Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
This week's #IPrideStar of the Week is IMS Teacher Mrs. Michelle Koussa. Mrs. Koussa is one of those great teachers you'll remember. She's energetic, fun, and helpful. She's always there in the morning and after school to help with homework or to answer any questions you might have. Mrs. Koussa came up with a really fun Escape Classroom Challenge that went with our Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root lesson. I had never been to an Escape Room before, so it was really cool to experience what it was like. She's also really nice to talk to, and will ask students how they're doing throughout the day and will send them positive messages and feedback. We do a pledge each day in reading class that helps reinforce positivity, doing your best, and knowing that you matter and belong. It really helps me when I'm not having a great day. I'm reminded that I matter, and I'm motivated to keep doing my best. Mrs. Koussa is a great teacher that I'll definitely remember. Mrs. Koussa was nominated by her student Gracie Taliaferro.