2023 Mason Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Please join us in congratulating Mason City Schools 3rd Grade Teacher, Jami Conway, on being named Mason Schools Foundation 2023 ‘Above and Beyond’ Teacher of the Year at Mason Elementary School.
Mrs. Conway is finishing up her 32nd year of teaching. Most of her experience has been in the 3rd grade classroom, where she currently teaches all subjects. She has also taught preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.
Mrs. Conway graduated from the University of Louisville and went on to receive a Master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. She also has her Gifted Teaching Endorsement. She and her husband have been married for 32 years and have two daughters. In her spare time, Mrs. Conway enjoys biking, walking, gardening, decorating and cooking.
Mrs. Conway cares about her students in a way that extends beyond the classroom. “She’s interested in her students as a whole; emotionally and academically,” shared parent Kanasha Reyes, who nominated her for this award. “Confidence is a missing ingredient in so many classrooms and she sees the value of having students who believe in themselves.”
We had the opportunity to speak with Mrs. Conway after presenting her with Teacher of the Year. She said, “Teachers have so many roles, but I feel like the most important role of the teacher is to make personal connections with each student.” She went on to say, “I also feel that it is important to not only teach academics, but to teach the students how to be good citizens and learn how to solve conflict. Those skills, along with academics will help them throughout life.” Kanasha Reyes could not agree more and added, “My daughter has grown leaps and bounds because of the safety, love and concern from her teacher. It allows everyone to feel cared for and focus on achieving success at school.”
It is evident that Jami Conway goes Above and Beyond, both in and out of the classroom each and every day. “We have so many wonderful teachers (in the district) who show up and work hard to do these things every single day. That is why I feel honored to have received this award because I feel like every single teacher that I work with at Mason Elementary deserves it.” shared Mrs. Conway.
Congratulations again, Mrs. Jami Conway. You exude the values of the Mason Schools Foundation and it was our honor to present you with Teacher of the Year at ME!
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