Impact Award Winner: Middle School Teacher Raena Monks

Impact Award

Tremendous work is done across our school community to create extraordinary opportunities for Wyoming students. Middle School Teacher Raena Monks exemplifies excellence in her work to empower Wyoming students with the knowledge, perspective, and skills essential for success. 

In her work, Mrs. Monks:

  • Creates active and engaging learning experiences for students.

  • Inspires creative and critical thinking, communication, and collaboration

  • Values student, teacher, staff, and family relationships.

  • Understands the importance of feedback.

  • Supports student and staff member social and emotional well-being.

In the words of those who nominated Mrs. Monks for the WCS Impact Award:

Mrs. Monks is the kind of teacher we hoped for when we moved to Wyoming.

Raena is an outstanding leader not only for her students, but also for her cohort of teachers.

She often reaches outside the box to spark interest in her students while meeting curriculum standards and presents material that is relevant, beautiful and challenging.

Not only does she inspire academic excellence (her class is not easy and she demands a lot from her students) but she also cares tremendously about their overall well-being.

It can sometimes be difficult to capture the attention of 13- and 14-year olds and adequately engage them in school work. Mrs. Monks does this with ease.

My son says “she tries to make us better people.” They discuss the importance of integrity, of being kind to others, to think critically and to know they can make the world a better place.

She incorporates a sense of humor into her daily teaching.

She is willing to assess what is not working, determine the reason, and try a different method.

We could not have asked for a better teacher.

I could not be more grateful for her guidance or her example.

The WCS Impact Award recognizes staff members who are making a positive impact in the lives of the students, families, and staff of Wyoming City Schools. Please use the link below to complete a brief form to nominate a WCS staff member to be recognized for their exemplary work to empower students and other staff members to be their very best:

Impact Award: Educator Nomination Form

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