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A first-year Guilford High School teacher earns Teacher of the Week honor


The first year is often the hardest for most teachers, with creating lesson plans and adjusting to life in front of the classroom. But I caught up with one Guilford High School science teacher who has already made a name for herself, as she is honored as this week's Teacher of the Week.

Ms. Kelsey Lovgren is described by Guilford administrators as energetic, organized and focused, something that pulls the attention of her freshmen science students.

"The freshmen, they're so fun themselves and if you just give in to that a little bit, then you can kind of grasp them and pull them into the actual instruction part of the lesson, but just showing them that science can be fun, that a lot of them haven't really seen that before," says Lovgren.

Ms. Lovgren started at Guilford last year, half way through the year, but administrators say her short time in the classroom has already made a big impact on students.

"She has an innate ability to show them that it matters, and that she cares about them learning her subject or the subject that she's teaching," says Assistant Principal Matt Kascio.

But Lovgren didn't always want to be a teacher.

"Actually I did want to be a doctor," Lovgren says. "And then I sat down and I thought about it myself, and I thought, you know, that's not really the path I want to take. And so I want to be the teacher and hopefully inspire the students to be the doctor that I never was."

But with the encouragement of a former science teacher, Lovgren has found her niche.

"I had a wonderful science teacher myself, who really made it easy for me to understand, which i never thought it was before that, so once he made it easy to understand, I was really inspired to be just like him."

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