A new 97ZOK Teacher of the Week was announced this morning (4/19) during The Steve Shannon Show.

Jeanette Travin from Easter Seals Academy took home the honors this week.

Travis was nominated by Brooklyn Scott.

Jeanette Travin is not my teacher, per se, but the classroom teacher in the room I am a paraprofessional in. Jeanette and I work in a classroom for developmentally disabled children in the grades of 6-8. Jeanette comes in every day with a positive attitude and plethora of new strategies to teach our students and engage them in the classroom. She spends ample amounts of personal time creating new lessons and constructing hands-on learning activities to better teach the kids in a way that’s not only interesting to them, but also in a way that they can understand.

Jeanette goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our kids and puts her heart and soul into each and every one of them. Jeanette adds such a positive spark to the classroom which boosts the morale of students and staff tremendously and can only positively affect their learning. As our students struggle with developmental delays, they are unable to reach out and give Jeanette the positive recognition she deserves so much, but I know if they were able to, they'd tell you that she is the very best, the teacher in the Rockford area. If anyone deserves teacher of the week, it’s Jeanette.

Travin won from Broadway Florist, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Oriental Trading Company.

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