Reach. Educate. Inspire. ~ Frodermann teacher of the year Winselman Friend of Education

November 18-22 marks American Education Week for schools all across the country.  The theme this year is Reach, Educate, Inspire. This theme represents NEA’s vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century. The purpose of this week is to honor all of the people who work so hard to make our public schools great, from custodians to bus drivers, support staff to teachers.  We especially want to show our appreciation to all those who make Adrian Public Schools a great place for students to learn and grow.

The staff at Adrian Public School continues to work hard to reach, educate, and inspire every student that we see. By building strong relationships with students, collaborating to enhance our teaching strategies, or spending the extra time to create engaging activities that increase the students’ motivation to learn, the people that make up our schools are committed to providing a high-quality education to each student.  Each of our buildings are filled with dedicated professionals who give so much of their talents, time, and energy to make our schools better.

This week is also a great time to once again thank our community for supporting our schools doing your part to make our schools great.  Your continued support allows our schools to provide a wide variety of electives and extracurricular activities for our students to learn and grow in the educational setting.  It also allows the district to stay up-to-date with technology, which helps to enhance the learning of our students and better prepare them for life after graduation.

On behalf of the administration, we want to acknowledge the amazing people that work so well together to reach, inspire and educate the students of Adrian Public Schools.  We appreciate everything you do.

Teacher of the Year and Friend of Education

Each year two members of the Adrian community, one a teacher and the other an individual or a group, are voted by their peers as Teacher of the Year and Friend of Education.  These people exemplify the type of excellence and dedication that takes place regularly in our classrooms.  Last week, two deserving ladies were voted to represent Adrian.

Jessica Frodermann, Kids Connection Pre-school and Special Education teacher in Adrian Elementary School was chosen as Adrian School’s Teacher of the Year.  When asked about her honor, she replied, “Being chosen as the Teacher of the Year is truly heartwarming and an honor.  I am also thankful to have a great team of colleagues who share the same passion as I do.  This passion has driven my desire to teach, to strive for student success, and to work closely with students and their families.  “In every child lies a promise!”  These words of wisdom were delivered by a speaker years ago, and to this day continues to influence my approach to teaqching.” (Quote credit, Robi Kahakalau)

The Friend of Education Award is presented to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to education.  Julie Winselman, a Paraprofessional at Adrian Elementary School was chosen as Adrian’s Friend of Education.  “I was shocked! I love our community and school! My mom was always involved in my school and community. She was the best teacher and always showed that positive things can happen when you put your heart into what you do. I love my job and the people I work with.  Thank you to all!

Congratulations to both Jessica and Julie.  It is an honor to have them as part of our school system!

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