Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Golden Apple Teacher Award

Today I was invited to a special luncheon honoring Golden Apple Educators and Staff. To my surprise I was nominated by the Manila Elementary PTA to receive this award. This is my first REAL award since I have been teaching so I was very honored and excited.

They fed all of us a delicious lunch and then presented the awards. They handed out a program with a write up about each one of the people chosen. This is what was written in the program about me.

Holly is not only an excellent teacher, but she is an outstanding communicator. Parents of children in her class say this is a "wonderful gift." This 2nd grade teacher's ability to communicate with kids in helping them understand difficult concepts as well as her ability to keep parents informed ensures an optimum learning experience for the students in her class. She's quick to notice if a student needs extra attention in order to overcome an area where they may struggle. This creative teacher has an impressive ability to motivate her students. Holly has been teaching for four years-all at Manila. According to a parent, "thanks to Mrs. Deaver, my son loves school!" That is probably because Holly loves children and that is what inspired her to become a teacher. Feeling like she makes a difference in a child's life each day is the reward. She elicits joy from helping "students to really believe that they can read, write, or do math if they will just put their mind to it." The Manila PTA celebrates this amazing teacher!

Though I have never been one to care about awards or personal recognition this was truly an honor for me because my love for my students was recognized. There is a lot of things I don't do well...but loving and teaching children is something I take great pride in!

15 comments:

mj said...

congrats holly! you totally deserved that!

The LeRoy's said...

kid....Mrs. Deaver

Holly... yes

kid.... can I go to the bathroom?!

Holly.... yes you can sweetie

Kid... thanks mrs. Deaver your the best teacher ever!

parents of kid....Mrs. Deaver you are wonderful, I think you need to be recognized for this

Holly.... oh thanks you guys! you are too kind.

Staff..... Holly Deaver needs to win this award She is the best teacher!

Staff head person.... All votes for Holly raise your hand

staff hands and counts.... 1,2,3, to many to count.

Staff head person.. Holly it is

The LeRoy's said...

do you like my story?!! LOL Your the gretest Holly. I can honestly see why you won that award. Congrats girl!

Heather Bird said...

Congratulations Holly you area really great teacher!!! You deserve it!!!

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Stewart and Julie Jensen said...

You should be so proud of yourself. We are and you continue to amaze us at your talent of teaching and loving not only children but everyone. I admire your love for life also and wish you both lived closer.
Love,
Jewels

Lindz said...

Congrats...that is so neat!!! You are such a sweet teacher to those little 2nd graders! =)

Chelsi said...

Way to go! I think you should move to nebo and teach at my kids school!! That's awesome!

greg & allyson said...

Way to go! That's so exciting! I went 6 years of teaching with no awards, so you're doing amazing after only 4 :)!

Jon and Mandy said...

You truly deserve that award! Every time I walk by or in your room are doing something amazing! I can't believe it took the PTA 4 years to recognize that! :) Love ya Holly! Congrats!

Joselyn said...

Congrats Holly!!! That's very exciting for you! I'd like to think that my students' parents would say the same thing if they could only speak English! :) haha! Anyway, that's such a great accomplishment!

The LeRoy's said...

com on.. hows bout a new post?! A

Natalie said...

You go girl! You deserve it for sure. Sad I won't be with you anymore....but we'll always have our blog. :)

Sharon said...

Way to go Holly, I knew that this would happen to you someday. I've been waiting for you to be nominated best teacher of the year on the radio. This is just as good. I am so proud of you honey, way to go. I love you MOM

Dana said...

Holly, congrats! I am glad two of my kids had you for a teacher. You are the best. A well deserved award :) Love ya!