Each week during the school year, K103 and Concordia University will honor a local educator. Each week, our honored educator recieves:
$103 Gift Card from Office Max provided by Concordia University
Crystal Apple Award is a beautifully sculpted reminder of achievement and commitment to students and education, sponsored by K103 and Concordia University
World Foresty Center Field Trip - a free Discovery Museum field trip at the World Forestry Center for up to 70 kids.
Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship winner will be randomly drawn from this year's Educator of the Week honorees. Teacher education has been the cornerstone of Concordia University for more than 100 years, and this scholarship is one way that Concordia joins students and the community to thank educators for all they do!
All of this year's weekly winners of the EOW are eligible • scholarship redeemable for one graduate or undergraduate course up to three (3) credits, with selection from among all courses available at Concordia University on-campus, online or off-site. • Course selection will be on a space available basis • winner must be qualified for the courses they select. (For example, someone without a bachelor's degree would not qualify for a graduate level course.) • The course must be started within 12 months of the award. • Fees and books are not included. • If a recipient chooses not to take a course, there will be no monetary compensation or reimbursement, and there will be no cash reimbursement if a recipient withdraws from a course for any reason. • Additional restrictions may apply.
Heidi Green is a Kindergarten teacher at McBride Elementary in St. Helen's. This is what her nominator, Melissa Dueck, a parent and classroom volunteer, had to say about Heidi:
Ms. Green is a wonderful teacher. She is fun, bubbly, and the most energetic teacher you have ever met...even after 15+ years teaching! She teaches two classes of kindergarteners every day, morning and afternoon. I volunteer in her classroom every other week and have had the privilege of watching her in action! Heidi is a master at keeping her students attention while taking them through the school for various activities. She uses a clever clapping technique and they follow her perfectly, attentive, and just slightly bobbing down the hall--following their teachers bubbly personality; I think they are just having so much fun they don't even realize they are following the hallway rules! She taught her total of nearly 50 students how to 'sign' and 'sing' an entire song...the song is more than three minutes long and my daughter (age 5) can sign the whole thing on her own at home... amazing! She sends home a weekly news letter “Spots News” which she uses to fill parents in on the week activities and encourage parent-child interaction by providing worksheets to do over the weekend. She sends home a 'homework' folder once a week with work to do and work already done, kids bring it back and Heidi takes the time to make sure every student gets a unique sticker on the front; the goal, to fill the entire front and back with stickers. This is so exciting for students to see the rewards of following directions and following through! “Spot” is her unique class mascot, a plush lady bug toy with its own bag, toothbrush, reading book, and journal. Spot goes on “field trips” to each students home, can stay for a night or two, and sometimes gets a trip in the washing machine. Kids brush Spot's teeth with his toothbrush, no toothpaste/water of course, but you get the idea. This is all in the instructions that come with Spot for his overnight trip. It encourages reading to 'Spot' by parents with the book that comes with, and the journal provides a page for each student to draw a picture and write what Spot did during the trip to each students home. There are so many other ways Heidi keeps the kids involved and encourages learning. All the kids love her, all the parents love her. I once mentioned out in the community that we have the best kindergarten teacher...the reply "oh you must have Ms. Green". Heidi Green has truly captured the teaching role and purpose to the fullest.
Congratulations Heidi Green from K103!