One special, inspiring teacher was surprised with the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award at a special assembly at Weed Elementary School last week.
Tami Frisbie, who teaches at WES, was nominated for the award by Cindy Cheffey, the parent of one of her students. During the award presentation, Cheffey said, “I had some great teachers as a student. Now my concern is that my children are given that same experience. I have been blessed to have had one of those unforgettable teachers in the life of my daughter for several years. Now we are able to give something back.”
Frisbie was chosen to receive the award out of 70 nominees from Siskiyou county. She was presented with a certificate of commendation as well as a $100 Wal-Mart gift card to be used in her classroom, and a $1000 grant to be used in a WES school program.
“I was very surprised,” said Frisbie. “All the teachers at this school are wonderful... I’m humbled to have been singled out, but I really want to share it with all the teachers here.”
WES principal Tag Pimentel said Frisbie is a great teacher who is patient, understanding, fair, and firm. “She puts in a lot of hard work,” he said. Not only does Frisbie teach full time and coach both cross-country and track, but she goes above and beyond to help students any way she can. “It’s exciting to have a Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year here at our school,” said Pimentel, “and it’s great to have been a part of it.”