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English with Mrs. Brown

Classroom Spotlight

“English with Mrs. Brown”


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     With the first quarter of school behind us, it’s time to learn about another dedicated teacher at Pekin.  Today I will share with you the story of Mrs. Brown, who is new to Pekin this year.  If you walk through the halls in the high school, you will most likely see Mrs. Brown deep in conversation with students.  After all…that’s her passion! 

    Mrs. Brown has joined the English department this year where she helps to inspire our young people. Teachers don’t join the profession for fame and glory.  They join because they want to make a difference.  Mrs. Brown is no exception.  Her classroom is an extension of her home, where students are safe, encouraged, and pushed to do great things.  If you were to walk into Mrs. Brown’s classroom you would likely see happy students reading and writing…not just because they “have” to but because Mrs. Brown has made it “enjoyable”.  Students are allowed to have discussions about the books that they are reading and are pushed to think outside the box.      

     Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Brown molds students in the areas of speech and drama.  She is directing Pekin’s play, “Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less” which runs November 18th at 7:00 P.M. and November 19th at 3:00 P.M.  Students have been genuinely excited to work on the play this year.  Students, staff, and families have seen how compassionate, empathetic, and positive Mrs. Brown is with her students.  She continues to inspire our young people as well as our staff at Pekin.  A fellow colleague added, “Mrs. Brown is an amazing addition to the high school.  She has already established strong relationships with the students. It is evident she is passionate about what she is teaching which shows in her effort and attitude when she teaches.”

     Mrs. Brown is building those bridges between students and families to improve lives in and out of the classroom.  When students were asked about Mrs. Brown’s classroom they responded with, “She makes boring books fun.” & “I hated to read before I took Mrs. Brown’s class.  Now I like reading lots of different books.”  It is evident that Mrs. Brown exhibits Panther Pride!