The December Teacher of the Month winner is Laurie Loughery, a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Mohawk Trails Elementary. She was nominated by student Maya Taylor. As a reward, Maya won a pizza party for her class and Loughery won a $50 gift card from Teacher of the Month sponsor Market District.
Here is Maya’s winning essay:
My favorite teacher is Mrs. Loughery at Mohawk Trails. This is my second year with Mrs. Loughery, since I’m in the challenge class. She knows me well which helps her help me learn to my greatest potential. She is a smart, hardworking and funny teacher! Because of these qualities, she makes learning fun! She has given me a profound interest in learning by telling us stories, which help us relate to our writing. She is magnanimous in the way she lets us run our classroom discussions. I’m always learning something new from her – like these big words in my essay!
To submit an essay and nominate a teacher for the February Teacher of the Month, email a 100-word essay to Teacher@youarecurrent.com. All essays are due by Feb. 15.