Suzanne Messinger named Teacher of the Year

Suzanne Messinger has been named Teacher of the Year at Kula Elementary School by the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay. Voting was done by the teaching staff at Kula and Messinger was the unanimous choice of her peers. She was presented with a certificate and a cash prize and was treated to lunch at the Rotary meeting on May 17.

Some of the comments of her colleagues about Suzanne include: “Sue inspires and motivates her students with hands-on/active learning curriculum that is fun.”

“She goes above and beyond in all of her work activities.”

“I feel very privileged to work with such an intelligent woman.”

“Sue sets all of her pride aside when it comes to honoring other people’s strengths.”

“She goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

Kula Elementary Principal Lisa Mireles said, “We are so proud of Suzanne and think she is a great representative of all our teachers who are contributing to the wonderful learning that is happening at Kula this year.”


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