Monday, June 20, 2011
Vote for Kuna's Michelle Tripp
Michelle Tripp, an 8th grade teacher at Falcon Ridge Charter School in Kuna, is one of four Idaho finalists hoping to be named national Teacher of the Year by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence.
Now it is up to the general public to pick the next Teacher of Year for each state. The national Teacher of the Year will be selected from the state winners.
Online voting is now open at http://abcte.org/toy/voting.php.
State winners will be determined by the most votes received, so encourage your friends, family and colleagues to vote! Please respect the voting process and your fellow teachers. Individuals are only allowed to vote for each teacher once and any evidence of voter fraud will subject the nominee to disqualification.
Here is the text of Tripp’s nomination: “Michelle brings many unique qualities to our school. She is a published writer and she brings her unique knowledge of high-level creative and expository writing to our school. She has helped students at all levels of writing to build on their skills and use language more effectively. She brings writing instruction to a new level based on her teaching skill and real-world experiences. Walk into Michelle’s room and you’ll see active engaged teens learning valuable school and life skills. You’ll see students with something to look forward to and confidence as they move on to the next grade. You’ll see a teacher who loves what she does and leaks enthusiasm for it. In short you’ll see a teacher who deserves to be the ABCTE Teacher of the Year.”
The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence recruits, prepares, certifies and supports dedicated professionals to improve student achievement through quality teaching.