SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Thanks to her Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students, Amanda Ressler is the October honoree of B104’s Teacher Salute program.
More than a dozen students nominated Ressler for the award, which the radio station presents each month to kindergarten through 12th-grade instructors in the greater Lehigh Valley. Ressler, who teaches English in LCTI’s Academic Center, is B104’s first winner of the 2016-17 school year.
In their nominations, students described Ressler as “the coolest English teacher ever,” “super fun” and “very dedicated.” They said Ressler’s got a fantastic sense of humor, doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is and will do just about anything to help a student learn, even rap.
Here’s a sampling of the comments students submitted with their nominations:
“She’s very creative when it comes to teaching. She keeps us busy, engaged and interested in every lesson. I enjoy being part of her third period class here at LCTI. I believe she really deserves this award.” – Wanda Suarez
“She is special to me because she knows how to get through to her students. She has her rules like every other teacher does, however, they are not overboard. She’s a teacher and a friend.” -Jeilynn Garcia
“She is special because she shows sympathy; she helps when we need help. She doesn’t give up on our education; she’s very loving.” – Zakiyah Riley
B104’s Mike & Steph of “Mike & Steph in the Morning” announced Ressler’s big win on the radio earlier this month. Then on Tuesday, they stopped by LCTI to deliver Ressler’s prizes, which included a Little Cesar’s Pizza party.
In addition to lunching on pizza with Mike, Steph and her students, Ressler received a $250 gift certificate from Meera Salon & Day Spa in Whitehall Township, a B104 T-shirt and a framed certificate.
Congratulations, Ms. Ressler! We’re lucky to have you at LCTI!