Last week at board meeting, Mr. Mendenhall received a Nebo PEAK award (PEAK stands for Positive Energy And Kindness).
Tim Mendenhall, Teacher, Rees Elementary
Nominated by: Amy Darrington
“Tim Mendenhall is one of a kind. I just watched a lesson that he gave about volume and weight. Students were pretending to be Fed-EX delivery people and had to decide critical information about their ‘packages.’ The lesson was hands on, and students were weighing objects and figuring volume to decide if they would float or sink in water. Students were engaged and loved every second of the lesson, while learning how to apply the content material in their lives. This is one small example of how Tim teaches. Students learn in his class because it is exciting and applicable.
“Tim is a critical part of the culture at Rees. He is the ‘go to’ for any project that needs to be completed. He painted a phenomenal set for the ‘Lion King’ play, wrote a grant for science funding in sixth grade, taught the photography class for our Artist in Residence program, set up and decorated for the Christmas store, and planned our Healthy Living Week. Tim does all of this because it benefits students. He never seeks personal recognition, he just wants students to be successful in school and in life.”