Tag Archives: Manager of the Month

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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Manager of the Month: From Struggling Student to Memorable Manager

October 5, 2016

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  By Amber Romero Janisse Vazquez, ASK’s October Manager of the Month, said that one of her most memorable experiences as a student was when she first moved to the country from Puerto Rico – she was  struggling to learn English and her teacher just ignored her because she didn’t know what to do with […]

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Manager Bonds with Scholars Through Science and Sarcasm

December 1, 2015

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  By Indiana Thompson Colin DeGroot, who teaches Anatomy, Bio-med, Integrated Science, Genetics, and Microbiology at ASK, was chosen as the November Manager of the Month. Scholars describe DeGroot as a super sarcastic guy who loves to go off topic during lessons. Despite loving to tease and embarrass his scholars, he forms a bond with them and wants to see them […]

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Teacher of the Month: Peterson’s Energy Enlightens the Learning Space

October 29, 2015

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By Indiana Thompson — As a child, Mrs. Peterson used to set up her teddy bears in rows to teach them lessons and give them homework. She would even have them do math problems wrong, so she could correct them. Later, in high school, Peterson was greatly influenced by one of her own teachers, and she was […]

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