Kathy Detweiler, 2nd grade teacher
Reason for nomination:
Mrs. Detweiler goes above and beyond in her classroom to create a positive and welcoming environment for her students. She cares about her students and their interests and shows kindness to them each and every day. Her students also show a lot of growth in their academics throughout the year. She instills confidence in them that they are capable of great things.
What do you love about working at Dalton Local Schools?
There are many things to love about being a part of this great school community at Dalton. The students are inquisitive and creative, and I love watching them develop and grow throughout the year. I’m thankful for supportive parents who are involved with their child’s education, and a community that cares about our school. I also get to work with amazing teachers that inspire and challenge me all the time.
How did you get to where you are today?
I started teaching at Dalton after all five of our kids were in school here, and have spent time in second grade and the middle school. I always knew I wanted to teach, and had many experiences at camps, summer workshops and church that gave me the joy of changing a child’s life for the better. I have a passion for finding what makes each unique child discover the thrill of learning and helping to unlock their potential, because of teachers and mentors that did this for me.
Tell us one interesting little fact about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.
In the ‘80s I spent a summer in Ocean City, NJ making funnel cakes on the boardwalk all day. I also lived for a time in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, and caught fish from the river for supper. I have never made a funnel cake or caught a fish since then.
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