Velke and studentsWho would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Miss Velke,” writes Essence, Kiara, Tyler and Tessa, all seventh graders at Monticello Middle School.

How does this person make a difference in your life?

Essence says, “She lets all students work at their own pace and gives opportunities for us to express our creative side, whether it is giving ideas or explaining a topic or answer.”

Kiara says, “Mrs. Velke helps make the things we are learning in class more clear and understandable. She is always there to answer your questions and help you with your work. She is a very good teacher.”

“She helps us with our work and is nice,” says Tyler.

“She is a great teacher that takes the time to help you in every possible way she can and has a positive attitude that makes everyone happy. And, when she teaches something that is usually boring, she makes it fun,”  says Tessa.

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.