Teachers of the Week

ELLEN FERRIN

ELLEN FERRIN

  • School: Challenger Elementary School
  • Teaches: 2nd Grade
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BILL MCMURRAY

BILL MCMURRAY

  • School: Kellogg Middle School
  • Teaches: 7th Grade Science
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ELLEN FERRIN

  • School: Challenger Elementary School
  • Teaches: 2nd Grade
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"Ellen Ferrin is a most vibrant, gifted and animated teacher - able to give her full attention with equanimity and patience to both the fast and slower learners in her classroom. Each child is made to feel important and successful as she cultivates a love of learning by inspiring her students to ask questions and become free thinkers," said Janet Millian, a parent of former students at Challenger Elementary School. "I love that Mrs. Ferrin stays positive but firm and maintains a great sense of humor. She goes above and beyond normal classroom hours, taking her class on Saturday field trips and searching out great books to hook her students into reading. Her enthusiasm encourages her students to become life-long learners."

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BILL MCMURRAY

  • School: Kellogg Middle School
  • Teaches: 7th Grade Science
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"Bill McMurray is the ultimate hero both in and outside of the classroom. For more than 30 years, he has taught and coached with a consistent passion and energy I've seldom seen replicated," said Nathan Courtney, a teaching colleague at Kellogg Middle School. "Bill goes about everyday with an upbeat and positive attitude that naturally rubs off on all those lucky enough to know him. He teaches his students to love science and life by leading science sing-alongs, making personal connections to content and relating science to current world events."