It's the KEZ Teacher Feature supported by the Arizona State Fair!
This month’s incredible educator is a kindergarten teacher from Copper Creek Elementary School in Glendale!
We are so excited to introduce you to Lisa Hoelzen who has 34 years experience in early childhood, a Master's degree from NAU, an Early Childhood Endorsement from ASU, a Gifted Endorsement, and is National Board Certified in Early Childhood.
Mrs. Hoelzen has been at Copper Creek for over 25 years teaching Kindergarten. Her teaching is incredibly fun and interactive and revolves around themes! Each theme has her children learning reading, writing, math, social studies, the arts, science, health and technology. Some of her classroom's themes include apples, bears, pumpkins, plants, animals, holidays and customs from other countries, life cycles, and so much more. Mrs. Hoelzen also conducts "Being There" experiences that include visits to the Phoenix Children's Museum, Snow Day on the campus' playground, and a pumpkin patch!
Mrs. Hoelzen was nominated by the parent of a current student saying, "My daughter is one of the very lucky students in her class this year. Mrs. Hoelzen is the absolute best teacher ever. The love that she has for her students and teaching is like no other. She goes above and beyond every day teaching her students. On the first day of school, she took time out of her busy day to connect with every parent in the class, to let them know how much she enjoyed the first day with her students and what an amazing year they are going to have. Her bubbly personality is so contagious and she is so patient, kind and supportive, and makes learning fun, which encourages her students to try harder. She makes every student and parent feel like family. Mrs. Hoelzen is the reason that my daughter looks forward to going to school every day. Her reputation throughout the school is nothing short of extraordinary. Whenever her name is brought up in conversation through parents, current or past students, everyone has nothing but fabulous things to say about Mrs. Hoelzen. She is truly THE BEST and was made to teach. It is incredible to see how much my daughter has grown throughout the year and how much she has learned. Mrs. Hoelzen definitely deserves to win the Teacher of the Month Award!! I think if you asked any teacher, principal, student or parent at Copper Creek, they would not disagree."
If you would like to nominate an extraordinary teacher in your life, you can HERE!