By Anna Skinner
Mary Robison, a fifth grade teacher at Westfield Intermediate School, was nominated as Market District’s Teacher of the Month for November by sixth grade student, Jenna Kingma. Kingma was in Robison’s Oak Trace Elementary class in fourth grade, and when Robison began working at WIS, Kingma had her for fifth grade, too. Since Kingma is no longer in Robison’s class, the two celebrated with a private pizza party between the two of them on Dec. 1, and Market District also awarded Robison with a $50 gift certificate.
Here is Kingma’s essay: Mrs. Robison was my fifth grade science and social studies teacher at WIS. She is my favorite teacher because everything in her class was fun and energetic. Every single morning when we came into the room she was always there to great us at the doorway, and when we left she still had the same smile and was sending us our farewells for the day. She made sure that everybody understood it without any complications before any of us moved on. When she would teach she would explain things very, very well. We studied explorers for a long time. We all had to make maps, dress up, or give presentations. After each and every one of her 93 students (counting two other classes) gave their speech they had to write she ALWAYS gave positive feedback no matter what. Out of all my six teachers at WIS, Mrs. Robison by far is the best and my favorite teacher that I have ever had.