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Shannon Thayer

Pleasant Grove Elementary School
2013-14 Teacher of the Year 

Subject and Grade Level: Art (K-5)

Years of Experience: 13

Teaching is important to me because: Teaching is extremely important. We are truly forming the people of tomorrow in our classrooms today. As a teacher, I have the power to shape the perception that my students have of themselves. I want for students to cherish themselves as a valuable individual and be accepting of others differing opinions. I encourage critical and creative thinking. I will instill in students that many problems have more than one solution. I give opportunities for teamwork and problem solving which are essential to success in the classroom and someday in the work place. I teach students to be educated observers of the world and hopefully positive contributing citizens in society.