Position: Second Grade Teacher School: Draper Elementary School
School District: Canyons School District
City, State: Draper, Utah
About the Nominee: Ms. Madsen is a mentor to her peers, an impactful educator to her students and a consultant to parents. She is both a good listener and communicator. The parents of her students say it best:
"After having a rough year last year in another school, my son ended up behind in reading and math. She recognized his struggles and now has some interventions going on in the classroom for my son to catch up."
"She measures her students daily based on behavior and whether or not they are on task. As parents, we get to see if our student was well mannered, engaged and learning every day based on the color of the owl stamp on their paper each evening. My daughter has such a wonderful, positive learning environment and is thriving as a result."
"Ms. Madsen is a fantastic educator! She is a perfect example of high expectations mixed with lots of praise and fun! She pushes her students to do their best and offers lots of resources to make it happen! She is flexible and meets kids where they are at but lets them know that they can always do better! The kids feel loved and confident in themselves. My son went from being tentative about his education to feeling like he was smart, capable, and comfortable about school."
"Miss Madsen's dedication to her career shows in the care and concern she gives her class. Miss Madsen is truly a pro in the art of connecting with her students and offering each one the support they need as she encourages them to progress."