Teacher Appreciation Nominations Blog M
Through our Teacher Appreciation nominations, we were able to see exactly how our teachers are impacting our kids and community. We want to recognize each nomination that has come in. 1495 unique nominations and 525 teachers nominated, we are sharing the answers to our question posed: “Why does this teacher make you smile?”. The blogs are organized by last name of the teacher.
Teacher: David Maccabee, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Whether he’s having a hard day, or his students are having a hard day, he still manages to crack jokes and make us laugh or smile. He wants to make us become better as people and musicians.
Teacher: Marlene Madrigal, Western High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He is a very kind and understanding teacher, not too nice but not too mean. he’s a great teacher and makes many students smile.
Teacher: Brenda Madrigal, Frias Elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
My son, Kyrie Jones, requested Mrs. Madrigals class last year when he was entering fifth grade this year! she came highly recommended! Two of his best buds were in her class last year before they went on to Tarkanian Middle School! They still come and visit her after school from time to time! She completely knows how to relate to the kids! Mrs. Madrigal is very easy going and cares! She is easy to communicate with and responds pretty quick to the parents! The kids love her! It’s hard to find teachers who actually care, and my son has done great with his school work this year, which wasn’t happening during the pandemic and post pandemic with previous teachers. But I’m proud to say that he did much better this year academically! i believe this is a true reflection of his teacher! She definitely deserves this award!
Teacher: Gregory Maldonado, West Career and Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Dr. M makes me smile because of how passionate he is about orchestra! I love his class and how many opportunities he’s given me to shine!
Teacher: Stoval Marilou, Monaco Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? You make me smile every day and you help me out if I have trouble of someday.
Teacher: Willy Marines, Manuel J. Cortez Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because he gives his hearth for his students.
Teacher: Reid Marlow, West Career Technical Academy
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Always has a positive attitude.
Teacher: Rebecca Martin, Walter Johnson Junior High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
Nominating on the behalf of my daughter, one of Ms. Martin’s students (Jessica Hughes):“Ms. Martin is nice and always help”. These are Jessica’s words. What I’ve observed of Ms. Martin is her enthusiasm for teaching. When school was approaching winter break, she reached out to the parents asking how the household celebrates the holiday, how do you talk to your child snout school, things like that. For me, that’s a rarity when a teacher wants to know. Jessica has Ms. Martin for math. She was also her archery coach. I only briefly met Ms. Martin at the archery banquet recently but I could tell she enjoys her students, and I saw how the archery team would gravitate to her. That’s a good thing. No matter who wins, I wanted to say thank you for being my daughter’s teacher. Jodi H.
Teacher: Ricki Martin, Amplus Academy Durango
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Rikki was my coworker for 4 years. Her dedication to her students and the team were unprecedented. She frequently gave up prep time and lunch to assist students with learning and thriving in her Spanish class. When I received a student from Columbia who spoke NO English, Rikki assisted me in translating materials and communicating with him so he could participate in class in a meaningful way. Rikki deserves to be recognized for her tireless work in educating the community. Thank you.
Teacher: Tamara Martinezjunco, Ruben P. Diaz Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because he is always funny, engages with his class well, and overall ,just a fun person as a teacher.
Teacher: Desiree Maryott, Hummel Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She goes above and beyond to address all matters appropriately.
Teacher: Brandon Marzka, Western High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because he gets me and understands me and actually care on what I have to say and do.
My teacher makes me smile because he picks any songs that are very interesting and making it a bit easier to play.
They make me smile because they know how to get along with students and makes the class fun and make it so that everyone is comfortable.
Teacher: Katherine Matosa, Ed Von Tobel Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? because she teaches and helps me whenever i need help.
Teacher: Riki Matthews, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas Centennial Hills
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She sees my child for who he is. She encourages him and cheers him on. She doesn’t have unrealistic expectations of him, and her goal is to make sure he learns to love school. When I had a concern, she took the time to listen to me and made adjustments to help my child be successful. I’m so very happy my son has had her as his 1st grade teacher, she has inspired him and taught him how to love learning. Thank you for all you do Mrs. Matthews!
Teacher: Joshua Matul, Theron L. Swainston Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He makes me smile because he is nice and helps me when I need him.
Teacher: Joseph May, Foothill High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He is super understanding of how kids learn and tries his best to be helpful for everyone. Dr. May has a kind soul and heart and will be there for every single one of his students. He is willing to go above and beyond for his students and for his co-workers. He makes kids actually want to be at school and learn.
Teacher: Alexis Maryhall, Shelley Berkley elementary
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Mayhall has been nothing short of amazing. My daughter started kindergarten this year so shy and scared to be away. Mayhall has showed so much compassion and patients with her. It is now the ending the school year and my daughter has done a complete 360 even being brave enough to do end of day announcements for the entire school. If it wasn’t for Ms. Mayhalls caring heart and guidance, she wouldn’t have been able to grow so much. Other than the social aspect of going to school my daughter has learned so much this year. Mayhall started to teach her letters and now she can read and write full sentences it is simply amazing. We are so blessed to have gotten her as m daughters’ kinder teacher.
Teacher: Karlee Mcanally, Monaco Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
She brings me so much joy. Im always late to her class but she gives me deals like you got another chance. Everybody in her class is messing up in 4th period but shes making us bring are selfs up. Everyday i walk in her room she makes a funny joke and i smile no matter if im having a bad day she is really there for me Honestly.
Teacher: Debbie Mcdonald, Rose Warren Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Hello, my name is Mason Denham. I’m a fourth-grade student in Ms. Mcdonald’s class in Rose Warren Elementary School. And here’s why I decided that I want to nominate my teacher. I think my teacher is very great and is the reason I know most things right now. She tells us stories sometimes about what happened in her life. I have some reasons why she can be fun, fair, and nice. My teacher can be fun when we used to be able to have parties. And on Easter we got to find eggs with equations inside of them. Sometimes we are able to play Kahoot too. These things were pretty fun to me! She can be fair by giving everyone work and making sure if they don’t finish it would be homework. If they are able to get done with something like multiplication you could get invited to a party. My teacher prays for everyone everyday too. My teacher is mostly fair by helping everyone. Anyone can always be able to ask for help and also makes sure everyone is trying their best. My teacher can be nice by giving us treats. Maybe Bingo, Simon says, and for doing homework too. We can also maybe get them from finishing something that we have to do. It was also nice for my teacher to even decide to give us parties and treats in the first place. Usually, a fourth-grade teacher probably wouldn’t even do that. We even had a party where my own teacher cooked for us on Chinese New Year! So now that I’ve shown all these reasons why my teacher Ms. Mcdonald should be nominated. I hope you can agree with me too.
Hello, my name is Aubrey Evans. Im a 4th grader in Mrs.Mcdonald’s class. I’m from Rose Warren elementary school. I want to nominate Mrs.Mcdonald because she always buys us sweets and she’s very funny, kind and fair helpful even though she gets mad at us she makes it up later to us by having a party, and she helped me on my 5s on my times table ,and I appreciate.
She is fair because she has to spend her money on us when she help me on multiplication and now I’m on my 5s because she keep telling me I can do It even tongue I thought that I will never and she help me so much I really appreciate it,
And I appreciate the pizza parties thats she does for us I love how her and my dad help me very much and I would no be on my 5s if it wasn’t for her I would still be on my 2s and i’m so happy to have her as my teacher, She a very funny teacher she’s cool she dose fun stuff with her class and when we have to do math she will do like 2 pages or 3 in our math book she will let us do 2 pages and if we don’t have time we will come in the classroom and do the math or we get on my on it like a app that you read books on, it read to you Mrs.Mcdonald Is so sweet and very fair and kind helpful and even buys us things like I said, she’s very funny sweet it’s like she is an artist and her best friend It’s a list of things about her and this Is why I choose Mrs.Mcdonald.
Hello, my name is Xochitl Anguiano. I’m a 4th grade student in Mrs. McDonald’s class in Rose Warren Elementary School. I want to nominate Mrs. McDonald because she is fair, fun and helpful. She is fair because when she only has enough things for about half the class she will find more or try to find more of the same thing or similar things for the rest of the class so it is fair for everyone. She is fun because she gives us mini parties for holidays or when our class is good. She threw a halloween party and a christmas party she also gave us a ramen party because we were good. She is helpful because when I need help she will help me and she will help others whether it’s getting hurt or needing help on an assignment she will help either way.
These are the reasons why I want to nominate Mrs. McDonald. I hope she will win and that many people vote for her. She is very hardworking and kind.
Ms. McDonald is my son’s 4th grade teacher at Bozarth Elementary. She is the first teacher who has ever given my son a chance to shine and grow. This year my son has accelerated due to her patience, understanding of his personality and her drive to help her students succeed. She has made such a positive impact on my son and now he is motivated to get good grades and has a positive outlook on school. I honestly can’t say enough about how amazing Ms.McDonald is. She is the first teacher I’ve ever nominated for an award because she is beyond deserving for the hardwork and dedication she puts into every student.
Teacher: Jennifer McGrath, Swainston Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Every day when I go inside her classroom, she spreads out positivity.
Ms McGrath makes me smile because she is the only chill teacher that I have. And she barely raises her voice, and she is super nice.
Ms. McGrath makes me smile because the lessons are easy, while also giving me a little challenge. She’s also pretty chill and will not give you a hard time.
She is super-duper cooper funny, and her work is not hard. She is an amazing teacher and makes sure we are happy and okay�
She makes me comfortable about what I say.
She’s a really nice teacher and is good at teaching and helps me with my work.
The teacher helps me learn new things that i never knew.
The teacher is a very great one and makes the work easy for us. She also makes the learning very easy with her teaching skills. It makes me happy to be able to do her assignments with low stress. The work is awesome and decent and a little boring, but still a little enjoyable.
This teacher makes me smile because she pushes me and my classmates to do what’s best for us and help stay out of trouble and always believes in us, she always gives us more than one chance and never let anyone down and always let other people explain how they feel and hear some someone out and feel where they’re coming from.
This Teacher makes me smile because she gives positive notes and has a funny mood every day.
Teacher: Amber Mcloed, Jerome D. Mack Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She helped me when I struggled in math and then was always there when I needed her and the last days of school, she gave me a lot of free stuff.
Teacher: Timothy Meller, Lawrence Junior High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? I nominated this teacher because he provides lots of sources for essays and helps students who need it, as well as helping students who need it. He also provides information in a way that is easier for students to comprehend and remember.
Teacher: Andrea Melo, Frank Kim Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She is the best by helping our Kids! She is always smiling. She is always there to listen!
Teacher: Jennifer Menchaca, Johnson Junior High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Menchaca makes me smile because she is helping me and so many other students with their voices. She is helping me find my voice as a singer and to embrace it. Ms. Menchaca also makes tons of jokes and makes the school day better.
She makes me smile because she makes class fun and is not always yelling at use when we mess up, she is there to help and she is all so opened-minded.
Teacher: Michael Mesa, Ed. W Clark High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher always takes us to do projects and teaches us how to do in-field experience for class.
This teacher teaches us how to do things in actual work-experience simulations and has us doing fun projects.
Teacher: Crystal Messer, Woodbury Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She always lets us play games when we are done with our work, and she is always so nice.
This Teacher Makes me smile because she’s funny, nice, and a good teacher.
Teacher: Mitchell Miho, Carrol M. Johnston Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He’s always nice, and happy though some kids don’ t like him because they don’t like history, but me and many more kids like him as a teacher, he helps me in class when I need it, always motivated.
Teacher: Kara Miller, Duane D. Keller Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Class is fun, teacher is fun, very caring.
Teacher: William Miller, Centennial High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mr. Miller has earned my respect by always being on top of grades and giving me opportunities to achieve success in his class. He always has jokes and makes good history jokes, as he is the world history teacher. I would not want another history teacher as he is also a professional companion.
Teacher: Gina Miller, Wihelm Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Mrs.Miller goes above and beyond for her students. She takes her time to get to know each and every student and what their needs are. She always encourages them and support them to be the best that they can. I am so happy I was able to share my son with her. Thank you for all that you do Mrs.Miller! It does not go unnoticed!
She is a great teacher; she has helped my daughter a lot in her learning. she goes to school very happy because the teacher treats her very well.
She is the sweetest teacher in the world.
Teacher: Kara Miller, Duane D. Keller Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She makes me smile because she’s so funny and cool.
This teacher makes me smile because she looked out for my sister in middle school when times were ruff for her, and she lets me into her room for lunch time.
This teacher makes me smile because she is sweet and nice when I have her. She is funny and scary sometimes, but she is fun to be around with.
Teacher: Ariel Miller, Coral Academy of Science Center
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? The best 1st grade teacher we have seen, she knows each kids’ strengths and weaknesses, and work with parents accordingly. We believe every kid needs a caring teacher like Mrs. Miller.
Teacher: Ethan Mills, Canyon Springs High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? The energy and joy of teaching is very evident where it concerns Mr. Ethan Mills.
Teacher: Stephanie Miloradovich, Foothill High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher deserves a medal for helping me out and making sure that I am on track whenever we are writing notes or working on assignments.
Teacher: Ms. Missisian, Cashman Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Because she is funny and nice.
Teacher: Esha Mitra, Doral Academy Red Rock
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? My teacher makes me smile because he lets us play soccer when we want to, and he is really responsible and respectful.
Teacher: Bradly Mitton, Monaco Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? My teacher makes me smile because he lets us play soccer when we want to and he is really responsible and respectful.
Teacher: Na Moffett, Ruthe Ruskin Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Helps him catch up with school since he was behind and has always been a great support.
Teacher: Michael Monahan, C.W. Woodbury Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He is very very funny and he gives me candy and helps me with my work.
Teacher: Ashley Montano, Iverson Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile?
When I was having a rough time in life, she has been so supportive and even shared some of her own personal struggles. She is going through something right now that’s been tough on her, but she still is the best teacher and does so much for the kids!
Teacher: Tonya Montemayor, Neil C. Twitchell Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Tonya comes to work every day with the best attitude. She is always offering assistance when needed and she makes coming to work every day so worth it!
Teacher: Erika Moosbrugger, Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms.Moosbrugger makes me smile because she truly makes her classroom a comfortable and safe learning environment. I feel that I get so much out of her class by having great, in-depth discussions. I am also able to talk to her about books we both enjoy and things that are important to me. She makes assignments fun and does not overload her students with work which helps me learn more without the stress of lots of assignments. Overall, she is a great teacher and a great person. She makes me smile whenever I enter her class and I am very lucky to have her as my honors English teacher this year.
She’s fun but also knows how to put her foot down. She takes time to understand her students and treats us as people, not paychecks. She makes class work easy to follow and we rarely have homework because she gives us so much time in class.
Teacher: Brandalyn Morville, Frank Lamping Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She makes me smile because she is a kind teacher and was very nice to me.
Teacher: Charles Moser, Somerset Academy Sky Pointe
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Moser teaches Criminal Justice which is one of the darkest subjects to teach in school–yet he always finds a way to make the students smile even after learning about heinous crimes. His projects are very creative and fun. The way he teaches and assigns projects is very unique, it’s like he has us write them ourselves.
Teacher: Darren Motamedy, Walter Johnson Junior High
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? This teacher makes me smile because he is a great human being and an AMAZING band teacher! Mr. Mois the best and he is just so cheerful all the time I go to his class! He is the best and I hope this makes his day!
Teacher: Matthew Moyle, Clark High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Even though I’m not good at math, he still believes in me and pushes me to be my best. He is honest and funny and a great math teacher.
Teacher: Catherine Muir, Kenny Guinn Middle School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She constantly reminds us about the important things in life, gives us good advice, tells really interesting stories, and always has a good mood and when I go to school, I just know I will feel good in her classroom.
Teacher: Patrick Muldoon, Clyde Cox Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He has been the best teacher my son has ever had. He communicates with us almost daily and helps us come up with plans to get him back on track as he did virtual learning prior. He always rewarded him with fun things to motivate him and his class was so entertaining that my son didn’t have any other choice but to pay attention. My son loves Mr. Muldoon. He’s so dedicated to his kids and actually making sure they learn instead of just trying to do the bare minimum. He deserves this, he makes my son smile every single day!
Mr. Muldoon was the very first teacher my child had in face-to-face class and he helped my child go from hardly being able to write and understand what he’s reading to being put in an advanced reading class! He cares about each and every one of his students. He’s there for the passion, not for the money. He even found out within the first week of school my child needed glasses and he was soooo right. My child had severe astigmatism and needed strong glasses. I love him to death������
Mr. Muldoon has always gone over and beyond for his students. My daughter use to have him for second and third grade when he worked at a Charter School. When he left many parents withdrew their children to try and follow him. Mr. Muldoon helped me research schools that were best for my daughter when it was time to go to middle school. He did not have to do that, but he was invested in the future of all his students.
He makes me smile, because it gives me hope that there is a teacher out there that cares. I still keep in contact with him as to give him updates on how some of his past students are doing. He even writes encouraging notes for me to give to my daughter the importance of testing when he knows testing season is approaching.
I never experienced a teacher who took the time to do any of this until we had Mr. Muldoon. Wish this was not a popularity contest to pick a winner, as I feel he would have deserved this. Always putting others first and making sure to drive the success for all students.
Where to start! This teacher makes me smile every time I see him. I’ve never seen a teacher work so hard! He goes over and beyond to make his students feel included and safe. My daughters have had him, and I never worry because he has great personable and communicative skills. I know exactly what my daughters needed help with to continue their learning journeys and. The growth they were making.
Mr. Muldoon is also funny and creates a positive learning classroom. Makes me smile knowing there are great teachers still who have not given up on students like many did after the pandemic.
Teacher: Julie Munson, CC Ronnow Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? Ms. Munson made me smile whenever i was in her class she helped me with a lot of things and was nice about it she had 4 pets that she allowed us to play with one was a snake 2 lizards and 1 spider.
Teacher: Stephanie Murcia, Western High School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? She’s very considerate and really pushes everyone to try, she does her best to make class fun and productive and succeeds on a daily basis.
This teacher is a great friend but also a awesome teacher she works her hardest every day and never misses a day, she’s basically a mom to some of us students including me.
Teacher: Lynno Muro, Keller Elementary School
Why Does This Teacher Make You Smile? He makes me smile because he was super nice, nice to me he was my old teacher for a program, and he was super nice and he was funny.
Teachers play a significant role in our lives, and we are thankful for them and all they do for our community every single day. We understand how important their job is in student development and learning and know they work tirelessly to educate children and add value to their lives! Thank you, you are our heroes!