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Teacher at NC Elementary deserves extra praise

Well, she didn’t make it to the “Best Teacher’s List,” but I’d like to nominate Mrs. Linda Johnson, second-grade teacher at Nevada City Elementary School. Two years ago my daughter came to the United States, not speaking but one or two basic words of English.

She was brave, but also shy and not used to the many changes in her life that had occurred in coming to America. Mrs. Johnson (and wonderful Principal Mrs. Barry), helped my daughter to feel at home, going far out of their way to do so on many occasions. Mrs. Johnson helped Katy learn to read and converse so well, that people rarely notice any differences between her and a child born in the U.S.

In fact, because of her careful instruction, and because she made learning new things so interesting and so much fun, my daughter has progressed from the second-grade level to sixth-grade level within these past two years. I feel this is primarily due to the fact that her initial experiences in school were so positive.

Our thanks to Mrs. Linda Johnson and Mrs. Barry of Nevada City Elementary School!

Dianna Simmonds-DealCoeur

Nevada City

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