Beatrice instructor makes historical past in room 226
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – If you look again on the academics that impressed you, it won’t be the fabric they knew, however quite the way in which they bonded to you. Maybe that is how they helped you develop as an individual. And that is precisely what our Golden Apple 10/11 winner for April does: educate historical past and produce it to life in room 226.
It has been mentioned: “Whereas we learn historical past, we write historical past”. And the historical past instructor, Mr. Jeff Kezeor, does greater than flip the pages, he’s inspiring.
Jason Sutter is the principal of Beatrice Excessive College. Sutter mentioned Mr. Kezeor is an lively listener. He attends the actions of his pupils and he helps every pupil to develop as an individual, to make his personal story.
This native of St. Paul, Nebraska began his instructing profession at Weeping Water, then at Omaha Bryan and now he calls the Beatrice Orangemen dwelling.
Sophomore Colton McGill nominated Mr. Kezeor for the award.
“Mr. Kezeor brings nice vitality to the historical past and examine of the corridor,” mentioned McGill. “He is very interactive with the scholars. He is an excellent particular person, and he is positively making an influence on everybody. the scholars right here, I feel, not simply to be higher folks, however to come back out and make a distinction.
Senior Kaiden Thomas mentioned Mr. Kezeor even makes the school room enjoyable!
“I might say he is a reasonably interactive instructor,” Thomas mentioned. “He’s tremendous useful and useful. The time I’ve spent right here is tremendous pleasing.
Mr. Kezeor solely talks about his college students. He combines historical past and humor and is nourished by the vitality of his college students. He usually says: no drama in 226!
“It is simply my foolish little factor that I inform children after they get there on day one, however it’s humorous the way it stays with them by the years,” Kezeor mentioned.
In fact, academics need their college students to be taught and expertise this ardour for a topic like historical past. However turning into a really memorable instructor goes even additional.
Kezeor mentioned, “I feel the best factor I get from instructing is simply bonding with children, seeing them develop into younger adults, and seeing their enthusiasm after they be taught issues.”
Kyle Kolm is Jeff Kezeor’s good friend, and he additionally teaches historical past proper subsequent door.
“Crucial factor with Jeff, Mr. Kezeor, is that he places others first,” Kolm mentioned. “He is all the time prepared to assist, sits on a lot of committees, oversees heaps of highschool extracurricular actions, and actually places a robust emphasis on constructing relationships.
Principal Jason Sutter noticed how Mr. Kezeor takes time, his personal time, to get to know his college students.
“They know he is an lively listener,” Sutter mentioned. “He is somebody they will discuss to, not simply historical past, however life basically, and they’ll get some nice recommendation. He is a stable particular person.
Generally simply recognized for doing a very good job, a stable job can imply the world for a instructor who conjures up the long run by instructing historical past in room 226. No drama … simply historical past making.
The Golden Apple 10/11 Award is sponsored by Doane College School of Training.
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