The May Teacher of the Month winner is Tracie Greene, a third-grade teacher at Smoky Row Elementary. Student Ellie Smith nominated her. As a reward, Ellie won a pizza party for the class, and Greene won a $50 Visa gift card from sponsor Edge Guys presented by marketing director Vicki Burdick.
Here is Ellie’s winning essay:
Most kids groan through school, but I smile because of Mrs. Greene. It was a hard year because her student died. She helped us feel sad, but still smile. She’s the glue; without her we’d crack. She understands what it’s like to be a kid! On the first snow we ran outside and caught snowflakes! She lets everyone have a voice. I wrote a persuasive letter, she took it to the principal. We now have flexible seating! She says, “I’m so lucky I get paid to do what I love.” She is as sweet as roses but tough as lions.
For more information about the Teacher of the Month program, email Teacher@youarecurrent.com.