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...Home Sense of Community Kickapoo High School Teacher: Lynn Coffey
...Kickapoo High School Teacher: Lynn Coffey
took the abilities I had and transformed them to productivity.Where originally I was unfocussed and lazy, with his
help I bit the bullet and strived to achieve: working so hard to redeem my GPA, being elected to my high school leadership Cabinet, being chosen as graduation commencement speaker, and attaining countless leadership positions.I was even voted Most Likely to Succeed by my class!What a polar opposite to the failing 16 year old I was when I first met this great man." Those are the words that a former student used to explain why Lynn Coffey of Kickapoo High School is a great teacher.KSMU's Missy Shelton spoke with that former student and Lynn Coffey himself for this feature.
...Lynn Coffey is the chair of the Business and Marketing Department at Kickapoo High School in Springfield.He
teaches computer courses, not always the most exciting material.Students say there's something special about Lynn Coffey
that sets him apart as a teacher.
sponsors the program at Kickapoo
uses the program to reach out to students who maybe haven't found their niche.Coffey
says it's easy for teachers to like motivated students,it's harder to reach out to those kids who need extra encouragement.Many of Coffey's students participate in FBLA competitions at the state and national levels.They've had great success in the competition and have earned national recognition.But he
students to know that those awards are not the most important achievement.Coffey
begins developing a relationship with his
students on the first day of class.Coffey
students to enjoy his
class and to start thinking about what they want to do in the future.