Frenship teacher named Teacher on the Rise
In mid-February, Frenship High School’s Nichole Griffith was presented with an education award to highlight her efforts in the classroom.
The English II Gifted and Talented teacher was named a Mrs Baird’s Teacher on the Rise.
“I felt honored to be blessed with so many wonderful students that would even nominate me for such an award,” Griffith said.
Griffith, who was nominated by FISD student Amanda Harvey, was presented with an assortment of gifts by a representative of theprogram. Mrs Baird’s and the United Family team up to present the monthly award.
For Griffith, the award meant the students were engaged in the classroom — learning the material and enjoying the lesson.
“It affirms that we are doing things right in the classroom and I think that if they are engaged and like their teachers that they are morewilling to do things (learn) for their teachers,” she said. “It really sends a positive message.”
Sine the programs launch in 2012, students have sent in their nominations and have explained why their teachers deserve the recognition,according to an earlier report.
According to the award’s website, nominations, which are divided into three categories by grade level, are judged roughly seven daysfollowing the monthly nomination period by a panel of qualified judges based on the ability to convey teacher’s passion for teaching anddemonstrating actions above-and-beyond standard teaching duties, students enthusiasm in learning from teachers and creativity.
Last year, the Frenship Independent School District had had another teacher receive the honor. English teacher Sue Vernon was selectedas a winner of the award.
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