Meet KFM’s April Teacher of the Month: Sarah Scoggin

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105.3 KFM along with Galesburg Nissan congratulate Sarah Scoggin, April’s KFM Teacher of the Month. Mrs Scoggin is a 7th grade teacher at Lombard in Galesburg and was nominated by Casey Folger, a student in her class. As KFM’s Teacher of the Month, Mrs Scoggin receives the Big Red Apple Award along with a $100 gift card and other prizes courtesy of Lacky Monuments, Tompkins State Bank and Casey’s Party Creations. Here’s a little bit about Mrs Scoggin:

Where did you grow up?

Years teaching: 5th

Favorite Subject Growing Up: Art and Language Arts

Favorite Subject To Teach: Math (even though it was my least favorite subject growing up)

Favorite Food: I love Mexican food of any kind

Least Favorite Food: I can’t stand peas, not even a little bit.

My Favorite Movie: I love movies like the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games; really anything based on books that I have read.

On my spare time I like to: Knit and croche

And here’s what Casey had to say about Mrs Scoggin:

She always gives us advice,that not only connect to math, but that connects to our future life.  She always  says things like don’t give into peer pressure. When we do group things, sometimes others see our answers, and they differ from our answers. They then will change answers. She’ll notice, and she cares about not only our brains but our lives. I had missed a day of school and missed an entirely new lesson. The next day I was terribly confused. I raised my hand to ask for some help. She said to try to see if my group could help and then come to her at the end of class. I tried to work with my group but it just wasn’t working. I could only understand a little bit. At the end of class I went up to her and told her I was still confused. She said to come to her RTI class, the next hour. So, I came to her class in RTI and she sat with me and helped me. I finally was able to understand it. I was really glad she helped and that I wasn’t left out on a limb. It really helped because there was a test in a few days, so she gave me a few practice papers. In the end, I got an A on that test. Without getting that part of the test right, I would have had a C or lower.

As KFM’s Teacher of the Month, Sarah receives the Big Red Apple Award, a $100 gift card, and balloons. Honoring teachers who make a difference with the Big Red Apple Award from Galesburg Nissan, Tompkins State Bank, Lacky Monuments, Casey’s Party Creations and 105.3 KFM.