This month's Top Notch Teacher comes to us from Emerson
Elementary in La Crosse.
Second grade teacher Jackie Gostsch Gauge is known
for her up-beat .
and can-do attitude.
4NAT: Love it! Love it! What are you going to tell
the second graders in her class are much more than
14NAT: Here's an easy one friends.
and being with her friends everyday .
is something she's wanted since she was their age.
JG: 2- I had awesome teachers when I was young, I
wanted to be like them when I grew up.
Porter: She's a good teacher.
JG: 2- So I feel like I've been very blessed that
I've been able to follow my dream and me passion to
Jackie started in the La Crosse district nearly 25
years ago ...
7NAT: Oh good I'm glad you went to school!
and has dedicated lots of her time before school .
after school .
and even on the weekends .
to making sure all of her friends live up to their
JG: 6- I do a homework club on Tuesday's and Thursday's
with a small group of friends, just to give them some
Usually math, writing, reading help.
With all the extra time spent helping her friends
sometimes lesson planning gets pushed to the weekend
but that's no a big deal.
JG: 8- 'It's all about making memories' and the extra
time that I put in is really devoted towards that.
Goetsch says teaching has always been her joy and
12NAT: Doesn't that just make you think 'dun dun dun'
and she doesn't expect that to change anytime soon.
JG: 13- I want my room, and I think it is one of my
strengths, to be just the most comfortable and joyful
environment for my kids so that they can learn because
you can learn so much more and so much easier if you
feel safe and happy.
Besides the homework club .
Goetsch Gauge does a program called books for breakfast
where kids put on a reading show for their parents