CONGRATULATIONS to Kathy Young, Reading Instructor at McHenry County College & our MARCH “Teacher of the Month” WINNER from Home State Bank on Star 105.5! Presentation pics are attached and enjoy a copy of the winning letter below!
"Mrs. Young teaches in the Adult Ed Department at MCC. After retiring from a elementary teacher's position Mrs. Young has embraced the challenges of motivating a wide variety of adult students in their quest to obtain their GED. To that end Mrs. Young co-developed a phonics program that better enables students to sound out and spell words thus adding to their vocabulary. She (along with another MCC instructor) proposed and implemented an Adult Ed Student of the Month program that fosters pride in adult students who may have last attended school decades ago. She also proposed and implemented an Adult Library that enables adult students to not only read books that interest them but also children's books that encourages students to read to their own children. Mrs. Young has always been the personification of a professional by preparing each day's class agenda for a wide range of student's abilities. A teacher's single biggest challenge is to maintain and encourage students to continue to learn. Mrs. Young clearly exceeds this objective every day by being excited about what she is teaching. Lastly, Mrs. Young often will spend her salary on school materials and library books knowing that she most likely will not be reimbursed. Kathy Young stands out not just as a great teacher, but someone that cares deeply about moving the needle in educating adult students." - Don
THREE great letter writers attended, from left – Maria, Don, Teacher Mrs. Kathy Young & Home State Banking Center Manager, Lesley Smith.
Group pic with Mrs. Young & Lesley
MCC’s Tom Pierce, Teacher Mrs. Kathy Young, Star 105’s DJ Clinto & Home State Banking Center Manager, Lesley Smith
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Matt Wesley, 8th Grade US History teacher at Northwood Middle School & our FEBRUARY “Teacher of the Month” WINNER from Home State Bank on Star 105.5! Enjoy a copy of the winning letter below!
"Although I am a former student of his I can gladly say that when someone asks me who my favorite teacher is/was I can gladly say Mr. Wesley. He was just the most amazing teacher in and out of class. He was at school early and late in order to help you understand in class. He also coaches sports and takes the 8th graders on their yearly field trip to Washington DC. He has done so much for the school and students. He is always also an extremely funny teacher! He knows ways to help you in class and he’s always fair. Mr. Wesley is the most amazing teacher I've met in all the schools I've gone to. All of the reasons above are all the reasons why Mr. Wesley should win Teacher of the Month!" - Student, Megan
Mr. Matt Wesley & Home State Banking Center Manager, Lesley Smith
Group pic with Mr. Wesley & Lesley