Here at Greenwood our students and teachers are able to build solid relationships. We have so many greatly appreciated teachers who make coming to school not so much of a “have to” compared to a “want to”. School still is school and of course means is sometimes unenjoyable, but we as a student body are grateful to have the teachers who help make it a little more bearable.
I asked a large group of students at random if they would tell me who their favorite teacher was and why. These are the answers I received as a result.
My favorite teacher is Mrs. Novinger because she is super chill and we are always having fun in her class. She gives us lots of things to do such as labs.
Mr. Tomko because of his sense of humor.
Probably Mr. Tomko because he says the funniest things.
Mr. Folk, because he never makes class boring. He is always trying to brighten up the day with his humorous attitude.
Probably Mrs. Peterson and Miss Burton Because they make their lessons real and applicable to real life.
Mr. Tomko he’s Hilarious! Sweet and accepting of people and gives you chances when you know you’ve run out of them.
Mrs. Pedrick because she’s funny and down to earth and the nicest teacher I’ve ever had.
Mrs. Fry because she was fun but I still learned well from her.
Mrs. Jones because she is always there for me, she always has an open ear and is willing to listen.
Mr. Tomko because he is funny we get along great story teller does fun things in the school and he is like a good friend.
Mr. Tomko for never giving up on me and teaching me how to believe in myself.
Mr. Clark because he taught me to be kind and to always follow my passion no matter where it leads me.
Honestly I don’t have one
They have all helped me so much and worked with me so much that I really do not have one.
Tomko and because he makes the lessons fun and is down to earth with the students.
Mr. Clark because I have had more classes with him. He’s treated me like a daughter and shared so much wisdom throughout my high school career. I can never r express how grateful I am to have had him in my life.
Mrs. Pedrick. she’s really friendly and understandable.
Well I’d personally have to say Mr. McCoy because he keeps the attention of the class and focuses on making sure that everyone understands what is going on without making anyone feel embarrassed for not understanding a topic.
Okay well I’ll have to go with Mr. Clark because he goes out of his way to make you feel included and special. he always has something fun going on and his classes are never boring.
Mr. Johnson. Only ever struck me out once in wiffle ball.
Mr. Clark because he’s the man.
My favorite teacher is Miss Burton because she is such a awesome down to earth person who I aspire to be in life a fashionable, real, intelligent person.
Mrs. Nastasi because she’s the only teacher I have that still can teach good and have a good sense of humor.
Mr. Clark because he is the most nice guy
One of my favorite teachers is Mrs. Guarante because she is easy to talk to and always very kind. She is also always willing to provide help to me even when I don’t have her as a teacher. She is very funny and a great coach!
Mr. Weger because he doesn’t shy back from being himself but still teaches his students amazingly and had fun while doing it
Mr.Clark because he is always there and gives should advice! He truly care for each student he has.
Miss Burton because she tells the truth even if you don’t want to hear it.
Mr. Tomko because he’s always very helpful and makes sure every student understands the concept we are learning!!
Mr. Clark because he has a great sense of humor.
My favorite teacher is Mr. Tomko because he’s really understanding and helps you a ton if you need it.
Miss Burton because she doesn’t treat us like little kids and she always tries to make what she’s teaching relatable.
Mr. McCoy because he makes sure you understand the content and he puts a lot of effort into teaching us.
My favorite teacher is miss burton because of all of the funny stories she tells us.
Mr. Clark because he doesn’t give up on his students.
Miss Burton because she’s real and down to earth.
Mrs. Peterson because she is kind, understanding, funny, encouraging, informative, supportive and always willing to have a conversation.
Miss Burton because she is a funny teacher but stands strong and doesn’t let students change deadlines and tests. She teaches you to get ready for the real world. Also, she is always willing to discuss work, life, etc. With you.
Mr. Clark because he understands how to teach me and is like an older brother. He’s pushed me to succeed.
Mrs. Pontius because she is fun, kind, and compassionate. She really reaches out to her students to engage them into the class topics and get them involved in FFA or the Agriculture Industry. She’s understanding and “teaches instead of preaching.” Without Ms. Pontius, I don’t believe I would have found my niche in high school.
Mrs. Kahl because she was a big supporter of me in and out of school. She pushed me to be my best and she saw to it that I was.
Mr. McCoy because he is a great teacher and presents material in an easy to understand in helpful ways.
Mr. Clark because he is always in a good mood, always gets your attention by his obnoxious teaching style, and he always makes you smile.
Mr. Clark because he teaches the most interesting classes in my opinion and his teaching style always makes everyone enjoy the class and learn the material.
Mr. Clark because he is always involved with his students and tries to put everyone in a more positive mood.
Mr. Statler because he lets you work on whatever we want and his class is really fun.
Miss Burton because she can teach well get her point across but can still lighten the mood and have fun. Also she didn’t make us do the research project.
Mr. McCoy because he explains everything with detail and I learn very well from him. He’s really cool!
Mr. Clark because not only does he teach very well, but he is as concerned about his students academic success, as he is about their personal success.
Mr. Clark because he always finds a way to make my day better/happy.
Mr. Watts because he has a good sense of humor and he also keeps his class organized and in order.
All of the teachers here at Greenwood help to make our learning environment one we take joy in. With only asking the few students here everyone had a hard time choosing just one teacher who was their favorite. This in itself shows how much we all appreciate the teaching staff. This information concluded that being real, relatable and able to teach with details in an appealing way is what is most attractive to the students here at Greenwood.
A picture of our appreciation.
Teacher appreciation by: Madison A. Wise