Shannon Alberts: “Teacher of the Year”

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Bailey Daynes

English teacher Shannon Alberts, who has taught at Sage Creek for four years, is Sage Creek’s 2018 “Teacher of the Year.”

Jake McAllister, Staff Writer

English teacher Shannon Alberts, who has taught at Sage Creek for four years, is Sage Creek’s 2018 “Teacher of the Year.” She was nominated by SCHS staff members.

A congratulatory email was sent to her Monday morning from Principal Cesar Morales. She smiled from ear to ear when she found out that she had been voted as the teacher of the year.

“I’m so honored to be recognized among my peers because I feel like I work with stellar, top-notch teachers. But, more than that, I recognize that I am a great teacher because of the students I teach,” Alberts said.

Junior Michael Croft, says he is grateful to have a teacher like Alberts, and he enjoys being  in her English class on a daily basis.

“She is a great teacher. She’s very approachable and friendly…you can tell that she genuinely cares about all of her students,” Croft said.   

English teacher Corrie Myers is the department chair of Sage Creek’s English department and is close friends with Alberts.

“It’s so awesome to see Mrs. Alberts being recognized and rewarded, she is a wonderful teacher and she is a great friend. I’m so happy for her,” Myers said.

Senior Jonah Varelli, who was in Albert’s English class as a freshman, was ecstatic when he found out that she was recognized by her peers.

“She is very deserving. I remember she had a very disruptive class freshman year, and it was very hard on her. Little did we know she was pregnant at the time, and she was dealing with our class while still teaching us. [That] was very impactful for me…it taught me to respect my teachers no matter what situation I’m in because they can always be in a bigger situation than me,” Varelli said.

Alberts is now Sage Creek’s representative for the district Teacher of the Year selection process, the same honor that was given to physics and engineering teacher James Fieberg last year.