2021 Mason High School Teacher of the Year

Elizabeth Coleman

Please join us in congratulating Mason City Schools AP Biology teacher, Elizabeth Coleman, on being named the 2021 Mason Schools Foundation Above and Beyond Teacher of the Year at William Mason High School!

Elizabeth Coleman was not going to let a pandemic get in the way of teaching her students this year. As with all AP classes the amount of content students have to learn is taught in a much more condensed time frame. Mrs. Coleman went above and beyond to assure that her students, both in the classroom and those online in quarantine, stayed on track and did not fall behind.

Mrs. Coleman would regularly spend hours after school preparing detailed agendas and lesson plans to help her students prioritize their time and focus on their studies. She created interesting and engaging lectures and recorded them covering content taught in class for her quarantined students to watch. She even added extra content for everyone that time did not allow to be covered in class. When it was time for the AP exam she spent the week prior in daily hour long review sessions driven by student questions.

It is evident that Mrs. Coleman truly cares for each and every one of her students and wants them to be successful. She makes the effort to get to know them personally and is known to write hand written notes to everyone on their birthday.

Elizabeth Coleman clearly exemplifies the values of the Mason Schools Foundation and it was no surprise that she was nominated by one of her students who she greatly impacted this year! We are honored to present her with this award!

🌟 Congratulations Mrs. Coleman 🌟

Elizabeth Coleman with her award and MSF board membersCollage of Elizabeth Coleman

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