Each week, Today’s Magic 104.1 wants to recognize the many outstanding teachers throughout the metro. Weekly winners will receive prizes from Huntington Jewelry, Half Priced Books, Digiprint and Troops to Teachers.
The Teacher of the Year will receive $1,000 from American Fidelity Assurance!
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Our latest Teacher Feature Winner
Ms. Carly Cox from Frontier Elementary in Edmond, always goes above and beyond with all her students. She has really helped my daughter excel in reading and mathematics. She has been so helpful with preparing my daughter for the 3rd grade reading test. She even takes time out of her busy schedule to attend her students extracurricular activities like coming to my daughter’s horse lesson and going to dinner with us. She always makes sure parents know what’s going on with texts, emails and calls and makes us feel a part of our children’s education. My daughter absolutely loves and looks up to Ms. Cox! She is an amazing role model! We wish we could take with us to 4th grade next year!
We are nominating Mrs. Terri Becker for the Magic 104 Teacher Feature. Mrs. Becker teaches Pre-AP Chemistry at Yukon High School. One of the reasons we feel she is a great teacher is she has high expectations of her students and challenges us to reach our full potential. The subject matter may be difficult, but she makes us think for ourselves and is there to guide us along the way. Mistakes are part of learning process and she encourages us to keep trying. It isn’t just her subject matter that makes her stand out as a great teacher. What matters to us is that she truly cares about her students and what we do outside of the classroom. For example, I have Pre-AP Chemistry 2nd hour, right after marching band. One very cold morning we came in to class from rehearsal and she had hot chocolate made for us! She shows she values us and cares for us with her actions and her words of support. She is always there for us if we have a question about anything, and always takes the time to help out her students. Mrs. Becker didn’t start out as a teacher, she had a different career first. Although she is new to this profession, she will be great because she shares her enthusiasm for science with students and inspires us to pursue science beyond high school. This is why we feel Mrs. Becker deserves to be recognized for her outstanding start as a teacher!
Mrs. Sherri Blankenship is so awesome! She taught my son last year when he was in 3rd grade and quickly became his very favorite teacher. When the school was going through a shortage of 4th grade teachers at the beginning of this school year, she volunteered to switch to 4th grade to help them out and my son was lucky enough to get her again and he was so happy! Ms. Blankenship has taught at Ralph Downs Elementary for over 20 years, and is extremely encouraging to her students. She spends her own money to give them pizza parties if they all do well on math tests, candy treats, and other special rewards for them. She works with parents individually to make education the best experience for their child. She works hard for every student and is not one to tell parents their child needs medication, or some sort of “diagnosis” in which I have heard other teachers tell parents. She encourages the kids to root for each other rather than to tease or make fun of each other. She is simply an amazing teacher who truly deserves this special recognition!
Mr. Kevin Korstjens of Mustang High School. Mr. Korstjens is always there for his students with any subject. He coaches on top of teaching and being a dad of four. Mr. Korstjens always has a good attitude no matter the circumstances.
Mrs. Cherri Carolthers is an awesome teacher and coworker at Timber Creek Elementary. She has been teaching for 20+ years and has a smile on her face every single day! Every time I see her she is passing out hugs and/or compliments! She always has a positive attitude , is friendly to everyone, and is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet! You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t adore her! Her love of teaching should definitely be rewarded! The world needs a lot more teachers like Mrs. Carothers!!!
Amy McDaniel teaches children with an IEP. She makes an effort and shows love with every student she comes in contact with and makes them feel special and accepted. She deserves this❤ please acknowledge this beautiful soul!
This teacher is extra special not only because she is my mom but she is a hard worker. From the time she adopted me at 1 to now 17 years later she has worked hard as a special education teacher at Harrah Middle School. She has been the director of special education, has sat in and as an administrator, teacher, classroom aides and other duties as she has been assigned for the last 20+ years that she has committed her life and time to her job, community and the Harrah school district. She currently teaches special needs and is the assistant cheer coach for Harrah Varsity Cheer. There is not a challenge that she will not take on or take personally to make sure she completes them at 110%. I have learned hard work and how to be kind to others because of my mother.
I nominate Ms. Judy Newport from Parkview Elementary, because she is very nice and creative with her kids. She cares about each and every one of them, and spends almost all of her day after and before school to help children if needed, make creative lesson plans, and prepare for the day or next day! Most of her paycheck goes to helping her kids with fun and exciting lessons and prizes for them to make learning fun! She even goes on break to her classroom! Ms. Newport is an amazing 2nd grade teacher and is dedicated to any task put to her!