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Posted November 13, 2017

Teacher of the Month Kim Dubbs, Sombra Del Monte ES

Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation recognize some of our outstanding teachers.

Kim Dubbs is the Pepsi/APS Education Foundation’s Teacher of the Month for November. Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation have partnered for the past eight years to recognize a few of the district’s outstanding teachers for their contributions to the classroom, school, and community.  In their second year, Flying Star Café is recognizing our teachers by donating a gift card.

The Foundation randomly selects one APS school each month, and that school’s principal or staff chooses a teacher to be honored. The teacher receives a $100 check from Pepsi, a $50 gift card from Flying Star Café and acknowledgment on the APS website, Facebook page and electronic billboards.

They receive a small token of appreciation but represent the many outstanding teachers in Albuquerque Public Schools.

Meet Kim Dubbs:

 Transcript:

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Kim is a team player here at Sombra, she
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always has been, she volunteers to do
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student council and peer mediation she's
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always there for her if I need her if
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the staff needs her and she's really a
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teacher leader here at Sombra Del Monte.
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When I was growing up all my heroes were
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teachers and so, all my teachers that
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had a major impact in my life are
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still my friends to this day which is
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kind of cool, but I always looked at
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teaching and I thought it was so cool
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that those were the people that had such
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a big impact on children and when
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they’re, when they're growing up and they
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have all these great ideas, who's there
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to nurture all those ideas and help them
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grow. Kim is phenomenal and she builds a
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relationship with each one of her
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students in a way that's unknown because
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she also builds expectations so high and
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her kids rise to those expectations
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thing I want them to think of when they
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leave and they've moved on and they look
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back on 5th grade, I really want them to
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stop and think, you know I worked really
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hard in Mrs. Dubbs class but I had fun
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and I accomplished things that I didn't
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believe that I could when I first
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started in her class
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that's what I want to see for me I hope
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that when I look back that I've
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contributed to this next generation of
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students and made them critical thinkers
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with caring hearts,  so kids who will earn
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a dream big dreams and that are lifelong
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learners but they're always curious they
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always want to learn more they always
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want to take risks and so I hope that
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what we do in this fifth grade class
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carries on for the rest of their life
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and then they look back on that know
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that they were really cared about here
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they were loved and they were cared
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about and they were able to take risks
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they were safe to take risks
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