2021 Mason Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Christine Toth

Please join us in congratulating 3rd grade teacher, Christine Toth, who was named the 2021 Mason Schools Foundation Above and Beyond Teacher of the Year at Mason Elementary School.

This year Mrs. Toth left the traditional classroom setting to teach 3rd grade students whose parents chose online learning during a global pandemic.

One parent raved, “We have always been impressed by the wonderful teachers at Mason City Schools, but Mrs. Toth definitely exemplified what it meant to go above and beyond this year!”

Mrs. Toth is known for being hard-working, understanding, flexible and patient which was important to ensure a smooth transition to virtual teaching. With almost double the number of students that she would have had in a classroom setting, Mrs Toth also made the transition for her students look effortless! She did a wonderful job making them feel comfortable and excited to learn in an online environment.

Conducting live lessons to reinforce asynchronous videos and spending one-on-one time with each student to personally get to know them and assure they understood content was part of Mrs. Toth‘s daily routine. She also knew the importance of having open communication with families. It was impressive how Mrs. Toth would make changes throughout the year to the way she would teach by working with families and encouraging their feedback to maximize learning for her students.

Mrs. Toth also understood that having a social aspect to the school year for her virtual students was just as important as their academics. Several times during the week she would host a “lunch bunch” where her students could have lunch together, talk and just be kids!

To sum it up another parent said, “Mrs. Toth’s kindness, understanding and positive attitude made this year one of the BEST my child has ever had. Mrs. Toth is gold in our book!”

🌟 Congratulations Mrs. Toth 🌟

Christine Toth with her award and MSF board membersCollage of Christine Toth

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