Student Nomination Story

Ms. Hickey is literally the best teacher I have ever had! She has created a welcoming atmosphere in her classroom. She has changed my life just by being a part of it. Every single day is tough at our school... from drug searches to aggravated assaults, we have it all. But when I walk into Ms. Hickeys classroom I feel like I’m in a whole new world. No fights, no arguing, just peace. Teaching-wise, Ms. Hickey makes you as a student her number one priority and makes you want to learn. There was this one time I wasn’t feeling very confident before a test and she gathered a small group and we huddled around the board and she gave us a mini lesson for like 5 minutes. After that our class as a whole did amazing on the quiz. Almost 100s all around, and that was one of the first times I really felt confident for the upcoming school year. Last year I was just barely passing French with a whopping 68% as my over all grade. But now, I have a 95% and we just made it half way through the year. Which is pretty nuts! Not a single student that she teaches has a bad opinion about her. She is easy to relate to and can teach even the toughest class! I personally had just gone through a tough breakup and I went and just talked to her for the full 82 minutes of my study hall and her break and she just listened. It was amazing... it was the first time I had ever felt that a teacher ever listened to me and had gotten to understand me. On a lighter note, at the beginning of the year I put up a picture of myself on her tack board and we’ve just been adding to it. It’s really funny! Every morning before the bell rings my two friends and I we go and chill in her classroom and talk about how our weekends were. It’s great, she’s great, and it would mean the world to me and everyone she teaches if she could earn this award. I have never in my lifetime felt so passionately about how much I love a teacher other than Ms. Hickey! I really appreciate everything she does for me and everyone else. She always has a smile on her face, and always puts a smile on mine. Even if I’m feeling pretty crappy. So thank you for taking the time to read my nomination and I hope you have a great day because I know I will, especially because I have French class with Ms. Hickey!

Katrina Parrish

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