A BIG congratulations Laura Kraig, Biology Teacher at Timberline High School - Our Hawks Prairie Rotary Teacher of the Month!
Laura was nominated by her current Student Teacher, Christina Arnold.
"Laura has been an amazing host teacher and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from her. One of the things I admire most about her is her compassion for others (both students and her colleagues). She genuinely cares about everyone around her, and does what she can to make them happier. One example of her compassion is that she keeps extra lunches for students who forget to bring food for lunch. Her students know that she has them in case of an emergency. And when they do ask, she doesn't mind using her own lunch time to make sure they have what they need.
There are honestly countless examples of this woman's compassion. She brings snacks and baked treats for other teachers and even knitted hats for a few of our kids. When I was sick, she made me tea. She organizes potlucks and brings food to share for staff and PLC meetings. She shares her lesson plans and instructional materials with other teachers looking for ideas. And in case that doesn't convince you, she always considers the barriers that limit students from succeeding when planning and implementing instruction or judging their behavior in class.
She reminds her students to be thoughtful and compassionate, as well as models this thoughtfulness and compassion through her own actions. She is more than deserving of this nomination, and I doubt I'm the only one to nominate her for it."
-Christina Arnold, Student Teacher
The Hawks Prairie Rotary recognizes that teachers regularly give of their time and their own money to serve their students. Their “Teacher of the Month” award is made in collaboration with NTPS. In addition to the recognition at their club meeting, Hawks Prairie Rotary generously awards each recipient with a $100 gift certificate intended to help him/her purchase supplies for their classroom.
THANK YOU HAWKS PRAIRIE ROTARY!