2021 Mason Middle School Teacher of the Year

Lindsay Nealis

Please join us in congratulating Mason City Schools 7th grade math teacher, Lindsay Nealis, who was named the 2021 Mason Schools Foundation Above and Beyond Teacher of the Year at Mason Middle School!

For many, coming to the middle school can bring on feelings of anxiety and fear of the unknown. But teachers like Lindsay Nealis immediately make the transition exciting and smooth.

Mrs. Nealis is well known for being an amazing math teacher. She goes above and beyond every day in her classroom making learning exciting and ensuring that her students feel safe to take risks as learners. She is also known to often sacrifice her lunch break to meet with students who need one on one instruction to better understand a lesson. If you ever have the chance to visit Lindsay‘s classroom you will observe how evident it is that her students have fun while learning new math strategies and concepts.

One parent, who was planning to opt her son out of taking the honors math MAP test, was surprised when he asked her not to. She commented, “I was stunned since I had figured he would gladly opt out!” He had been working hard with Mrs. Nealis and wanted to prove to her and himself all that he had learned and that he could raise his math score.

It is known that culture is the foundation for what our school district is built on and Mrs. Nealis exemplifies Comet Culture in all she does. For this and many other reasons Lindsay Nealis stood out for this recognition.

🌟 Congratulations Mrs. Nealis 🌟

Lindsay Nealis with her award and MSF board membersCollage of Lindsay Nealis

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