Coppell Middle School East Teacher of the Year Shelby Thompson is one of three teachers recognized as amazing educators in the National “Teach the Love Contest” by Southwest Rapid Rewards™ Credit Cards from Chase.
The sixth grade science teacher stood out amongst hundreds of teachers who submitted their stories in the contest, which honors deserving educators by sending them on learning-inspired “Edu-vacations” that celebrate their teaching specialties or personal interests. For her embodiment of "love and resiliency in the education field," Thompson received a five-day, four-night trip to Kahului, Hawaii where she can “dive” into marine biology.
Thompson is known as a teacher who will go above and beyond for the young lives under her care. From working the school's Spirit Night after hours, to chaperoning middle school sporting events, to making appearances in PE classes on her off periods just to play games and pour more love into the students, she constantly volunteers her time to support her school and mentor her students and new teachers.