammar and writing skills.
He is super helpful and understanding.
Teacher: Stephanie Reinwald, Sig Rogich Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is an amazing leader, and she takes pride in making all her students smile. She has deep connections with all her students and tries her best to make school a safe and happy environment for them.
Teacher: Rejane Remedios, Manual Cortez, Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? I could easily say that she was loved by her students not only her classroom students but the student in her school that knows her.
Teacher: Maria Renteria, C.W. Woodbury Jr. High
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is an intelligent teacher.
Teacher: Rhonda Reti, Cortez Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher is truly amazing! She is truly invested to make sure all of her students are treated fairly and that they have a safe and fun learning environment. She always keeps me up to date in my son’s progress and I knowhow hard it is for a teacher. She truly deserves the recognition.
Teacher: Alisson Reyes, Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is always checking up on me and seeing if I’m okay. Always asks if everything is okay at home and just wants me to succeed.
Teacher: Bridget Rice, Ernest May Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She made me smile by always being there and helping me when I needed help.
Teacher: Maureen Rigali, UPCS
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher always Carrie’s this most infectious smile! She loves to laugh and be positive even in the most unexpected situations. She deserves to be noticed for her compassion in the community.
Teacher: Sharon Ring, Las Vegas High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Ring is a teacher that is always going beyond her duties to help others. When you have a problem Mrs. Ring is the person to go seek advice for any questions that you might need help in. She inspires teachers and students. She gives her time to her students and other students to tutor after school. You can always fine her at work bright and early and going home late. Mrs. Ring is a person that you can count on. I’m nominating Mrs. Ring for Teacher Appreciation.
Teacher: David Rivera, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Everyday Mr. Rivera makes me smile. From parking next to his truck in the morning, to waving bye to him at the end of the day. Mr. Rivera is always so open and kind to everyone. I’m not in any mariachi class, however he treats me no differently than his students in the best way. Even when I’m not having a good day, I know when I go to the mariachi room for lunch that he is going to make me laugh. Talking to Mr. Rivera is so easy because he’s so understanding and always knows what’s best to say. I am more than happy to say that Mr. Rivera, although not a teacher I’ve had, is so influential to me.
Has been my teacher for 4 years and being in his class always makes my day.
He always supports us with our music and is always available and gives support even if our problems are something that bothers us in our private life.
He constantly cracks up jokes in the class setting and gets me motivated to practice harder. He is the most caring teacher I’ve ever had and never fails to reassure us that we have a purpose in our mariachi group. He is very funny and makes me want to go to school every day.
He teaches in a way that makes it easy to understand and follow. He includes us all while making us smile. His jokes are great and always land.
His sense of humor amongst everyone in the class.
Mr Rivera has had the greatest impact on my life, he has gone through many hardships but has never left our side. He tries every day to make us better students and better people and he does it while making us laugh and smile with his unique and amazing personality. He is the most talented person I know, and he believes in us and has all faith in us.
Mr. Rivera is always being super nonchalant and is always cracking jokes during class. He never takes anything too serious and protects his kids more than you’d think. More than that though, he is an amazing teacher; Teaching us not only to play better, but to be better people. Ever since I first met him about 5-6 years ago, he’s always been one of my favorite teachers. Go rivers!
Mr. Rivera not only makes all his students’ good musicians, but also great people. Students in the LVA Mariachi program do not have to worry about having zero support because even if they do not have it at home, they will have it at school from Mr. Rivera. He has been the mariachi teacher at LVA for several years and puts an immense amount of effort. He has the only all-female mariachi group in the Clark County School District. This goes to show that he wants to break barriers and broaden the mariachi world here in Las Vegas. Mr. Rivera has always been there for me, especially after losing my middle school mariachi teacher, Mr. Avila, which was his best friend. Although Mr. Rivera was hurting, he was still there for me. Without Mr. Rivera, the LVA Mariachi program would be nowhere. He helps us students get closer to our roots and culture every day; I am extremely grateful that he makes several students and I smile every day!
My teacher Mr. Riverais someone who you can always count on, he is always there for his students. Knowing his love for music really shows when he is teaching us, it really makes us look up to him. He really is a teacher you can appreciate and always tries his best to make us laugh.
One of the best musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing perform. A great soul with a genuine passion for music and seeing his student succeed.
Rivera is definitely one of a kind. He makes sure all of us have what we need and if not he will offer to get it for us. Our department at school doesn’t get enough money for supplies such as strings, instruments, tuners, and straps so Rivera will buy them with his money. He is a teacher anyone can go to for a vent or just to talk to. He is always there for us when we need him.
Rivera is probably one of the coolest teachers I know. He’s truly an amazing person for teaching and creating an amazing group of Mariachi students mainly by himself for 10 years. He himself has created the best high school Mariachi group in the CCSD department with little to no competition. Rivera is always in a happy mood despise any problem he’s going through because being there for his kids is something he would never fail to do 🙂
This teacher is always there for his students. He was there for those who has to go through a lost and for me especially just seeing him smile makes my day better.
Mr David Rivera understands his students like no other teacher Ive met. He always puts a smile on all of our faces with all the jokes he cracks and stories he tells us. He is a very passionate instructor who never fails to make sure his students are mentally and physically okay.
Teacher: Terri Rivera, Deskin Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Why does she make me smile how can I begin? I am a first-time mother and I can honestly say I must have won the jackpot with her. From the constant communication to the frequency on updates on my child’s education. I was worried as a first-time mother and from day one when I meet her I was pleased with everything she has done. She has respect for her class, patience, and helps them like she would her own. I wouldn’t change a thing. I hope I can have her in 2nd grade as well where she also helps.
Teacher: Stacey Roberts, Somerset Sky Pointe
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Whenever I come in the room, she always smiles at me. At the end of the day, she gives me a hug then I smile, and she smiles and she makes me happy. I love Mrs. Roberts. Whenever I get something wrong, she tries to help me with it. When I get something right, she always tells me good job.
Teacher: Amy Rodriguez, Monaco Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is really nice and always helps us find books, help us and use the computers.
Teacher: Thomas Roelf, Merv Iverson Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Roelf makes school fun for his students and is very helpful and understanding. He always makes his students smile and has fun learning games for them, to which makes them look forward in coming to school every day.
Teacher: Etiel Zarco Rojas, Western High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He does everything a good job. he makes good examples so i cannot get confusion although i get confusion at some point but still he does explain the questions right. he’s a funny teacher, he gets along with the students very well.
Teacher: Arasele Roman, Hollingsworth Steam Academy Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She made me smile because she thought me how to speak English.
Teacher: Janna Rosales, West Preparatory Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? I smile when she is happy, and she is a fun teacher.
My teacher makes me laugh and help me with my work and help me with my issues.
Our teacher is the best teacher I know she is very kind and very nice she cares about us a lot she do know everything about everything we know she is very with us she’s there with everything we left.
Teacher: Thomasina Rose, Las Vegas High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is understanding and isn’t rude like some teachers I had she helps you with problems and helps you make you understand what you’re doing.
Teacher: Andrea Rose, Liberty High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Rose genuinely cares about her students. She not only teaches all 8 periods a day, but she also tutors after school, is the advisor to the Jewish Student Union and the Hope Squad and teaches home-bound students after school. She tells us she loves us every day before we leave for the day, and I know that she really means it. She even is willing to start a Latino cultural club for students who want it, even though she isn’t Latino, but just to support her students. She is the best!
She always helps me. She always has my back. Every time we talk, we always have a ball. I get to be with her every week- 2 days a week and I love those days. She just helps me learn to read.
Teacher: Thomasina Rose, Las Vegas High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She has always been very kind to me and all her students, an amazing director, and a wonderful person! Mrs. Rose was the director in 2 plays I have been in, Clue and Once Upon a Mattress, and has put in so much effort to help us put on an amazing show and have fun while doing it. The other kids in Theatre and I, as well as lots of her other students agree that Mrs. Rose is an amazing teacher that makes all of us smile!!!
Teacher: Christopher Roser, West Career & Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher has helped me flourish in a subject with which I have always struggled. I have developed confidence in math through my calculus class taught by Mr. Roser and this confidence has spread to the rest of my classes. His teaching style is effective, and I am never drowning in homework. I really appreciate Mr. Roser’s dedication and helpfulness in class. The skills I have acquired in calculus will stick with me for the rest of my life.
Teacher: Carlos Rosero, Western High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He cares about his students and recognize his student’s hard work by giving them awards. He also takes the time to listen to their problems and advise them on solutions.
Teacher: Lea Rowe, Doris Reed Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Rowe is a kindergarten teacher specialist who genuinely cares about each and every student she comes in contact with. She works hard to make the students feel special by putting together school wide incentive programs. Our administration has been putting her through the hell and she still continues to show up every day with a smile.
Teacher: Robyn Rowland, KD Knudson Academy of the Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
She helps up reach our goals and doesn’t let us quit. She makes sure we do our best and actually make me love to read.
She is funny and she makes learning English fun.
Ms. Rowland is kind and funny. She helps me understand my work and makes me feel welcome in her classroom. She lets us have lunch in her class.
Ms. Rowland makes me happy because I like her class and the way she teaches, she also sat me next to my soon to be best friend during the beginning of the year and now we are best friends.
Ms. Rowland makes me smile because she is nice and kind and caring and loving and cool. She has ̈lunch bunch” with us and lets us stay in her room for lunch and makes us sandwiches and gives us treats.
Ms. Rowland helps me with personal things outside of the classroom. She also always makes sure I eat. She goes out of her way to wake up early, buy groceries and feed me and other kids during lunch. She also is super understanding about many things. Especially about assignments. She will gladly stay after school to help us with assignments. During our SBAC testing, she gave us so much candy that someone complained that their stomach hurt! It was really funny. But she also gave us oranges and apples. and as much food as she could. She spent at least $100 on groceries. She did everything she could to make testing not as bad as it seems. She’s just an amazing person. She’s like our school mom. We always know when we walk in the classroom, we’re home.
This teacher makes me smile because she is really helpful during class time. She has fun activities and whenever someone turns something in late, she accepts it. Sometimes she gives us a push, but it’s really needed. I really appreciate how much time she puts into teaching us correctly and caring for our grades. She mostly always has extra credit work as well. Really helpful in school.
What makes me smile is that she makes learning interactive she is always thereto lend an ear.
Teacher: Bob Ruguleiski, Woodbury Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Ruguleiski makes me smile because he is a funny chill guy, he is really good at what he does. We can even watch some movies when we’re done with testing too. Something I really like about him is when we get to have free time or have to work in partners because it’s more fun that way.
Teacher: Kathryn Ruppel, Von Tobel Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because she is always there for me no matter what and if I’m not feeling good, she makes sure to cheer me up. like a few months ago there was a dance, and she was worried about me and asked if I had everything for the dance otherwise, she could help me buy stuff that I needed. I am so grateful to have her as a teacher she deserves these nominations and much more awards.
Teacher: Lamont Russel, Liberty High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
He has created a class for a group of special needs students and regular education students. They are included in school concerts and other activities. He is amazing.
Mr Russel is a funny and charismatic teacher. He always makes sure everyone feels welcome in choir and makes everyone feel as if they are a family. He never leaves anyone out and he is such a hard worker. He has a large group of students and he works hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and encourages us to do our best.
He always puts his best foot forward in ensuring we have the best education possible. He has changed my life.
He is the one teacher that always believed in me and my performing. Even in times of fear, he believed in me and got me through a lot of anxiety. He truly cares for his kids and their futures, and I just feel like that is such a special thing nowadays. Oh and he’s got an EXTREMELY contagious laugh!
He works so hard every day, and he brings us joy all the time. He does these fun things with us and he brings us together as a family. We are all so close with each other all because of him.
Mr Russell created a special class called Patriot Pals Music for our LIF and FLS students. These special students get to interact with their peers while learning about music. They are also blessed to perform in special performance during the choir concerts throughout the year.
Mr Russell is always smiling and clearly loves his job and his students. I can’t think of anyone more deserving for this recognition.
Mr. Russell does everything for the choir and for his students. He prioritizes us and makes sure we are provided the best choir possible. We are a family, and he makes choir a safe place where we can do what we love. He brings people together and gives us every opportunity he can. Choir is a safe place where we all can grow and sing without worry. He does a great job at everything he does.
Mr. Russell was also so vibrant and energetic, even at 7 in the morning!
Mr. Russell always puts a smile on my face because he always makes funny jokes in class, he is always doing what’s best for all of his students and he really does care about us and wants to help us reach our goals. Mr. Russell puts so much time and dedication to our choir department and always wants us to have the best experience during high school, we’re all a family because of Mr. Russell and we are all grateful to have him as our teacher!
Mr. Russell is a phenomenal choir teacher. He treats his student with compassion and is very patient with us. Mr. Russell is very supportive of all of his choirs and is passionate with his teachings. He has a wonderful personality as well, and always finds an opportunity to try to make us smile or laugh to lighten up the mood when times are more difficult than usual.
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!