Teacher Appreciation Nominations Blog Q – R
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: Jennifer Quintana
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Quintana is a ray of sunshine who makes sending our daughter to school effortless! She has such a zest for life and teaching the Littles, she just radiates positive vibes! Mrs. Quintana is so responsive and receptive which makes communication amazing! The love for all things learning she has instilled in our daughter carries over to our everyday life ❤️
Because she’s funny, and I love her. And that’s pretty much it. -Landen As the mom, I couldn’t find better words!!
Teacher: Ms. Rabago, James B. McMillian Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Rabago moved to Vegas to fulfill this opening at McMillan. She was brought in at a time when our kids had already had 3 teachers that year. She understood how much our kids needed consistency.
She has the IEP students which can be hard all by itself. Everyday my son comes home and tells me a story about her strength and compassion towards her class. She is amazing and deserves to be recognized!
Teacher: Shelly Rambur, Canarelli Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is very helpful, accommodating and approachable mentor. She is really awesome!
It was a really fun class for me. Even though it was hard to connect with each other during distance learning. It was my favorite subject, and you were my favorite teacher.
Teacher: Mrs. Ramirez, Bruner Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because she helps me when I’m feeling weird.
Teacher: Kristen Randis, Miley Achievement Center
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? During the duration of Ms. Randis educational career, she has taken the opportunities to invest in herself and her students through countless community acts, becoming culturally competent and diverse and continually going the extra mile for her students. Ms. Randis has become a foster parent to take in her students to ensure they receive the proper love and commitment they rightfully deserve, attended graduations, football and softball games regularly showing up for her students. Ms. Randis has gone above and beyond not only for her students but for the colloquies she works with. Her resilience and devotion to her school, students, and her career is unmatched.
Her dedication and love for her students is amazing… She goes above and beyond make sure that her students achieve. And excel.
Teacher: Steve Regan, Robert Lake Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Regan has been the PE aide here for over 20 years! There are students whose parents had him for PE long ago. He is the hardest worker, always makes sure the kids have fun and are safe. He never complains or says no. ALL the kids love him! He goes above and beyond in all areas of the school. He helps with after school sports and the talent show and pretty much makes everybody at Robert Lake have a better day:) He truly deserves to be recognized.
Teacher: Rhonda Reti, Manuel J Cortez Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She has done a lot to help my son this school year although he still needs lots of help, I’m very appreciative of the help she has gotten him. She gives me daily updates on my son, and he has grown a lot and likes school and trying to learn more. Thank you, Ms. Reti!! We appreciate you!
Teacher: Christine Rios, Edith Garehime Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She understands emotionally distressed children and abused children and works with them to achieve their goals. And help them overcome obstacles. She is also bilingual.
Teacher: Jacob Risinger, West Prep Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because he is understanding. He allows us to work at our own pace and to take time as we need. He is also flexible with how we work. He helps and encourages his students to work better and complete their assignments without stressing them and I really appreciate that. As well as these things he also makes learning in his class really easy and fun. Finally, he shoes respect to students unlike other teachers. In conclusion Mr. Risinger is understanding and caring.
I like Mr. Risinger because compared to my other teachers he isn’t too bossy yet gets everyone on track.
Teacher: Tiffany Rizzi, Piggott Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is caring and loving to our children. She is a great teacher and a great human being.
Teacher: Amy Roberge, Grant Sawyer Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She has creative ways for keeping us engaged and learning about the arts of theatre!
Mrs. Roberge makes me smile by overall having a warm, welcoming atmosphere in her class and always makes little jokes that crack up the whole class. She always gives us a little freedom, unlike most teachers, and she’ll sometimes come in and join in on the fun. That is why Mrs. Roberge makes me smile.
Ms. Roberge is incredibly understanding of the situations of her students. She’s helpful and understands where a student is coming from when making their decisions and actions as long is it’s the right one. She can relate to our situations and makes it known that if we ever need help or someone to talk to, that she’s there for them. She’s always pushing students to do the right thing and be the best versions of themselves that they can be. Ms. Roberge makes it known that she cares for each and every one of our peers.
Ms. Roberge is incredibly understanding of the situations of her students. She’s helpful and understands where a student is coming from when making their decisions and actions as long is it’s the right one. She can relate to our situations and makes it known that if we ever need help or someone to talk to, that she’s there for them. She’s always pushing students to do the right thing and be the best versions of themselves that they can be. Ms.Roberge makes it known that she cares for each and every one of our peers.
Teacher: Davis Robert, South West Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? I feel like this teacher is a very hardworking man and he really cares about his students. he does everything he can to help us be successful. he takes so much time out his day to just give us extra help. it’s very appreciated. thank you.
Teacher: Josh Roberts, Mannion Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Robert’s tries his best to keep us all happy and makes learning math really fun. He has made me feel confident and believes in me that I can do all the math work he teaches. He has made me like math. He tries his best to help his students, he respects us, and keeps us safe. He is the coolest teacher!
Teacher: Krista Roberts, Booker Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Daily, Ms. Roberts smiles and says hello to me as we come to school together, meet each other in the lounge to heat up lunches, and as we leave for the end of the day. She has been the kindest and warmest teacher at this school to me. Thank you, Krista.
Teacher: Monica Rodriguez, Whitney Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because she’s, my mom! (Also, she is really funny and kind with her students.) 😀
Teacher: Lindsay Rogers, Del Sol Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She helps us succeed at everything.
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Ms. Rogers is the most positive, inspirational person I know. She never fails to make us laugh and even when she is tired, she always has a smile on her face. I look forward to her class every day because I know no matter what I’ll have a good time.
She always reassures us about what we are doing and makes sure we are doing our best. She makes us the family community we are today.
She makes me smile by being a positive influence and by always bringing her positivity to our classes.
She is the most energetic and amazing teacher ever. She knows how to make her students smile and takes. a big part of our lives. She knows how to be better for us and how to make us better. I like how young and understanding she is towards us! Love Ms. Rogers!
Miss. Rogers is honestly one of the best teachers I have ever had, and I don’t mean that lightly. I have had Miss. Rogers for the past three years and she has made such an impact on my life, throughout everything she was there. She always made our entire class laugh, when stretching and in pain she’d sing Beyoncé into the mic, when our class was having a bad day, she’d always take our mental health into priority, she would always do everything in her power to make us smile, while also teaching us how to become better people and dancers, we all respect and love her so much and she changes so many life’s. I had severe anxiety my freshman year and still currently have it, but she always made sure that our studio was a judgment free zone, and I will always thank her for that, she teaches us how to correct each other, but respect each other, and she will never be disappointed unless you have given her a reason too. I have had my ups and downs at Del Sol Academy, but Miss. Rogers has given me so many experiences I will never forget, and I thank her so much for that.
She always has a positive attitude and pushes me to be a better version of myself.
Teacher: Chelsea Romance, Josh Stevens Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Chelsea is truly one of the hardest working teachers I know. Her love and admiration for her Kids is something I hopeeveryone gets to experience.
Teacher: Nataly Romance, Josh Stevens Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? La Sra. Starer es muy agradable. Es muy inteligente con los estudiantes. Ms starer también es divertida.
Teacher: Ms. Dreamer Rose, Paul E. Culley Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Miss Dreamer is the best teacher I never met.
She is so patiently with my girl on special needs she loves her job as a teaching kid with so many impediments like my girl.
She has techniques to teach, and O can see my girl improved a lot on her education also on her daily needs such us take of her jacket by herself.
A lot of things but Miss Dreamer build my girl self-confidence telling she can do it due to use the restroom by herself or writing ✍️ o saying alphabet.
Teacher: Leanora Rosenthal, Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Lenora Rosenthal is such a ray of sunshine; you have to smile when she’s around! Her dedication for each and every student in her class or on her caseload goes over and above the mark.
She is just as loving and kind to our Sped Team as well. Lenora makes sure everyone on our team is celebrated, and that includes our SPTA’s. When I met her, I was immediately treated like her family member. She gives the BEST birthday gifts and attends our own children’s events. She’s funny, outgoing, and just one of the most thoughtful people I’ve met this school year. Lenora has AWESOME TEAM SPIRIT!! Working with Lenora is a daily delight. We’re all better people for having her in our lives.
She is fun to learn from. Silly. I like how she teaches. I enjoy everything she does.
Ms. Rosenthal is my IEP teacher and while that might not seem very special, she always advocates for me and other students when it comes to our IEPs. She makes me smile because it feels like she cares about us. I’ve seen a lot of IEP teachers who act like they care but in reality, they just want to force you through school without giving the skills you need to thrive.
My teacher helps me to catch up the assignments from other classes that are due, and it makes me happy that I don’t have to do homework at home.
Teacher: Regina Roybal, Silverado High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is encouraging the students and brings out their best. She invests in her students and builds a rapport, so they are eager to learn and love her class. She also prepares them for the AP test.
Mrs. Roybal is so accepting and encouraging. She lets us have fun while learning and teaches very well!!
Teacher: Linda Ruiz, Del Sol High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She gives us a lot of choice in what we do in pe while also pushing us our hardest.
Teacher: Katy Ruppel, Valley High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Katy goes way out of her way to help all students but in particular, some of the most needy. She often has snacks or small food items that the kids know she will give them if they have had nothing from home. She is always ready and willing to communicate with interested parents and works closely with Administration to cover other classes or club direction when needed. It is obvious that the students trust and love her!
Because she cares. When I ask her why she cares so much about helping people and showing such a positive attitude her reply was “it’s what I do”, simple as that.
Teacher: Kim Russell, Glen Taylor Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because she is an awesome mom and a great teacher for her kindergartners.
Teacher: Farhana Rahman, Kenneth Divich Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Rahman makes our family smile because she has gone above and beyond to create a learning environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all of her students.
As a Native American student, my son’s culture is deeply imbedded in his education journey. When we discovered he was reading below grade level, Ms. Rahman not only offered additional dedicated tutoring time after school, but she also navigated the CCSD Indian Education Opportunities Program to ensure that she utilized all resources available to maximize her ability to help my son.
When my son was later diagnosed with dyslexia, Ms. Rahman provided additional support and coordinates with his current teacher to ensure he is receiving well-rounded support between the classroom and tutoring. Because of her efforts, my son is now reading above grade level and has developed a deep love of reading.
As a busy mother herself, prior to covid, she served as grade level chair and holds an active role on the school’s family engagement committee. Miss Rahman truly has demonstrated that teaching is not simply an 8 hour per day job but that teaching is caring about the whole student and focusing on every aspect of a child’s learning including the often-overlooked cultural considerations.
Teacher: Stephen Rash, West Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher has gone above and beyond for his students, making sure that they are getting the most beneficial learning experience possible by caring for his students one by one and their own individual needs.
Teacher: Elena Rasmussen, Aggie Roberts Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She helps her students succeed academically. She is always on time responding to inquiry even over the weekend. She always keeps everyone inform all related to school activities and news.
Teacher: Jen Revis, Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Revis pours her heart and soul into the school. She treats every single kid like they are one of her own.
Teacher: Marina Rios Sandoval, Discovery Garden Childcare
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is a hard work. She is great with children… And go beyond for her students and parents…
Teacher: Brittany Ripa, Somerset Academy Stephanie
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Ripa is a good teacher because she helped me when someone in class was not being nice to me. She helps me with my reading. Classroom time is so fun, I can pick my seat. Also, she gives us money to buy toys at her auction. It’s fun. She is awesome, pick her please.
Teacher: Susan Roberts, Iverson Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She has always made my daughter so happy. She goes the extra mile to make sure she understands everything when she is having a hard time. She has gotten my daughter to love reading. My daughter talks about her all the time.
Teacher: Christopher Rocco, Las Vegas High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Chris has been a special education teacher for a decade and is also a father to our kids who also have special needs. It takes a special heart from God to pour to our kids the heart that wants to lead, protect, and provide. He is reliable and dedicated in providing the students the tools they need to have to succeed in life and transition to productive members of society. Chris is the best human being I know.
Teacher: Giana Rodriguez, Quannah McCall Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs. Rodriguez is the most helpful person I know; she is always in good spirits and will go over and beyond to help out. She always makes me smile just because of who she is!
Teacher: Sarah Rurka, Bruner Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She’s always there for the students and makes them feel comfortable, confident, and secure.
Teacher: Karla Ryan, Linda Givens Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Ryan makes me smile with her funny jokes. I love how she gives use the motivation to do other amazing things.
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!