Excellent Educator: Lisa Mansell At Forest View Elementary
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There is a saying in education, “It takes a big heart to shape little minds.”
Lisa Mansell has been shaping little minds for over 30 years. As a kindergarten teacher at Forest View Elementary in Forest Lake, Mrs. Mansell introduces the kids to their first school experience.
She does it with a lot of genuine care, which makes Mrs. Mansell this week’s Excellent Educator.
“They come to school with a smile on their face,” Mansell said about her students. “On days I’m grumpy or tired they still love me and love what we’re going to do in school.”
Her students enter the school year with a lot to learn.
“We’re learning how to read, learning our letters, to learn how to put sounds together, learning how to write,” she said.
And by the end of the year, they’ve picked up some skills, and some confidence.
“I didn’t know how to paint and now I paint real good,” said one student. “My teacher taught me.”
But the whole time she’s teaching, her secret is building relationships.
“I think I get into their hearts and find things out about them and they know things about me and we come to school and have a great time together and they go home to their families and tell them something they’ve learned,” she said.
And the parents have taken notice, after all it was one who nominated Mrs. Manzell for this award.
“It’s humbling, I’ve have 650 kids I’ve taught, I’ve met wonderful parents, families, colleagues,” she said. “To know they look back and find something in me that made a difference in their lives, it’s humbling.”
Kindergarten 2017-2018! Welcome class of 2030!
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
Do you have a child who will be joining us in Fall 2017 for Kindergarten?
You may download and complete the enrollment forms and submit them to your child's school in a number of ways:
1.) Fax them to 651-982-8260
2.) Scan them to email@example.com.
3.) Enroll in person at the District Office Welcome Center, or at the Forest View Elementary office.
In order to assure we have adequate staffing in place for Fall, please register by February 28th!
Spanish Immersion in Kindergarten
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Strengthening a Positive Climate for Learning
New District-Wide Bullying Prevention Form Available
In a continuing effort to prevent bullying and quickly deal with any bullying that occurs, Forest Lake Area Schools has launched a new district-wide procedure for identifying and reporting bullying behavior. If you believe that your child, or a student you know is being bullied, please fill out this Bullying Reporting Form. The form can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed before it is turned in at any school office in the district. Paper copies of the form are also available at each school building and the Community Education office. For more information about bullying prevention in Forest Lake Area Schools, visit the bullying resource page here.
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