KIMT's Teacher of the Year decided to learn sign language for deaf student

“In my 40's, I never thought I’d be learning sign language, it's a beautiful language."

Posted: May. 10, 2018 7:11 PM
Updated: May. 11, 2018 7:50 AM

KIMT News 3 - Amy Mitchell, from Lincoln Elementary School in Osage, still can't believe she's being honored twice from one of our weekly Golden Apple Award winners to the Teacher of the Year.
“To be recognized for something that you just love to do is just wonderful,” Mitchell said.
Related: Meet the six Teacher of the Year candidates. 
Mitchell won the award because of the nomination from the mother of one of her students. We told you back in November the story of how Mitchell decided to learn sign language for her student, Izzy, who is deaf.
“In my 40's, I never thought I’d be learning sign language, it's a beautiful language. With Izzy, who I’m working with, she's teaching me. I’m teaching her so don't be afraid,” Mitchell said.
Each teacher being recognized this year for winning the Golden Apple is going about teaching in their own unique way, and when asked why they do what they do, it all goes back to the kids.
“They have so much energy, so willing to learn, there's not a day that goes by that i'm amazed,” Mitchell said.

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