This year, American Education Week runs from November 13-19. Now is the time to recognize the people who work in public schools. Kelsee Arnold, a teacher at Broken Arrow Public Schools, said educators have a major impact on the children they teach or interact with on a daily basis. Arnold also understands that it takes a whole community to bring out the best in students.
“Teaching does not happen alone and everything that I feel I embody in my practice and in my beliefs as a teacher, I have learned from others. That’s kind of the beauty of teaching, it’s a compilation of a lot of different influences,” Arnold said.
Not only is student education a group effort of everyone in a school district, but Arnold said her students are also a huge inspiration to her.
“My students are 100% my inspiration for everything I do. I truly believe that what I do every day should be tailored to meet their individual needs,” Arnold said.
Arnold is also up for state teacher of the year in Oklahoma, but she says she wouldn’t be where she is without the help of her fellow educators. Arnold said she was honored and grateful that her community supported her and believed in her enough to allow her to win the award. Arnold also said she is grateful for the increased awareness of education, as it allows her and everyone else in the district to continue to have a positive impact on students.
. Broken Arrow Teacher nominated for award teacher year in Oklahoma