MackeyWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mr. Mackey,” writes Alejandra and Jaxyn, eighth graders at Monticello Middle School.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Jaxyn says, “I can not even begin to explain how Mr. Mackey has affected me this year as my science teacher. I am fortunate enough to start my day off with him, and he makes my day start off great. Not only does he teach us science, but he teaches us life skills. He tells us inspirational speeches all the time, and we can feel what he is saying in our hearts. Mr. Mackey is by far the best teacher I have ever met. He has impacted me so much this year and I am very grateful to be able to have him as a teacher.”

Alejandra adds, “He makes school more interesting and engaging. His class is a great way to start my day. He inspires me to be the best I can. ”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.