5 CHS math teachers nominated for PHF Teams Teacher Award

January 28, 2016 | Deanna Fincham

There were 14 teachers total but 9 of the teachers nominated for Paul Hsu Foundation Teaching Excellence Awards in Math and Science are Crestview High School teachers. This article is part 1 in a series of articles about all 9 of the CHS teachers who were nominated.

The CHS math teachers that were nominated are Miranda Del Pozo, Angela Fortune, Sandi Bufkin, Patricia Miracle, and Linda Parker.

One of Mrs. Fortunes students said “She is a good teacher and she deserves the award, because she does a good job at her job and deserves to be shown off to everyone at how good of a math teacher she really is, she don’t give up on any of her students until she gets them to reach a certain point she pushes them not to give up. She is really great at her job and deserves this award, and I hope she gets it.”

As a student myself of Mrs. Del Pozo I think she deserves this award more than any teacher. She pushes us in math. If we don’t understand she helps us understand even if she has to go over it again and again. After school she does tutoring or any other days she can fit in to help you, she will do one on one with you if you’re not comfortable talking in front of the class. She has old worksheets you can do to work on the material and help you refresh your memory. She uses them as bonus points also. She makes sure you don’t give up, if you give up she is right beside you, pushing you to keep going because she will help us until we do get it. She doesn’t give up on any of her students. She deserves to be nominated for this award and win it.

One of Mrs. Miracle’s students said “She is an excellent teacher and is great at her job and presenting material that helps the class understand what we’re doing. She makes math fun for us students and we actually enjoy math instead of complaining about it, and everyone who has her thinks she should win this award.”

One of Mrs. Parker’s students said “She is a good teacher. She works with all of us and she explains everything to us instead of leaving us stranded. She does good at her job and none of us students hesitate to ask her a question.”

One of Mrs. Bufkin’s students said “She always gives us time with our work, and explains it too us. She lets us work together to see if it helps us and comes around the room and helps us on our weak points. When we go over our homework if we have a question on it, she works out the problem and explains it then when she is done she asks if we have seen our mistake. She asks us what we did wrong to clear it up for anyone else that made that silly mistake and to know not to make it again or try to prevent us from making it again. She helps a lot of her students the best she can and the best way she can. She deserves this award so so much! I really hope she wins. Everyone that has her hopes she wins, she doesn’t let any of her students down and she pushes them to reach their goal and to be where we need to be at like the exact level. I hope she just wins this award.”

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