The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library recognized Mrs. Kim Hammer as the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Hammer teaches fourth grade at Reeds Spring Elementary School.
“Mrs. Hammer is an innovative thinker and brings a high level of energy into her teaching,” said Reeds Spring Elementary School Principal Laura Weber. “She maintains high standards in her classroom while using a positive, supportive approach with all students.”
Many fourth graders mentioned that they love science in Mrs. Hammer’s class because they learn about exciting things and do fun activities.
This is Hammer’s sixth year at Reeds Spring Schools. Before teaching fourth grade, she worked with fifth-graders at Reeds Spring Intermediate School.
Other teachers highly value and respect Mrs. Hammer. She serves as a mentor to new teachers and is always willing to share ideas.
“Mrs. Hammer is excellent at motivating her students and providing a safe place to reflect on their efforts and learn from errors,” said instructional coach Jennifer Bookhout.
District administrators believe Mrs. Hammer is extremely deserving of this award and they feel fortunate that she is part of the team.