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Teacher of the Week

On a daily basis, I am blown away by the work of educators the world over. Not only am I lucky enough to have crossed paths with inspirational teachers throughout my life but many of you share your stories of incredible people you’ve had the joy of encountering – people who are changing the world one student at a time. Every Thursday, I will share a new “Teacher of the Week” and invite you to submit your nominations below.

TOTW WILL PAUSE OVER CHRISTMAS AND RESUME IN 2019

Your Nominations

Mr. Gunnar Tietge

Mr. Tietge is the choir director for both Santa Fe junior high and Santa Fe high school. He works tremendously hard to make sure his student are as prepared as they can be. Especially when it comes to UIL or TMEA. He has inspired students like me to pursue my dreams and take action no matter what people may say about you. “It’s not bragging if it’s true!”

Brian Stevenson

He brings humor and so much joy to choir. I’ve never been happier than in his classes. He’s been a father figure for years to me and others should know how amazing he is.

Josh Markham

He is always devoted to making beautiful music with all of our choirs and never gives up. He sees the best in all of us and is an amazing conductor. Mr. Markham inspires me every day to sing better and try my best.

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Nominate a Teacher

There are thousands of incredible educators out and there and I invite you to submit your nominations. Who you nominate is your choice – it could be anyone from your kindergarten teacher to your college professors.

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