Winton Woods Primary North Principal Kevin Jones says professionals like Kelly Kennedy are hard to find. “She is not only an excellent teacher, diligently planning her lessons to target specific student needs (better known as differentiating the lesson), but she also is an amazing adult team member,” said Principal Jones. “When I think of Kelly, I think of a person who gives her all each and every day.”
“She is the type of person that you want on your team. She will volunteer to help anyone out at any time. She is at school every day ready to work with her students and to be the type of person that is always looking for ways to improve. She has a growth mindset and models the type of performance characteristics that you would want for any employee to have. Ms. Kennedy is a highly skilled EL (English as a Second Language) teacher who enriches the lives of her students and adds to our school instructional team in an impactful way. She is an excellent candidate for this award.” For this reason, Kelly Kennedy is Winton Woods City School’s teacher of the month for May.
To be nominated for the Skyline Teacher of the Month, teachers must demonstrate:
- Excellence in the Classroom by using instructional practices that support higher academic achievement.
- Motivation by encouraging and motivating students to surpass their expectations both academically and socially.
- Leadership by having a positive attitude with students, parents, colleagues and the community.
- Creativity and Imagination by demonstrating creativity in teaching in a way that inspires students to learn.
- Dedication by showing excellent attendance, punctuality and overall dependability.
- Communication by communicating effectively to their classrooms, parents, colleagues and beyond.
The Skyline Teacher of the Month Award is sponsored by the Forest Park Skyline, a business partner of Winton Woods City Schools. Teachers honored receive a Skyline gift card.
PHOTO CAPTION: May’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Kelly Kennedy is shown receiving her award from Board Vice President Katrina Rugless at the board of education meeting. Photo by Drew Jackson.