Paddock Road leader named Teacher of the Month
Matt Kock, 6th grade teacher at Paddock Road Elementary, has been named Westside’s Teacher of the Month for August.
Kock, who has been with Paddock Road for 19 years, was honored by the Board of Education and presented $100 thanks to Prime Choice Insurance and Courtney Callaway. Click here to watch as Mr. Kock learned he was Teacher of the Month!
A co-worker shared the following about Mr. Kock in her nomination:
- Matt Kock deserves Teacher of the Month! He has had a busy summer preparing Paddock for a successful 2017-2018 school year. He is a Paddock Road Team Leader, member of eMerge, WEA officer, not to mention dedicated husband and proud father! Over the years, Matt has been extremely involved in Westside as a member of the School Design Team, ACES program, personalized learning cohort, toolbox member, among many other committees. Matt has taught sixth grade at Paddock Road for 19 years. In my 11 years at Paddock Road, Matt has offered assistance to teachers in all areas and provided support to the leadership. He is willing to help do anything: from setting up a new printer on your computer to show you the best way to cover your table with whiteboard paint. He often invites others to social activities (not to mention host them at his home!); he provides input for effective teaching strategies, encourages collaboration among teachers, and more. He is welcoming and accommodating to all teachers, especially in the area of technology.Matt offered to take the lead this summer drafting the Apple Distinguished School iBook for Paddock Road as well as assist with any teachers who were hesitant about becoming an Apple Distinguished Teacher. He is always the first to jump when people need help with their computers or iPads, whether it’s something like troubleshooting a computer malfunction or explaining a new way to incorporate technology in the classroom.Matt is extremely hard working and brings enthusiasm and excitement to Paddock Road and Westside. He is most deserving of the August Teacher of the Month award!
Congratulations, Mr. Kock, and thank you to Courtney Callaway and Prime Choice Insurance for supporting Westside teachers!
With the help of local businesses, a special committee will select an outstanding teacher each month, nominated by students, parents and co-workers, to receive $100 and be honored by the Westside Board of Education. To nominate a teacher, or to support a Teacher of the Month award, please email Director of Communications & Engagement Brandi Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.