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

May 8, 2012

Here’s a beautiful story shared by Allysa Sarkar of how Franklin Burns helped her brother. Simply amazing! You can vote for Franklin here. QuickSchools is a fully-online school management system.

Dear Mr. Burns,

I first met Mr. Burns back in 2007.  My brother started the year in Mr. Burns’s life skills classroom but reschedule into another life skills teacher classroom due to amount of students in his classroom.  My brother’s education started in 2008 at the age of 10.  At first it was difficult for Mr. Burns to educate my brother because he would refuse to do his work and he used foul language during class to avoid work.  Mr. Burns was able to motivate my brother by listening to his interests and implementing those interests in the classroom.  My brother’s behavior improved greatly after four months and he was able to recognize the alphabet letters.  Since my brother wanted to learn more about the presidents of the United States, Mr. Burns used this to motivate my brother to read.  During the beginning of the 2009 school year my brother was able to read basic texts and spell simple words.  He was able to count money and spend money very well.  He was able to count up to thousand dollars by a variety of different bills and coins.  After my brother graduated from elementary my dad hired Mr. Burns to be my brother’s tutor during the summer.  He greatly improved my brother’s math, reading, and writing.  Then Mr. Burns started his own school and wanted my brother to come.  The only problem was my family could not afford the tuition of the school.  Mr. Burns told us not worry because he has it covered.  My brother has been enrolled at Saint Tower Academy for the past 1 ½ years and I have seen so much improvement in all areas of academics.  I’m very thankful that Mr. Burns loves my brother so much that he did not forget him after he graduated.  We even named a spare room called the Mr. Burns room because he tutors my brother in that room during the summer.  I believe Mr. Burns should be the teacher of the year because of his hard dedication and passion for education.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Franklin L. Burns permalink
    May 8, 2012 8:05 pm

    I love teaching my students. I love the article

  2. Beth Franklin permalink
    May 8, 2012 8:06 pm

    Great article. Mr. Burns is a wonderful teacher

  3. Henry Burns permalink
    May 8, 2012 8:14 pm

    Great Job Frank 🙂

  4. Shane Stollmack permalink
    May 9, 2012 6:42 pm

    This is truly a wonderful story. We need more teachers like Mr. Burns in the education field.

  5. May 11, 2012 8:35 am

    Hope you get teacher of the year. 🙂

  6. Lyn Harduin permalink
    May 18, 2012 7:51 pm

    He has improved the lives of so many individuals. I believe he should teacher of the year because of this story 🙂

  7. Jana Crowder permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:16 am

    My son and I had to move back in September and Mr. Burns did not forget about us. He has been on Skype talking to my son and he is coming to Tennessee to tutor my son for 2 weeks in the summer. It is more evidence that Mr. Burns loves his students.

  8. Imre Szenttornyay permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:27 am

    Sharwar is my son’s best friend. They are similar but yet different. Mr. Burns is able to accommodate the differences and similarities.

  9. Cindy Szenttornyay permalink
    May 18, 2012 8:26 pm

    That is an amazing story. When we open the school in 2010 Mr. Burns had one request and that request was Sharwar could come to the school for free. He wasn’t worried about a salary but a former student that he loved..

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