By Elisabeth Slay The Shawnee Information-Star [email protected]
Pleasant Grove Elementary School 2nd-grade instructor Teresa Askin was chosen as The Shawnee News-Star’s April Instructor of the Month, an award sponsored by Patriot Automobile Group.
Askin has taught at Nice Grove for 21 decades and mentioned she is satisfied to receive this award.
“It’s an honor to be identified for all the tough operate that goes into training so I respect the recognition,” she reported.
Askin was born and lifted in Shawnee and attended Horace Mann Elementary Faculty, where she was impressed to come to be an educator by her first quality trainer Rose Rush.
The educator graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and spelled out even though she was influenced by Rush, she also generally required to be a teacher.
“When I was little I had a little classroom with a chalkboard and my sister and my dolls have been my college students. It’s been a lifelong dream,” Askin stated.
During her occupation, Askin has taught very first by 3rd grade. And right after above two many years in education, she is retiring.
“What I like the most about educating is viewing the growth that pupils make in the course of the faculty year,” she stated. “I like educating them to read through.”
The educator explained she has substantial expectations for her college students and thus encourages them to purpose higher in their ambitions.
“I really encourage them that they can be no matter what they want to be in daily life,” Askin said.
Askin’s very last working day of instructing at Pleasant Grove was Friday, Could 20, and she is enthusiastic for her retirement.
“I’m searching ahead to paying out time with my family. I’m seeking ahead to gardening, traveling, reading through and napping,” Askin stated.
In addition, she ideas to enable her son Kevin with his learning. Kevin is 24-years-aged and on the Autism spectrum.
As the April Teacher of the Thirty day period, Askin gained a $100 Visa present card and she mentioned she will use it to assistance further Kevin’s education.
Askin will miss out on seeing her students’ and their “lightbulb” times, she explained, but she is grateful for her schools, college students, people and the community.
“It’s been my pleasure and my honor to train at Pleasant Grove and I have many fond recollections of college students and people,” Askin explained.
Every month, a Information-Star/Patriot Car Team Trainer of the Month will be chosen from a pool of candidates submitted for consideration at news-star.com/contests.
About this award
With this program, a Information-Star/Patriot Car Team Instructor of the Month will be chosen just about every month from a pool of candidates submitted for the award at news-star.com/contests. The regular winner receives a $100 Visa Present Card and will be entered into the area Teacher of the Yr contest and a has possibility to acquire an further $250 for their classroom.
Regular monthly local winners will also be entered into the Countrywide Trainer of the Thirty day period contest for a prospect to gain $5,000 for their classroom and $5,000 for their college. Winners of the National Instructor of the Thirty day period contest will be entered into the Nationwide Instructor of the Yr contest and have a probability to get $10,000 for them selves and $10,000 for their school.