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Feature Teacher: Bonnie Baxter

Bonnie Baxter Awarded Feature Teacher for November

“I became a teacher because of my teachers,” said Bonnie Baxter, Agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Los Molinos High School.  “Teaching isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle.”

Baxter was recently recognized as the “Feature Teacher”, an award given monthly to Tehama County teachers through a community partnership between the Tehama County Department of Education and local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Tyler Smail.

“Ms. Baxter has shown true dedication to her students and to the teaching profession,” said Larry Champion, County Superintendent of Schools.  “Her ability to inspire a love of learning and set the bar high for her students is the reason she is being recognized with this award.”

Baxter attributes her academic successes to her students’ enthusiasm for learning, saying, “The students are the reason I was honored.  It was their achievements and commitment to excellence that allowed me this recognition.”

She also points to the close knit community, and the fact that parents, teachers, administrators and the Los Molinos community as a whole all work together for the same goal: preparing kids to be successful in their future endeavors.

Baxter works tirelessly to educate her students in ways that prepare them for whatever career path they choose, saying “I am committed to engaging, inspiring, and challenging my students to achieve.”

“Ms. Baxter is an extraordinary teacher.  She has helped to greatly expand the FFA program at the school and the students consistently win awards and honors in their FFA endeavors.  At the same time, she teaches the Biology class which consistently produces extremely high test scores on the California Standards Test.  She pushes students to strive and then gives them to support they need to succeed,” said Charles Ward, Superintendent at Los Molinos Unified School District.

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