Paul Jenkins, Cottonwood Elementry

Apr 17, 2023, 2:38 PM | Updated: Feb 2, 2024, 10:12 am

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“Paul Jenkins is not just a teacher, but a true inspiration to his students and the entire community. As a second-grade teacher, Mr. Jenkins has gone above and beyond to make a profound impact on the lives of his students, especially those who were most affected by the challenges of Covid during their kindergarten year.

One of the remarkable qualities that sets Mr. Jenkins apart is his unwavering dedication to helping every student succeed. Despite the disruptions and setbacks caused by the pandemic, Mr. Jenkins has shown exceptional commitment and resourcefulness in adapting his teaching methods to meet the unique needs of his students. He has patiently worked with those who were struggling academically, providing individualized attention and support, and has helped them catch up and thrive. His creative and engaging lessons have ignited a passion for learning in his students, helping them overcome the hurdles they faced during the past year.

Mr. Jenkins’ impact goes beyond just academics. His kindness and genuine care for his students have created a classroom environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated. He goes out of his way to make sure each child feels seen, heard, and understood. His warm and approachable demeanor has made him a beloved figure among his students, and they eagerly look forward to coming to his class every day. He has built strong relationships with his students, fostering a sense of community and inclusivity, and teaching important life lessons about empathy, respect, and teamwork.

Mr. Jenkins’ extraordinary ability to connect with his students has not only improved their academic performance but has also instilled in them a love for learning and a sense of confidence and self-worth. His dedication to their well-being has gone beyond the classroom, as he has also been a pillar of support for their emotional and social development during a challenging time in their lives.

Paul Jenkins is an exceptional teacher who has gone above and beyond to make a lasting impact on his students’ lives. His dedication, kindness, and ability to inspire a love for learning are truly commendable. He has helped students who were the most behind due to Covid catch up and thrive, and his classroom is a place where students feel valued, supported, and motivated to excel. Mr. Jenkins is a true gem in the education field, and I highly recommend him as an outstanding teacher who has made a positive and lasting impact on his students’ lives.”

-Seth Dahle

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Paul Jenkins, Cottonwood Elementry