Johnsville Elementary’s Lisa Humble named KS95 Teacher of the Week
(03/22/2023) Lisa Humble of Johnsville Elementary School, has been selected as a KS95 Teacher of the Week. She accepted the award in front of her fifth grade class March 7 from KS95 on-air talent “Hutch.”
“I am so incredibly humbled by this nomination and so honored to have impacted the life of my student,” Humble said. “The words that were written brought tears to my eyes. I will remember this forever. However, all teachers are so well-deserving for the work they do to serve children and our communities. Teaching is not just a career it is a passion, shaping the minds and hearts of the future.”
A former student at Johnsville herself, Humble is a Blaine High School graduate and has been a teacher for 20 years with 12 of them in the district. Nolawi Gibe, a former student, nominated her for the award.
“Mrs. Humble is a teacher who has taught me independence and resilience are the key ways to succeeding in life and set the foundation, and building blocks for the future of my education. If it wasn't for her I probably wouldn't be challenging myself as much as I am in high school right now. I haven't really had a chance to thank her for it, but I feel like this is my opportunity to do so. Teachers truly want to see their students succeed in life, and Mrs. Humble made that crystal-clear.”
Humble is the third KS95 Teacher of the Week from the district in the 2022-23 school year and was interviewed for the KS95 morning show.
Humble added that this quote by Carl W. Buechner is the motto of her philosophy and summarizes why she is a teacher, "They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel.”
All of the teachers who are chosen as a KS95 Teacher of the Week will participate in a dinner at the end of the school year hosted by the radio station, wherein one teacher’s name will be randomly drawn to win $1,000 cash for herself/himself and $1,000 for their school.
2022-23 KS95 Teachers of the Week from Anoka-Hennepin
- Ted Mitshulis, Anoka High School, art teacher
- Pauline Engebretson, Sunrise Elementary, third grade teacher
- Lisa Humble, Johnsville Elementary, fifth grade teacher