Our teachers touch the hearts and minds of our students and inspire them to be the best they can be for God, for themselves, for their families and for their communities. There are no words that can fully express the gratitude we feel for the outstanding service, love and commitment shown by our dedicated teachers.
To show honor and appreciation for our great teachers, Independence Mission Schools created the St. John Neumann Teacher Impact Award – the highest award granted by IMS to a teacher. Teachers are nominated by Principals, teachers, parents and/or students at their schools for their outstanding commitment to education using innovative and best practices in instruction, motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning and having a positive influence on their colleagues.
Our very own 3rd grade teacher, Rhonda Scarbrough, was one of five teachers to be presented with this award during our summer Professional Development days!
The words of her student and a parent say it all: “Ms. Scarbrough makes us happy, excited, serious and motivated. She makes learning fun and she tells us how important education is for us.” “Ms. Scarborough’s love for her students is always present. She is strict, yet loving. She shares her love for God and my son has truly grown academically and spiritually under her guidance. My son always says, ‘I love to learn because my teacher makes me want to be smarter’”.