October 2013 Winner - Nicole Thurm
Williamsburg Jr Sr High School
Nicole Thurm is the best teacher I've had in my years of school. She was always positive and had a smile on her face, you could tell she truly loved being here, doing what she loves, teaching children.
I was never really into reading until I joined her class. She introduced me to reading for fun and I will thank her forever for that. She really cares about the children and doesn't want to see them fail. I truly believe that she will go as far as she must to help someone.
We had a bad thing happen one year. We lost a very good friend to a car accident and our class was devastated. Some of the teachers, it seemed, weren't affected by it but Mrs. Thurm, she felt what we felt and if we needed to talk, she was there. She helped us through that and we helped her as well.
Nicole Thurm is a loving and compassionate teacher that effects every ones life that she comes in contact with. I know that I will forever be changed because of everything she has done for me. She has made me a better person and because of that, I have helped people just as she has helped me.
She does this all to help kids succeed in their lives and she asks absolutely nothing in return. Mrs. Thurm is one of the best people I'll ever have the chance to have known and I want everyone to know the amazing person that is Nicole Thurm.