In the classroom of Mrs. Stephanie Turner at Sparkman Elementary School in Hartselle, her kids are always welcomed with a hug, high five, fist bump, or wave and they always leave her class feeling special.
“They feel connected to me right when they walk in the door and it feels like it makes a difference in our learning because they want to learn from someone that they love,” explains Mrs. Stephanie Turner, the Valley’s Top Teacher.
“She always hugs us and she tells us she loves us,” smiles Keara Horton, a fourth grade student.
Mrs. Turner puts all her effort into helping her kids learn and always makes time to work with each child to help them understand the material.
“She helps me. Like I’ll go to a separate table and learn with her,” says Mason Moshier, a fourth grader.
“That’s what they need,” says Mrs. Turner. “Not every student needs the same thing, so I really focus on working one-one-one.”
All of this one on one learning really pays off. Kids who used to struggle with reading now really enjoy it! This love of learning is helping them find success.
“This report card, I got an A on reading and spelling,” grins Mason.
“I made an Honor Roll on my report card,” says Keara.
“I see how far they have grown, and it has been a lot. They make me so proud,” says Mrs. Turner, with a smile.
Mrs. Turner is helping her kids reach their full potential and encouraging them every step of the way.
“I want them to feel like they have accomplished something and that they are ready to move on and they are ready to be awesome students and awesome leaders in the community,” says Mrs. Turner.
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