2016 National Teacher Appreciation Week – Lisa Riggenbach

5.5.16 MES Riggenbach-Josie

Thompson School District is proud to celebrate 2016 National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. All this week, we are featuring photos and inspirational words submitted by students and families throughout the district.

Teacher: Lisa Riggenbach

Student: Josie

School: Monroe Elementary School

Grade: 4

My daughter, Josie, started at Monroe in January, after moving from the Alabama Gulf Coast. Needless to say, things were very different for us all the way around. We were concerned about how Josie would fare in a new school, new world, halfway through the year.

Mrs. Riggenbach has proven to be one of Josie’s best teachers of her life. During our parent/teacher conference, she knew every little detail about Josie’s writings – stuff we didn’t even remember. She gave Josie an award in front of the school that had me in tears. With such a large class, and in only 2 months, she came to know Josie so well and has pushed her in reading, writing, and math because she knows she needs the challenges and can achieve them.

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