February’s KFM Teacher of the Month is Casey Cooper, a 1st grade teacher at Steele Elementary School in Galesburg. Casey was nominated by Meagan Mercado who’s daughter Jaylyn is a student in her class.
As KFM’s Teacher of the Month, Casey receives the Big Red Apple Award along with a $100 gift card and other gifts courtesy of Galesburg Nissan, Tompkins State Bank, Lacky Monuments, Cooks & Company, Art Defined and 105.3 KFM. Here’s a little bit about Casey:
Where did you grow up? Outside of Monmouth
Years teaching: 5
Favorite part of teaching: Watching something click with a student that they struggle with and then watching them just soar with confidence and ability.
Favorite Subject Growing up:Math
Favorite Subject to Teach: Math
Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes
Least Favorite Food: Seafood
My Favorite Movie: Safe Haven
My Favorite TV Show: The Bachelor
My Favorite Book: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
My Favorite Sports Team: St Louis Cardinals & Chicago Bears
During My Spare Time I Like To: Spend time with my kids and play volleyball
You may be surprised, but I’m really great at: I like to exercise. I’m into kickboxing
Here’s what Meagan had to say about Casey:
I would like to nominate Mrs. Cooper because she is such an amazing teacher. She has gone above and beyond for my child. When I asked about tutoring for my daughter, and she informed me the school did not offer tutoring services for 1st graders, but she offered her own personal time an hour each week to work with my daughter. I would just love for her to know that she is the true definition of a teacher, and we appreciate her so much. A teacher like Mrs. Cooper deserves recognition of her hard work and determination.
Congratulations Casey Cooper, February’s KFM Teacher of the Month from Galesburg Nissan, Tompkins State Bank, Lacky Monuments, Cooks & Company, Art Defined and 105.3 KFM.
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