Melissa Fennekohl, Upper Twp. Elementary – Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Melissa Fennekohl, the Lite Rock Teacher of the Month for June, 2021.
Ms. Fennekohl is a third grade teacher at Upper Township Elementary School in Marmora.
She was nominated by her student Liam Teeney's mom, Christine, for doing an excellent job of engaging her son while teaching him virtually and on a hybrid schedule this year.
According to Mrs. Teeney…
"Liam insisted that Ms. Fennekohl should be the Lite Rock Teacher of the Year. In his words, she is "THE most patient teacher ever". The hybrid schedule and virtual instruction has been hard on Liam as a third grade, highly energized kid.
But Ms. F makes online learning fun with scavenger hunts, dress up days, read alouds, and, even virtual BINGO. It is clear to my family how much she cares for my son and we are so thankful to have her."
Hear my conversation with Ms. Melissa Fennekohl, below.
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Thanks to these South Jersey businesses for helping us recognize the Lite Rock Teacher of the Month:
Lite Rock will give the winning teacher a $50 American Express Gift Card courtesy of the all new Matt Batt Nissan, on the Black Horse Pike, next to Home Depot and online at mattblattnissan.com.
Little Italy Pizzeria & Restaurant in Northfield will also give the winning teacher a $50 gift card for a delicious meal.