Tearful Teacher Of The Week is Every Teacher During COVID-19 Pandemic
Congratulations to Mrs. Fuentes from Kinnikinnick Elementary School in Roscoe, she is 97ZOK's new Teacher Of The Week.
In just a few minutes on the phone with Mrs. Fuentes, we could feel how much she misses being in the classroom with her students. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the school year upside down. No matter how 'set-up' schools and districts are for e-learning, nothing can take away the sting of missing of teachers missing their 'kids' and students missing their teacher.
Mrs. Fuentes was nominated for Teacher Of The Week by Aiesha and Gabriella Dainty, they said:
My daughter and I would like to nominate Mrs. Fuentes for Teacher of the Week. Words that make us think of Mrs. Fuentes are: dedicated, empathetic, determined, cheerleader, creative, encourager, and kind.
Mrs. Fuentes has the ability to understand students’ struggles while she partners with them to push past barriers. She does this in such a loving and encouraging way! She is always willing to go the extra mile, and I see that during every interaction with her. For example, my daughter needed some extra help being organized at school, and Mrs. Fuentes sat down with her to develop a plan together. Over the last two years, I have seen my daughter’s confidence grow, and Mrs. Fuentes has played (and continues to play) a major role in this growth. I don’t have enough words to say how truly thankful we are for Mrs. Fuentes! She most definitely deserves this recognition and all that comes with it!