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Guest post: Vote Franklin Burns for QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012

April 30, 2012

Dana Denison shares her heartwarming story of Franklin Burns and the Saint Tower Academy. This is a guest post in support of Franklin Burns nomination for QuickSchools Teacher of the Year 2012. Vote for Frank here.  QuickSchools is a fully online school management system.
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It is so hard to put into words what Saint Tower Academy has done for my family.  My son and daughter both attend this school and have loved every minute.  They both tell me daily that the teachers are fair, loving and they care about me.  My son told me that for the first time in years that he is interested in writing again because when he first started at Saint Tower Mr. Burns encouraged him again.  Mr. Burns also showed my son to believe in himself again. The love and compassion and respect that Mr. Burns and his staff have shown my children have even changed the dynamics of our family life because the children are so much happier. 

Mr. Franklin L. Burns is one of the hardest working teachers that I have ever met. He always open to dialogue and answer any questions that I have.  He is flexible when it comes to education and discipline.  He looks at the student and sees the good and potential in them.  We seem to have the same philosophy and understanding of education.   My son acted out one day at school and instead of being severally punished Mr. Burns took a different approach and praised him for the improvement in his behavior at school.  My son’s self-esteemed improved immensely.  He used to come to school wearing a hoodie and would not talk to anyone but want to play video games.  By the time the school year ended he no longer was wearing his hoodie and he was very open at school.

We had experienced so many negative things with the public school that our children were in, and we have seen nothing but positive at Saint Tower Academy.  It feels like a second home for my children where they can learn, and love learning at the same time.  I can’t say enough positive things about this school, and I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a positive learning environment with people who really do care about your kids.

Dana Dennison

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2012 4:48 am

    Thank you so much Mrs. Dennison.

  2. Allysa Sarkar permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:27 pm

    He is a wonderful teacher. I love the way he teaches my brother.

  3. Beth Franklin permalink
    May 8, 2012 8:09 pm

    He truely cares for his students.

  4. Henry Burns permalink
    May 8, 2012 8:13 pm

    He has improved so much. Great Job Frank 🙂

  5. Lyn Harduin permalink
    May 18, 2012 7:53 pm

    Frank is able to work with the most difficult kids and teach them appropriate behavior skills and academics. Great story 🙂

  6. Jana Crowder permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:19 am

    Hi Dana!!!!!!!! Great article 🙂 I miss your children. They were so nice to my son. I agree Mr. Burns is more about building the student up than sticking to the rules and punishments. He is able to look at the situation and help the student grow from their mistakes.

  7. Imre Szenttornyay permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:30 am

    I have known Dana and her family the past two years and it was sad that they had to move. Mason was a student that came to school everyday with a hoodie on and would not communicate with the teachers or the other students. Towards the end of the school year. Mason no longer needed to wear a hoodie and was communicating with all the students. This is the magic that Mr. Burns has with these students.

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