Is there a special teacher making a difference for you or your child?
We want to know about them!
Teacher of the Month
is back for a new school year!
We're teaming up with the Country Bank to thank a teacher who makes a difference in your life!
Every month we visit a school and surprise a special teacher with a host of prizes from Country Bank and more. So nominate that special teacher today !
The nominating students win prizes for submitting the winning teacher as well!
EACH TEACHER AND NOMINATING STUDENT WILL RECEIVE:
4 pack passes to Sturbridge Village
4 pack passes to Look Park
4 pack passes to New England Air Museum
$25 gift card to Tavern on the Hill
PLUS Country Bank is giving a $100 gift card to Walmart to each teacher and a $25 gift card to each nominating student!
Each teacher will also walk away with a custom plaque provided by Awards Company!
AND the entire class will get a $5 off coupon to Let’s Yo Yogurt in East Longmeadow!
Every day, thousands of teachers make a difference.
Join us in honoring their hard work and dedication.
September 2013 Teacher of the Month
St Mary’s Elementary School
Ms. Jensen-Derrig had our son first 4 years ago.
He was a year behind in school and transferred from public to St. Mary's. She took a broken, not confident boy with ADHD to now a bright, outgoing honor roll student. She mow has our daughter who is just flourishing already with her.
But, most importantly it is what she does for all her students staying after school, tutoring, and even nominating a family in need last year for 5 on your side so they could get some $ for their family. The mother has cancer and it meant so much to them:)
She is a bright and shining star to her students and her families.
Although we share a last name, there is no relation, but she has become family to us for all she has given our children.
I know teachers at school make far less then public, but she is such an awesome asset!
Nominated by: Robin Jensen
June 2013 Teacher of the Month
Ms. CeCe Richards Indian Orchard Elementary
My daughter has high function autism spectrum disorder (aka Asperger’s syndrome) which makes it very hard for her to function in a crowded and loud classroom. Right from the start of the year Ms. Richards looked for a way to keep my daughter calm when the classroom got too stressful. She gave my daughter an index card that says “I am feeling stressed, I need a break” so that when my daughter is in a classroom with another teacher they will know how to help her succeed. I make puzzle piece jewelry to raise money for autism. Not only did Ms. Richards buy some items, but she also wore them on autism awareness day even though it was her first day back from a 2 week sick leave. Ms. Richards then did the best thing of all, she and Emily set up a sale within the school to sell the jewelry and helped the student council set up an autism awareness dress-down day to show support for my daughter. With her help the school raised over $300 for autism. The best thing about Ms. Richards is that she cares way beyond the classroom and school day. After finding out that my daughter has a hard time in the afterschool program Ms. Richards gave her a special notebook for her to write her frustrations in so that maybe she can make it through her day without getting in trouble. My only regret about Ms. Richards is that I can’t take her with us to middle school next year!
Nominated by: Stacy Arsenault