Meet May’s KFM Teacher of the Month

May’s KFM Teacher of the Month is Melissa Agar, a Speech and Drama teacher at Monmouth/Roseville High School. Melissa was nominated by Allie Wise a student in her class. As KFM’s Teacher of the Month, Melissa receives the Big Red Apple Award along with a $100 gift card and other gifts courtesy of Galesburg Nissan, Tompkins State Bank, Lackey Monuments, Cooks & Company, Art Defined Studios and 105.3 KFM. Here’s a little bit about Melissa:

Where did you grow up? Galesburg
Years teaching: 18
Favorite Subject Growing Up: English & History
Favorite Subject To Teach:
Literature, but especially Shakespeare
Favorite Food:
Mashed Potatoes
Least Favorite Food: Pickles
My Favorite Movie: Tootsie
My Favorite TV Show: Saturday Night Live and Cheers
My Favorite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
During My Spare Time I Like To:
Workout and do theatre
You May Be Surprised But I’m Really Great At: I’m good at trivia

Here’s what Allie had to say about Melissa:

What sets this teacher apart from others?
Ms. Agar is a wonderful woman throughout the whole musical time period and even losing 30 hours of rehearsal time she had faith in us! She helped push us to make us become the better people we are today! She also stands for her students, when they have a problem she is always there for us! I believe that she is so deserving of this title!!

What is one thing this teacher does that is not in their job description but they do it anyway to help you or your child?

She is always there no matter the time of day if you have a problem she will be there for you! She doesn’t have to be she always does! No matter who it may be!

Give an example of a way this teacher has helped or impacted you or your child

She helped me when I was stressing about the musical she sat down with me and told me how much she believed in me and how deserving I was for the part over all she is a great woman!


Once again congratulations Melissa Agar – May’s KFM Teacher of the Month!

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