Vote Keri Fernandez for QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012!
Ms Fernandez teaches Science to the 7th and 8th graders at Smith Preparatory Academy in Longwood, Florida. Her nomination came from a fellow student at the school, Tyler. Here’s what Tyler had to say about Ms Fernandez.
She makes science fun, she is hands on, and very funny and entertaining to have as a teacher, I remember everything she has taught me this year.
Do you know of a teacher who can do that? Amazing!
We then asked Ms Fernandez a few questions…
How did you get into teaching?
I always loved Science – you can never know everything there is to know. I’m amazed at how detailed and intricate God has made all life – from protozoans to plants to animals.
I think teaching is such an exciting job. No two days are ever the same and kids are the funniest people in the world. Being able to help shape their lives is a very high honor for me.
What do you hope for your students?
I want my students to love learning. If they graduate from my class and love to learn, they will be successful in life. I also try to pass on to them the need for living for something bigger than yourself.
Anything you’d like to share with us? e.g. favorite moments, etc.
This year, some of our students and teachers were able to go on a camping trip to the Peace River. After we camped, we went canoeing the next morning and looked for fossils in the river. We swung on rope swings, saw alligators and had such a fun time. I am blessed to have a job like this!
(I wish I was on that trip too! )
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Voting ends at 11.59 pm on Friday May 18, 2012. Winner will be announced on May 25, 2012.