Congratulations to our SkyView Apple Award-nominated teachers and staff members!
SkyView proudly shouted out our 31 Apple Award nominations every day through the month of December on our Facebook account. We are extremely privileged to have so many incredible faculty and staff here at SkyView!
We are excited to announce our 2024 SkyView Apple Award Representatives, Kelly Schettler and Lisa Mortimer!
Please read their nominations below and be sure to congratulate them if you see them around the school. They will attend the Apple Awards ceremony on March 30th.
"It is my honor to nominate Kelly Schettler for the Teacher Apple Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of education. Kelly is an exceptional teacher who has dedicated her life to inspiring and nurturing the minds of her students. Kelly has been a teacher for over 20 years, and during this time, she has demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect with students and create a positive learning environment. She understands that every student is unique and has different learning needs, and she goes out of her way to ensure that each student receives the attention and support they need to succeed.
Kelly is a master of her subject matter and brings an infectious enthusiasm to her classroom. She is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage her students and make learning fun. Her students consistently report that they love her class and feel inspired to learn. One of her current students told me, “Mrs. Schettler is a great teacher, she is always willing to help me. She's also really funny which makes class better." And one of her former students said, “Mrs. Schettler is an amazing teacher and is never mean. She always has great activities that other classes don’t do. We also all love her very much.”
Not only have I had the opportunity to work with Kelly as the Principal, but I also taught with her at another school and my children, who are 30 years old and 28, were lucky enough to have her as their first grade teacher. What I saw as a parent was her learning enthusiasm, not only for her students but for herself, she deeply cared for my children and all of her students in her classroom. A former parent said this about Kelly, “Mrs. Schettler was my daughter's 3rd Grade teacher. This was the first full year back in class after Covid, and she immediately exuded the warmth and compassion that she carries through every school year. Throughout the year, with patient commitment, Mrs. Schettler developed confidence and passion for learning in my student that had disappeared through the difficult pandemic times. Mrs. Schettler's dedication extends far beyond 9 - 5 and comes straight from her heart and her students feel it.”
Beyond her classroom, Kelly is a mentor to other teachers and a leader in her school community. She is always willing to lend a helping hand or share her expertise with others. She joined me in an ice bucket challenge and sang Karaoke to students in the cafeteria, which were incentives I had to carry out during a fundraising month. Her colleagues describe her as a team player who is always looking for ways to improve the school and the lives of her students.
In summary, I believe that Kelly Schettler is an exceptional teacher who deserves recognition for her contributions to the field of education. She is a true inspiration to her students, her colleagues, and the community at large. I strongly urge you to consider her for the Apple Award."
"I nominate Mrs. Mortimer because she gets so excited about math that she makes me want to learn more about algebra. She explains things super well and always tries to help if I don't understand something. If anyone needs help, she goes out of her way to help that person understand math.
I have had her for two years, and I can truly say that I have never had another teacher who loves teaching, the subject, and the grades she teaches more than Mrs. Mortimer. She is the perfect balance of fun and work. The more I learn from her class, the more I want to learn.
I am a grade ahead in math and was scared when I started 8th grade math in 7th grade. Now, as an 8th grader in algebra, I love math because Mrs. Mortimer's love for her subject is contagious." See the video submission for Lisa Mortimer here.