Category: Student Voices 2017

Calise Gillespie, 10th grade

“Without my teacher, I wouldn’t have the courage or patience to get good grades in his class. Whenever I’m in a bad mood, he talks to me and makes me smile. I wouldn’t be as successful in his class if he wasn’t providing the support he has. He has inspired me to become a civil

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Luke Utke, 11th grade

“Dr. Mo is a great teacher because she allows you to expand on experiences and lets you take things to the next level. I ended up bringing my work home because I loved it so much and she let me grow in that direction. She understands the complexity of the program and is very accepting

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Nicolas Mares, 4th grade

“I love my teacher because she helps me and teaches me new stuff. My teacher has a great brain and does amazing things. She is a really nice teacher!” Name: Nicolas Mares, 4th grade Teacher: Gail Newhall School: Godsman Elementary

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Jazmin Espinoza Garcia, 6th grade

“I love my teacher because she doesn’t judge anyone’s things, such as artwork. Plus, she is always very happy and I’ve never seen her without a smile. My teacher has taught me to read in Spanish and she has taught me to finish all my work and never give up.” Name: Jazmin Espinoza Garcia, 6th

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Madeus, 3rd grade

“A teacher is a person who creates an environment around you to build character traits like compassion and tenacity. My teacher has inspired me to become a lawyer because when she teaches us how to argue with evidence and convince others, she teaches us to do so in a respectful way, like ‘I disagree because

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Hunter Morris, 4th grade

“Without Ms. Butts, I wouldn’t know much and I wouldn’t pass fourth grade!” Name: Hunter Morris, 4th grade Teacher: Emilee Butts School: Oakland Elementary

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Abby Williams, 4th grade

“I love my teacher because she is fun and we get to go on field trips. I know Ms. Lynn loves me because every time I do my work she smiles and tells me, ‘Good job!’ She cares about me no matter what!” Name: Abby Williams, 4th grade Teacher: Ms. Lynn Malie School: Doull Elementary

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Dempsey Frandina, 1st grade

“My teacher has inspired me to become a builder because she taught us a lot about building with shapes. I learned that a box is a cube.” Name: Dempsey Frandina, 1st grade Teacher: Ms. Elizabeth Bromley-Vogel School: Downtown Denver Expeditionary School

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Jazzmine Cotton, 12th grade

“My teacher has taught me that I have to try harder than him and that has helped me lose the vocabulary word ‘can’t.’ Because of Mr. Reynolds, I always try harder rather than give up. A teacher is someone who cares about their students academically and personally.” Name: Jazzmine Cotton, 12th grade Teacher: Mr. Donald

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Brysen Jaramillo, 6th grade

“My teacher has taught me how to be happy and joyful even when things are going wrong. My teacher inspires me by how far she has made it in life, and that lets me know I can do it, too!” Name: Brysen Jaramillo, 6th grade Teacher: Annie Jones School: Bear Valley International

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