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For your March Teachers First award winner, teaching is a family affair

Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 22:05:02-04

PUEBLO – For your March Teachers First award winner, teaching, it’s a family affair.

Amy Thielemier has been teaching for the past 18 years at Goodnight School in Pueblo District 60. Her fellow teachers nominated her because she has built a culture of academic excellence and a caring climate.

One of her students says that she can tell if he is bummed out or doesn’t feel well and will help him through it.

Ms. T isn’t the only teacher in the family, she says that 20 plus members of the Thielemier clan have been teachers, including her mom.

“I grew up in the classroom with the mom, helping her do borders and cut things and it’s just in the blood,” she said.

She is not only a Teachers First award winner, but she was also just named a Colorado Teacher of the Year.

“I love to read and what better way to share reading than to teach kids how to read,” she said.

Thielemier will receive a Sala Brava gift card, a free happy hour and money for classroom supplies.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding teacher, just click on this link.