Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Lacy Ryerson

According to Centerville Elementary Principal Teresa Ritzel, fourth-grade teacher Lacy Ryerson is relatively new to teaching. She switched from a career in journalism to become a teacher.

According to parent Teresa Coker, Ryerson made the right move.

“I’ve never seen my daughter so enthusiastic about school or her teacher. Mrs. Ryerson brings life to the classroom and makes learning FUN,” wrote Coker in her email to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign.

Does she make learning fun?” Dr. Spence asked Ryerson’s fourth graders during a surprise visit to Centerville to recognize her.

“Yes!” they exclaimed in unison.

“100 percent!” added one student.

Coker’s letter also praised Ryerson’s daily communication with parents as well as her compassion for and understanding of students.

“The school year is coming to an end and both Emma and I are a little sad. If only Mrs. Ryerson could teach fifth grade next year,” concluded Coker in her letter.

In addition to sharing the email Coker sent to, Spence presented Ryerson with a gift from the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Thanks to campaign sponsor Ocean Breeze Waterpark, Ryerson received a 2017 season pass.

To read more about how Ryerson is making a difference in the classroom or to share your thoughts about a great teacher, visit the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers website.

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