2017 National Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Katie Pfalzgraff

5.10.17 Teagan&Avery_Pfalzgraff, NVCS

Thompson School District is proud to celebrate 2017 National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-13. All this week, we are featuring photos and inspirational words submitted by students and families throughout the district.

Teacher: Katie Pfalzgraff

Students: Teagan & Avery

School: New Vision Charter School

Grade: 2

We have been incredibly blessed by the amazing teachers and staff at New Vision Charter School. We were thrilled to have Mrs. Pfalzgraff as our twins’ 2nd grade teacher this year. She has been incredible! She is not only a wonderful teacher, but from day one I have witnessed her kindness, compassion and genuine caring for all of the students. I see that needs are being discovered and addressed in the classroom and throughout the school.

The line of communication has been amazing. We find it incredibly easy talk to Mrs. Pfalzgraff and that has been key for our parent/teacher partnership. She has given me tools/knowledge so that I can support what is being taught in the classroom at home. I appreciate knowing that I can talk to her at any time to help address questions and/or concerns that we may have.

Our girls just adore Mrs. Pfalzgraff as well. Not only are they learning oodles of information this year but they know if they ever need anything that they can talk to her and, as a mom, I appreciate that immensely. It is comforting to know the girls feel supported by their teacher and aren’t afraid to talk to her or ask questions. When they jump in the car after school, I love hearing everything they learned that day from ancient Egypt, Native Americans, Oregon Trail, butterflies, and the facts go on and on. I love seeing my kids so excited about the information they are learning! For that, I only have Mrs. Pfalzgraff to thank for doing such an amazing job!

Teachers have an incredibly important job, one that I have the utmost respect and am grateful for. Teaching isn’t just reading the curriculum but goes far beyond that. Making learning fun, adding in caring, concern and compassion for each student, that makes a teacher great. Teachers are pouring into our children’s future and helping us mold them into the adults they will become. We are grateful for amazing teachers like Mrs. Pfalzgraff. I don’t know how she does it all, but we can’t thank her enough for all she does!

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