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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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