CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Kim Diersen, 6th Grade SCIENCE Teacher at Cary Junior High School in Cary, not only on the birth of 200 Axolotls in her classroom, but our FEBRUARY “Teacher of the Month” has now moved on to TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2018-2019 with Home State Bank! Enjoy the attached picture & winning letter below!
D26 Superintendent, Brian Coleman…Mrs. Diersen…Home State Bank Universal Banker, Ali A. Sedlacek…Star 105’s Annie…Students below.
Teacher: Mrs. Kim Diersen
Class: 6th Grade Science
School: Cary Junior High School | 2109 Crystal Lake Road, Cary IL 60013
We would like to nominate Mrs. Kim Diersen for teacher of the month for continually bringing enthusiasm to teaching 6th grade science, providing amazing communication between herself, her students and parents and for always having an open door! She has a tough task of teaching 6th graders, students who are in their first year of junior high! She began the school year with so much excitement and it hasn’t faded, she made her students feel so comfortable in their new environment and not feel lost right from the start! Not just for science class, but comfortable in the whole school! She has “DRAGON ROCKSTAR” & “100 GRAND CLUB” bulletin boards that recognizes students for going above and beyond and motivates other students to do their very best! Learning is fun in Mrs. Diersen’s class! She makes videos in her own back yard with her own chickens and shares them with the students to show personal examples for them to help them relate what they see to what they are learning! She is constantly evolving for her students, she teaches them lessons and if someone is struggling or unsure she reviews it with everyone and reteaches it with patience and care to ensure everyone understands every aspect of the lesson! She holds so much respect in her classroom and with that her class has such a positive learning environment. You can tell students are comfortable asking questions and want to learn and do well for her in class! She is continually sending messages home to parents so that there is always an open line of communication between them. She started a private social media page for parents to see photos and updates on things their students are doing. In a world where technology is evolving and changing in education so is Mrs. Diersen. She is providing students with so many opportunities both in science and with life lessons like taking ownership of starting good study habits in 6th grade. Mrs. Diersen is giving them confidence to succeed for the future in all aspects of education! She continually goes above and beyond for her students and rewards them for their awesomeness! We’d like to see her rewarded for her awesomeness too!!!