Crawfordville 2017 Teacher of the Year

Elena Myhre is the art instructor for Crawfordville and Medart Elementary School. She sponsors coding and art club, and is currently organizing our Holidays Around the World Event. She believes that effective teachers have a deep knowledge of their content area and design bridges to bring that knowledge to the student. In order to facilitate student learning teachers must research and use all tools available. Examples of these tools may include student background, environment, interests, dislikes, and anything a teacher can learn about the subject and the learner. Effective teaching occurs when teachers use their knowledge to reach those who may be reluctant to learning and inspire success regardless. She has two children and lives with her husband and their pigs in Wakulla County.