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Vote Ms Stacia Cox for QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012!

April 24, 2012

Help Stacia Cox win the inaugural QuickSchools Teacher of the Year awardTo all teachers out there, we salute you! is a fully-online school management system.

Stacia Cox is a Rockstar Teacher!

Ms Stacia Cox is the first grade teacher at Daarul Uloom School in Peoria, Il.

Here’s what her colleague, Ms Nermeen had to say about her.

Very dedicated and skilled teacher who is able to deliver content in a meaningful and engaging manner that is age appropriate. Displays exemplary interpersonal skills in communicating with students, parents, administrators, and professional colleagues. Participates in peer coaching and mentoring activities.

Way to go Ms Cox!

We then asked Ms Cox a few questions…

How did you get into teaching?

When I made the decision to become a teacher, I asked myself, “Why didn’t you make this career choice years ago?” The reason for the “self-questioning” is due to the fact that precisely 20 years ago my dear, wise mother, who was a teacher, suggested that I choose teaching as a major as I headed off to college. Even though I knew she was probably right (in the back of my mind, never to admit to my mom), I had my sights set on studying child psychology. I had a strong desire to help young people and make a positive difference in their lives. I have worked with children of varying ages, in many different capacities and settings over the past 25 years. Whether it was babysitting as a teenager, facilitating groups of children who had been witness to domestic abuse, teaching preschoolers, or serving as a daycare director, I had the pleasure of daily interaction with children. I have been continuously motivated by the infectious laughter and endless enthusiasm of children and couldn’t imagine choosing a career where children were not involved. Entering the field of teaching, after so many years of working with children, seemed like a very natural step to take.

What do you hope for your students?

My hope, for my wonderful class of first grade students, is that they will go forward with the self confidence needed to continue being the best they can be. They have amazed me this year with their academic ability and enthusiasm towards learning. All of my first grade students this year have shown incredible inquisitiveness, persistence and determination. I hope that they continue towards a life-long love of learning.

Anything you’d like to share with us? e.g. favorite moments, etc.

I look forward to going to school each morning to spend the day with my group of first grade children, which is a reward in itself. I am honored by this nomination!

Help Ms Cox win an iPad3. Vote for her by:

1. Sharing the link of this blog post on Facebook (counts as 4 votes)
2. Sharing the link of this blog post on Twitter (counts as 4 votes)
3. Commenting on this article to give your support to Ms Cox (counts as 6 votes)
4. Writing an article or creating a quick video testimonial in support of Ms Cox (counts as 20 votes! Woot!!!)

Yes, you can do all four! 🙂

Voting ends at 11.59 pm on Friday May 18, 2012. Winner will be announced on May 25, 2012.

46 Comments leave one →
  1. Jennifer permalink
    April 25, 2012 9:05 am

    Best of luck!

  2. emily permalink
    April 25, 2012 9:23 am

    Good luck!!

  3. April 25, 2012 7:52 pm

    I can’t think of a more deserving teacher!

  4. Juliana Shirey permalink
    April 26, 2012 2:00 am

    After all your hard work and years of dedication, you truly deserve this award!

  5. Linda Ten Haken permalink
    April 26, 2012 8:23 pm

    Great job! You deserve this nomination as a reward for your strength and perserverance through the last year. Keep up the great work!

  6. Maisoun Mohamed permalink
    May 2, 2012 1:30 am

    Mrs. Cox, this is the least I could do, as a parent, as an appreciation of your time spent with the students at Daarul Uloom. You have been such a role model for all of them, an excellent supporter to them during hard times or when you feel any of them is about to give up. I am so thankful for the chance to get to know you as a teacher and as a person. You did a great job and I wish you all the best.

  7. Hisham permalink
    May 2, 2012 1:43 am

    Great Job, best of luck!

  8. Rania permalink
    May 2, 2012 2:10 am

    You absolutely deserve this, best of luck!

  9. Julie Foster permalink
    May 2, 2012 7:25 am

    Great job. I’m proud of you.

  10. Aayesha permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:43 am

    Great Job!! You are the BEST!!

  11. Nermeen permalink
    May 2, 2012 9:48 am

    Way to Go Stacia!!!

  12. Mohamed Daoud permalink
    May 2, 2012 9:51 am

    Ms. Stacia is a hardworker and dedicated teacher, and she definitely deserves it. Best wishes for continuous success!

  13. Souzan permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:00 am

    Best of luck!!!! Your efforts are greatly appreciated everyday!

  14. Hina Ansari permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:43 am

    Way to go Mrs Cox!!!Your charming smile and personality has always impressed me to a great extent. You seem to be a very loving and caring person at heart and our students at Daarul Uloom are truly lucky to have you. I wish you all the success and happiness in your chosen field!!!!

  15. Faiz Khan permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:48 am

    Hello Mrs. Cox, your hard work and dedication has been recognized!!I wish you all the best!!

  16. Farzeen Patel permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:50 am

    Mrs. Cox, Congrats on being nominated!! All the years of hard work and dedication must not go unnoticed. You truly deserve this award. Best of luck!!

  17. anonymous permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:52 am

    You are a great teacher! You put alot of time and effort into your classroom and thats what leads your stundents to succeed. Keep up the good work!

  18. Hanan permalink
    May 2, 2012 12:05 pm

    I thank you for all the wonderful work you have done and wish you all the best for your future endeavors.

  19. Mohamed permalink
    May 2, 2012 6:57 pm

    My Daughter loves you

  20. Asima Syed permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:10 pm

    You truly deserve this award Mrs.Cox !!! We thank you for all the love, patience, support, time & energy you put into teaching this class .We highly appreciate your hard work and positive learning attitude you provide to the students. We are glad to have you as our daughter’s teacher this year.She loves you & will miss you next year. Good Luck !!

  21. Omar permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:07 pm

    Ms. Cox, you have been an inspiration for my daughter through this school year. Your wonderful attitude infects your whole class and I have seen visible development in skills in my daughter. The way your students hug and high five you at the end of the school day when I come to pick my daughter up is a testament to your ability to engage and motivate young children. Thank you for all your hard work.

  22. Salizah Abdul-Aziz permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:33 pm

    Utterly grateful 😉

  23. shaheena Bukhari permalink
    May 3, 2012 12:06 am

    Mrs Cox you are a brilliant teacher and a good human being.

  24. Hanan permalink
    May 3, 2012 12:37 am

    You are a great teacher. Best of Luck!

  25. Tian permalink
    May 3, 2012 1:05 am

    You are awesome! Love to see your smile in the morning! Best of luck!

  26. Mrs. Joey permalink
    May 3, 2012 5:24 am

    I love working with you everyday! You always see the bright side and smile even on those days when we want to frown, Lol!

    • Wendy permalink
      May 3, 2012 6:09 am

      Anyone who makes Mrs. Joey smile gets my vote!

  27. May 3, 2012 6:22 am

    Good luck!! I hope you win, you deserve it!

  28. Cherrie permalink
    May 3, 2012 7:20 am

    Congrats on this nomination!! Best of luck to you!

  29. May 3, 2012 7:27 am

    Stacia, we miss you…but, Uloom is super lucky to have you. You are not only a good teacher, but an excellent colleague and friend! Keep up the good work! Best of luck! 🙂

  30. Helen Potter-Reader permalink
    May 3, 2012 9:11 am

    Good luck Stacia

  31. Kelly permalink
    May 3, 2012 9:52 am

    Good Luck!

  32. Chris Hill permalink
    May 3, 2012 10:14 am

    Ms. Cox is a wonderful person and a dedicated teacher. She truly makes a difference in the lives she touches.

  33. Brian permalink
    May 3, 2012 10:14 am

    In my book you have been and always will be the teacher of the year

  34. Julie Foster permalink
    May 3, 2012 10:18 am

    Congratulations, Stacia – great job!

  35. mylania permalink
    May 3, 2012 8:52 pm

    Shes a very devoted teacher to all of the students. My son really likes her as a teacher!! Congrats!! I hope you win. You deserve it!!

  36. mo rustom permalink
    May 3, 2012 8:53 pm

    awesome teacher

  37. May 3, 2012 9:25 pm

    Your an amazing teacher and a amazing person.

  38. Well Wisher permalink
    May 3, 2012 9:37 pm

    Good Work, Keep it up, best of luck!

  39. Cyndi Garmon permalink
    May 4, 2012 1:29 am

    Lots of luck!!

  40. Stacia permalink
    May 4, 2012 9:05 am

    I just want to thank all of you so much for your incredibly kind words and support! It truly means so much to me!

  41. Saba Fatima permalink
    May 5, 2012 12:27 am

    Yay Ms. Cox….Hope You Win!!!

  42. Syed Uzzaman permalink
    May 5, 2012 12:28 am

    You are a great teacher. Affan is doing great under your care.

  43. Karen permalink
    May 5, 2012 10:02 am

    Good Luck!!!

  44. Mus permalink
    May 8, 2012 11:48 am

    I have heard nothing but good things about you. You are a great teacher and truly deserve this award. I cannot wait for my son’s turn to be in your class. 🙂


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