Jinks Middle School Math Teacher Wins Golden Apple

By: Meredith TerHaar Email
By: Meredith TerHaar Email

This week's Golden Apple winner teaches advanced math at Jinks Middle School.

Mrs. Fowler was nominated by a student who writes:
Mrs. Fowler is an amazing math teacher! In her class, you feel like a part of a family. Every single time you go in there, you'll laugh at least once. She makes learning fun and easy.

"What I do with my students usually is I make them laugh. I get their attention by making them laugh and then we move on, once I have their attention we move on," Nicole Fowler, advanced math teacher, said.

"I think one of the things that makes Mrs. Fowler an awesome teacher is the relationships she establishes with her students; they know that she really cares about them. She goes that extra mile to make certain that they understand the math concepts that she is teaching and it's something they are able to go of course to high school and realize the positive difference she made in their life through the positive instruction she provided," Britt Smith, Jinks Middle School principal, said.

"Mrs. Fowler is a really great teacher she cares about your grades and she always works with you to make sure you understand the material. The way that she explains it to you. It's very simple, she makes it seem alot easier than when you see the first problem," Hannah Pool, the student that nominated Mrs. Fowler, said.

"She'll do notes and then give she will give us examples of each type of problem and then we have those notes to refer back on for our homework the next day she checks them so if you have questions you can ask her about it," Alena Peterson, student, said.

"I enjoy the kids, especially middle school kids, typically for the last number of years ever since I've been at Jinks. I teach the same number of kids two years in a row. I teach them in advanced math and algebra one. It's fun to watch the transition from 7th grade to 8th grade. They are just a completely different personality by then," Mrs. Fowler said.

Reporter: How does it feel to be nominated by a student and to win this award?
"I am so honored. I'm very honored," Mrs. Fowler said.

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