Campus Elementary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Kimberly Muske

Kimberly Muske
Shadow Oaks Elementary
5th Grade

Education
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with minor in History, May 2001
Region IV Alternative Teacher Certification, Spring 2005
University of St. Thomas, Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, December 2012

Teaching History
Shadow Oaks Elementary, 5th Grade, 2007-Present

Total Years in Education - 8 ½ years upon the completion of this year

In her own words . . .

“My biggest motivator is when students tell me that they understand something, or that they ‘get it’ after I teach a lesson. It is also motivating when students tell you they don’t want to stop the lesson when we need to transition to the next task for the day. Students who tell me they love math and science this year also inspire me to create lessons that I know they will not only learn from, but that they will enjoy.”

In the words of others . . .

“On any given day, you will find Ms. Muske in her classroom very early in the morning preparing her lessons and working long into the afternoon hours tutoring students, mentoring colleagues and student teachers, or sponsoring student clubs. Come to Shadow Oaks on the weekend and you will find her time to our students at our Super Cool Saturday School.”
- Julie Baggerly, Shadow Oaks Elementary Principal

“Ms. Muske is compassionate and nurturing. She was there for my son when he doubted himself. Now, she is there for my daughter. She is an advocate for her students, always aware of what is going on in her classroom because she is so involved with her students.”
- Ida Gibson, Shadow Oaks Elementary Parent

“During her Thanksgiving Break and the weekends leading up to the Winter Break, Kimberly spent time making a pillow for each of her 43 students. This gave them the message that she really does care about every single one of them.”
- Anne Marie Thomeer, 5th Grade ESL, Shadow Oaks Elementary

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