2016 Teacher of the Year: Fannie Andrew

2016 Teacher of the Year: Fannie Andrew
Posted on 09/15/2016
This is the image for the news article titled 2016 Teacher of the Year: Fannie AndrewThe Lower Kuskokwim School District is pleased to announce that Fannie Andrew has been selected as this year’s recipient for LKSD Teacher of the Year. Fannie has taught and worked for the District for the last twenty-five years. She is a hard worker, who has made a positive difference and impact on her community. Fannie inspires her students, colleagues, and the parents of her students. She is a well-respected teacher, who mentors new young teachers coming in to the educational field.

As a teacher, she has taught grades 2nd to 12th. She has taught self-contained classes from grades 2nd to 6th. She also has taught junior high to high school Social Studies, Language Arts, and Yuuyaraq classes. While working at the District Office in Bethel, Fannie was a teacher mentor who has helped to develop countless Yugtun curriculum materials in Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, Yuuyaraq, and she was a key player in helping to create the Yugtun CBM Assesssments.

For the past five years, Fannie has been teaching 2nd-3rd grades in Dual Language in Tuntutuliak. The school community has been blessed to have her as one of our teachers serving our students with honor and fidelity for many years. Fannie has built positive personal connections and long lasting relationships with not only her students and their families, but her colleagues as well. She is flexible, dedicated to her role as a teacher, and hard working. These traits help drive Fannie’s fuel for the love of teaching. She is often at school working late nights and on weekends creating lesson plans, providing extra support to her students, and planning with her dual language colleagues.

Fannie has kept the traditional way of life in her teaching and more importantly, helped incorporate it in her lessons so students understand thoroughly what she is teaching in both the English and Yup’ik languages. She has worked tirelessly throughout her career and truly helped to better our children’s educational process over the years. Retiring at the end of last school year, Fannie will be greatly missed but her inspiration and dedication to our district will forever live on in our hearts.
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