Last Wednesday, during Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked members of our social media community to name a teacher who they appreciate and why. Responses flooded in from students (current and former), parents, teachers and many more. Some of the responses were truly inspiring. Four thousand times: Thank You! Enjoy!
Teacher Appreciation Week Kudos:
Crystal Wilson: I want to thank Ms. Crystal Woodley and Mrs. Tami Curry for being my daughter’s kindergarten and first grade teachers!! You have helped my daughter achieve so much academically and I am so proud of what she has accomplished in just two years!! I did not grow up in Lapeer (I moved here from Colorado 12 years ago) but I have worked for the district for 12 years as a sub, alternative placement teacher and now a para and I have to give a shout out to all the wonderful teachers and paras I have worked closely with all these years and the amazing job they do day in and day out
Rhonda Gadowski: Lynn Delpy at Lapeer East. She was a wonderful teacher that pushed my son. He would give her such a hard time but she never gave up on him. She would go above and beyond for her students. I appreciate her.
MacKenzie Putnam: I appreciate Ms. Linton because she is probably the hardest working teacher I know, and she goes above and beyond her job description. She respects everyone, including students and is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. She has helped so many students through their high school career, including me and I will forever be grateful for that.
Kimberly Hicks-Felton: How can I pick just one!!!?! Shannon Nichols, Kelly Withey and the rest of the Elba/Seaton crew. Bridgette Chaffin you totally rock! Lori Liley is simply amazing. Thank you to every teacher my children Karlie and Jimmy have had. You’ve guided them and helped them bloom into amazing children.
Camille Kelley: I have to also give a shout out to the preschool teachers at Kids & Company as they are wonderful. I love what they do. They work very hard at it!! Ms. Robin Hoeffel, Ms. Angie Siesky in the 4-year program and Ms. Jayme in the 3-year program. They were wonderful! And we miss seeing them daily! Makenna is doing wonderful in Kindergarten because of you!! xoxo much love!
Bethany Youngquist: I want to thank Mrs. Schindler for being an awesome teacher to my daughter! I appreciate everything you have done for my little girl!
Tami Curry: I appreciate Mrs. homer and Mrs. Phillips from Murphy Elementary for all they do!!
Laura Wnukowski-Novak: Thank you Rebecca Travis. I miss your smiling face at Mayfield!
Kim Peterman: We appreciate everyone at Murphy Elementary!!! I would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Withey, Mrs. Gardiner, Mrs. Clarkson and Mrs. Holbrook for all the extra help they have given to my son Tyler!
Dawn Sjoblom: I appreciate Chelle Martin (Murphy Elementary}. She takes the time to help her students with anything. She will always have a special place in our hearts too.
Sydney Schroeder: So many teachers! Terry Brennan, Summer Schons and Lyniece Fenner for their dedication and belief in their students!
Susan McCullough: I appreciate Mr. Sporman because even though my daughter is a junior he stands out as one of her best teachers. I appreciate Mrs. Linton because she clearly loves what she does and genuinely cares for her students.
Stephanie Looney: Bridgette and Dave Chaffin. They were both my daughter’s teacher and they gave her a passion for learning. Bridgette taught her it was okay for girls to be smart and do well in school. They are the greatest teachers!!! I truly appreciate them and always will!
Heather Stephens Irvan: I appreciate all the teachers at Turrill for everything they do. A special shout out to Miss Turvill for making our first year a great one!
Mr. Kaiser, Choir, Mrs. Ratliff, PLTW Advanced Science.
John Argue: Mrs fenner, I miss you!
Phyllis VanHorn: I so appreciate all of the teachers at Turrill. In particular, Bridgette and Dave Chaffin and Ellen Powers. Awesome teachers and a pleasure to work with. Also, a shout out to Wendy Hellner who is one of the best to work with!
Steve Beck: I appreciate Denise Herwaldt (concert master) for teaching me the correct way to play the violin.
Bradly Haggadone: Shelly Hill was by far the best at Lapeer West while I was there. She genuinely cared for her students and had that distinct fire and passion for her profession.
Michael Supernault: Judy Weaver and Miss Shaffer from long ago.
Monica Kinnie:Mrs. Schons (3rd grade Elva Lynch elementary) we have been blessed to have her for two years. She is an amazing teacher and so caring. We love her.
Kristine Racknor:Ms Liley! She also has a passion for the younger bands! Went to State festival with her and her bands are just AMAZING. They have an awesome leader!