This month's Top Notch Teacher hails from Holmen.
where her work with children in the special education
program is creating a life-long impact.
News 8's Leah Linscheid has the story.
I love what i do, I really do.
The passion Jackie Guetschow has for teaching isn't
hard to see.
She just is an amazing lady.
Amazing - that's how nearly all of Jackie's fellow
teachers at Viking Elementary describe her.
She has a way of conneting with students, getting
to know them, what their interests are and running
It's that connection with the kids first and foremost.
Jackie teaches in Holmen's early childhood special
ed program, that helps kids learn the basics before
going on to 4-k classes.
At this level what we really want is for them to be
able to get some of those life skills - I don't want
them to know their abcs and not know how to ask for
a glass of milk.
She's an inspiration to us and how 5640 the things
she does with kids - the way you see them go from
the begin to end of the year and the progress they
make, she plays a huge part in that.
Jackie has been teaching in this classroom for four
years now, but she says sometimes, she feels like
I've learned so much - I feel like each child treaches
me as much as I teach them.
And so from each child I get the lesson that helps
me to help the next child.
She's so caring towards the students, she really forms
bonds with the students with their entire family.
It's that dedication to her kids that makes Jackie
You can give the greatest lessons, but if the kids
don't know you like them and care about them and they're
the center of what you're doing - it doesn't matter
what activities you plan if your heart isn't there.
In LAX, LL, N8.
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