Featured Teacher: Gina Hodges
School: H.G. Temple Elementary School
Location: Diboll, TX
Help us to shine a light on a deserving teacher by nominating today. ?
Our November 2018 award goes to Gina Hodges, from H.G. Temple Elementary School. Clarisa Miranda and Adam Benigni had a chance to catch up with this Featured Teacher in her second grade classroom in Diboll, TX.
Gina has been recognized in the past, twice receiving both the H.G. Temple Campus Teacher of The Year and Diboll Independent School District Teacher of The Year, and Texas Tribute Teacher of The Month. “I just want to thank everybody,” she said. “It means a lot to me.”
Nominated by her caring and supportive daughter, Gina tells us “It’s a lot of work… I love what I do, and it’s nice to be recognized for what you do. It’s an honor to represent our school and our community in such an awesome way.”
When asked how she maintains her motivation day after day, Gina Hodges says ”It’s the kids. Getting to know them and what drives them, and trying to reach each type of learning style. We sing, we dance, we cheer, we march, we make up songs. I want my kids to be well-rounded, and I want them to have a passion for giving back to our community.”
Teachers Rule! ?
Here at Sleep First, we think teachers are some of the best people around. When we think back, many of the highly memorable moments of our lives were influenced by a great coach or teacher. These dedicated educators are the foundation of our future, shaping the minds of our children day after day, and we wanted to find a way to say thanks!
In recognition of our appreciation, Sleep First has partnered with East Texas Matters to reward an exceptional teacher each month of this school year.
We’re collecting nominations on our website, and surprising one lucky teacher with awesome prizes to help them get a better night’s sleep. This monthly award of recognition is presented to a special teacher in one of our local East Texas communities.
At the end of the school year, we’ll be selecting one lucky Teacher of The Month as our Official Sleep First Teacher of the Year! This grand prize includes a brand new Tempur-Pedic mattress, and comes with some serious bragging rights. Nominate a teacher today!