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Kay Durfey Kanesville’s Own HONORED 2013 Nelson Winner

KayKay Durfey – Kanesville Alternative Learning Center. Kay started with the Council Bluffs School District in August of 1992. She received her BA from Creighton University in 1987 and has taught Language Arts at Kanesville Alternative School – now known as Kanesville Alternative Learning Center – during her entire tenure. Prior to joining the Council Bluffs School District, Kay taught Language Arts at Holy Family School in Lindsay, Neb., and was a substitute teacher with the Council Bluffs Community School District.

“Kay is a dynamic teacher who incorporates technology and relevance into all of her lesson plans. In her English class, Kay requires students to read a classic novel, but she doesn’t tell them why the novel is still relevant to their daily lives,” said a nominator. “Instead, Kay has the students develop their own inquiry projects based on what they’ve read.”

“Kay actually understands life and situations we kids go through. When I wanted to give up and quit school, Kay didn’t give up on me. She kept pushing me and wanted to see me succeed,” an anonymous student said. “I wouldn’t necessarily call her a friend, but she is someone I can truly go to for anything – even an ear to listen. I might not have done my best in her class every day, but no matter what, she never once told me to get out or quit. I adore her for that.”

“I can talk to Kay about anything,” another student said. “She doesn’t judge me – she just gives me advice.”

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KayKay Durfey – Kanesville Alternative Learning Center. Kay started with the Council Bluffs School District in August of 1992. She received her BA from Creighton University in 1987 and has taught Language Arts at Kanesville Alternative School – now known as Kanesville Alternative Learning Center – during her entire tenure. Prior to joining the Council Bluffs School District, Kay taught Language Arts at Holy Family School in Lindsay, Neb., and was a substitute teacher with the Council Bluffs Community School District.

“Kay is a dynamic teacher who incorporates technology and relevance into all of her lesson plans. In her English class, Kay requires students to read a classic novel, but she doesn’t tell them why the novel is still relevant to their daily lives,” said a nominator. “Instead, Kay has the students develop their own inquiry projects based on what they’ve read.”

“Kay actually understands life and situations we kids go through. When I wanted to give up and quit school, Kay didn’t give up on me. She kept pushing me and wanted to see me succeed,” an anonymous student said. “I wouldn’t necessarily call her a friend, but she is someone I can truly go to for anything – even an ear to listen. I might not have done my best in her class every day, but no matter what, she never once told me to get out or quit. I adore her for that.”

“I can talk to Kay about anything,” another student said. “She doesn’t judge me – she just gives me advice.”

Click the link to read the story

http://bit.ly/14OtqF4

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