BK MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER NAMED EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Congrats to Bishop Kearney English teacher Ms. Jessica Prinzing for being named the Monroe County Firemen’s 2015 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR . Seven of Ms. Prinzing’s middle school students last spring won awards on the Firemen Prevention Essay Contest and BK students have won 1st place the last 2 years. Ms. Prinzing is a Bishop Kearney graduate and this award is a testament to her dedication in the classroom and her ability to inspire the next generation of BK scholars.
Alan Way, from the Monroe County Volunteer Fireman’s Association says no other teacher can match that record. “It shows her dedication as a teacher, and shows her inspiration to the students that they are coming up with a good program.”
Jessica tells her students writing is everything. “If they want to be heard, they need to be able to make a statement and get all their ideas down and develop those ideas is the big thing we focus on.”
Ms. Prinzing is living a dream. She’s a Kearney grad who always wanted to return home. “And I came here for junior high and high school, and as soon as I was done with college I came back. It’s everything. It’s family.”
And now she’s part of the firefighter family too. “I’m floored. I don’t know what to say. It means so much. I mean I always send it right back to the kids. They’re the ones working so hard. It means a lot to be recognized though, it really does.”
Ms. Jessica Prinzing is a wonderful educator and is a living example of our school motto “DO ALL THINGS WELL”.
Kearney students are blessed to have you as their teacher. CONGRATULATIONS MS. PRINZING ON A WELL DESERVED HONOR!