The Jeffs’ Best Award was created by the Fairbury Public Schools Board of Education to highlight and celebrate the great work of our staff.
On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Kristi Peterson, Jr.High math teacher, as the April recipient of the Jeffs’ Best Award!
Some of the comments made were: “In addition to Kristi’s years of service to the district, I can specifically speak the caliber of Kristi’s influence as a teacher in the year I’ve
been here. Kristi and I have had several conversations about student expectations, and she’s given me some great ideas on how to help meeting the specific needs to students in this district. It’s clear she knows the students well and is invested in helping them achieve their potential. Kristi works tirelessly with students before school, after school, and during Hammer Time to ensure students are held accountable and given every opportunity to learn. This is a tedious and tiresome task and she does it with incredible resolve.
In previous schools, I have worked closely with teachers on the verge of retirement so I’m familiar with how some choose to spend their last few years in a district. If you have a conversation with Kristi, witness her interactions with students, or step foot in her
classroom, you would never know Kristi is retiring this year. She is just a dedicated, innovative, and passion filled as teachers in the early years of their careers. I know I don’t have years of experience in this district, but I feel that provides with me a unique perspective. Fairbury Public Schools is blessed beyond measure to have a teacher like Kristi Peterson and her absence will be felt among students and staff alike. I think it would be fantastic if we could recognize her service.”
second to none. As a teacher, she is always quick to help any student out even if that means giving up some of her own time. Kristi has given countless years coaching, teaching, mentoring others, supporting, and helping our district be the best that it could possible be. I am truly thankful to know Kristi and take every chance I get to absorb all the knowledge I can from her. She is one of the best people I have ever had the privilege to know and one of the best Jeffs around!!!”
Kristi will receive a $25 gift certificate and will be eligible for a drawing for a $100 prize in May! As always, we want to thank everyone for their nominations! The BOE will make a new selection prior to the May meeting.
Anyone in Jeffland is invited to nominate any Fairbury Public Schools Employee by filling out the form below: