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Amy Sorensen, Lions Teacher of the Month October 2019
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October 24, 2019


Dear Ely Lions Club and White Pine County School District,

It is my great pleasure to nominate Amy Sorensen as the October 2019 teacher of the month. 

Ms. Sorensen is starting her fourth year as a teacher at McGill. She began as an Alternative Route to Licensure candidate, which required her to sacrifice a great deal of time and energy before becoming a fully credentialed teacher.  Ms. Sorensen worked diligently on all of this coursework during her first three years at the school, excelling in it while always giving maximum effort in the classroom as well.

Ms. Sorensen is a leader at McGill. She is constantly working to hone her many natural gifts and talents, which along with a great attitude, allow her progress towards the district’s vision of world class learning.  She is innovative; she is passionate; she is persistent; she is collaborative; she is inquisitive; she is a problem solver; she is respected among her peers.

Ms. Sorensen inspires her students through her own passion for literacy.  They see her enthusiasm and it is contagious. This allows her to work with them to refine their writing.  Examining their work is evidence of their commitment and her skill in ensuring their learning.

Ms. Sorensen is very much concerned about her students and their growth both emotionally and academically. She is an advocate for them and is always thinking of ways to improve her craft in order to improve her students. She is not only receptive to feedback but seeks it out. She recently started a group for staff members to watercolor together once a month as part of her commitment to nurturing the culture of the staff and supporting her colleagues.

She is also a great asset to the community. Many years ago, she helped start and continues to be a main force behind the White Pine Children’s Art Festival, which brings together dozens of local artists and hundreds of students for a week long summer extravaganza. 

Ms. Sorensen is an incredible teacher.  She deserves this wonderful recognition as Teacher of the Month!



Robert Bischoff, Principal