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November Manager of the Month ‘Looks for the Humor’ in all situations

November 7, 2018

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By Konosuke Nakata November’s Manager of the Month, Bonnie Smith, teaches photography, art, and computers classes at The ASK academy. When she was in middle school, she said she was a model student. Check out her interview with The Catalyst. Why do you think scholars voted for you? Well, I am very lucky because I […]

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Manger of the Month: ‘I Love the Lightbulb Moment’

May 17, 2018

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Project Manager Valerie Zink loves to study the mind of scholars and making their brains burst with her vast knowledge of literature. Zink has been teaching the middle school scholars at The ASK Academy for three years. She teaches three different classes: English, math, and social studies. This year, Zink teaches English to 6th grade […]

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Manager of the Month: ‘There’s Beauty in the Periodic Table’

April 13, 2018

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  By Bobbi Jo Pennington  Barbara McCann is ASK Academy’s newest manager, joining the staff in January. She is teaching the High school Chemistry and Microbiology classes. In her first semester she was voted Manager of the Month, which is a difficult feat. Did you expect to be manager of the month and how did you […]

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Manager of the Month: Wilcox Followed in Footsteps of Mother and Sister

December 13, 2017

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    Compiled by Bobbi Jo Pennington December’s Manager of the Month, Scott Wilcox, is new to  The ASK Academy. He has been teaching younger students since he started his career. He loves being able to teach math to the middle school scholars at The ASK Academy. Did you expect to be Manager of the […]

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Manager of the Month: Garcia Says He’s Waited 8 Years for Award

November 8, 2017

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Compiled by Bobbi Jo Pennington Edward Garcia, who teaches U.S. History and Government and Economics at ASK Academy, has been a manager since the first day the school opened its doors eight years ago. He has a passion for history and politics, and refuses to comment on whether he coerced his scholars into voting for […]

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October Manager of the Month Says he Enjoys Teaching ‘Outside the Box’

October 3, 2017

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  By Bobbi Jo Pennington Chris Castilleja is brand new to The ASK Academy and has already won the first Manager of the Month award for this school year. He said his 33 years of being a pastor helped him transition smoothly into teaching, and he is excited to be able to teach World History […]

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Manager of the Month: Military Journey Led Hurley to Education

May 18, 2017

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    By Amber Romero Sean Hurley said winning May’s Manager of the Month is the best thing to happen this school year. He says that building relationships with scholars is his favorite part of teaching. Below he discusses  Did you expect to be manager of the month and how did you feel? Nope. I was […]

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Manager of the Month is Expert in Storytelling

April 20, 2017

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  By Amber Romero Congratulations to April’s Manager of the Month, Shelly Bethke! One of the ASK Academy’s finest scimatics managers said she loves having discussions with her scholars and seeing their creativity. Below she explains the mystery and experiences of her life as a teacher.   Why do you think scholars voted for you? I […]

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Manager of the Month: a Love for Learning Led Plomaritas to the Classroom

January 27, 2017

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    By Amber Romero Danielle Plomaritas, January’s Manager of the Month, says she was “hooked”  on teaching after taking her first education class. Voted by the student as “Most Likely to be Called Mom,” in the yearbook, Plomaritas said fostering relationships and working hard is something she tries to impart on all scholars.  Did […]

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Manager of the Month: Smith Sees Benefits of Bringing Dog to School

December 5, 2016

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  By Amber Romero Bonnie Smith, December’s Manager of the Month, said her family members influenced her to become a teacher. Below, she explains the difference her dog, Bailey, makes in the classroom and what she does when she is not working with middle school scholars.  Did you expect to be manager of the month and […]

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