Kloefkorn Elementary School second grader Emersyn Keim says she and her teacher – Stephanie Schulz – are “the peas and carrots. We are peas in a pod. We are ketchup and mustard.”
Lincoln Southeast High School student Tamara Kulwicki describes how her teacher, Julie Latenser, never gave up on her and became almost like her own personal cheerleader: “And I want to make Mrs. Latenser proud.”
Lauren Kelly, a student at Lefler Middle School, remembers when her band teacher Jim Karas helped make sure she could her play musical instruments – despite a nerve injury that challenges her right arm.
These three teachers were among the five winning educators honored – along with the students who nominated them – in the annual Thank You Teacher breakfast ceremony held Tuesday in honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day.
Lily Lautenschlager, a student at Maxey Elementary School, says she “wants to be as amazing and exciting as Mrs. Reineke…I love having her as a teacher because she’s enthusiastic and no matter if she’s in a bad mood, she always comes in with a smile on her face.”
Veronica Rathman, now the coordinator at Hill Elementary School, nominated former Meadow Lane Elementary teacher Jeanne Zwiebel: “It was my good fortune to be placed as a student teacher with Jeanne Zweibel in a wonderful third grade classroom…Mrs. Zwiebel had a commitment to her students to enrich their lives academically, socially and emotionally. She modeled a dedication to make each moment in the classroom count.”
This year’s Thank You Teacher awards went to:
The event is sponsored by Lincoln Public Schools and Three Eagle Communications.
For more information contact Mary Kay Roth, Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 436-1609.
Published: March 4, 2014, Updated: March 4, 2014