Utah Valley Educator of the Week: Korin Ross

March 31, 2019

It is said that a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.

This is definitely what kind of teacher Korin Ross is. She has been a teacher for over thirty years. She has a variety of experiences teaching kids. She began her career in South Africa, where she grew up. Eight years later, she came to the United States and continued her love of teaching. She has taught resource, third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade. She puts her heart and soul into her students and loves them like her own.

One of the things that makes her such a fantastic teacher is her creativity and engagement. She incorporates the curriculum with fun!

One of her students, Gabe, said, “She tells good stories, she gives out treats a lot and makes class fun!”

From her gingerbread houses, which include geometry and measurement, to her immigration activity that includes language arts and social studies, she knows how to keep her students interested. She also loves a good competition and motivates her students to do their best in all things!

A parent of one of her fifth-graders said, “Mrs. Ross truly creates an atmosphere of inclusion. I have never seen a class where the students are such good friends. The kids truly care about each other by encouraging and supporting one another. Mrs. Ross immerses the kids in activities that teach them the curriculum, it isn’t all about worksheets. Not only is she an amazing teacher to my daughter, but she is a good friend to me. I truly feel welcomed and appreciated in her classroom. I don’t think I can fully express how truly amazing Mrs. Ross is, nor express how grateful I am for the impact she has had on my daughters and my life.”

Mrs. Ross is extraordinary. She loves being a teacher, and it shows! She has helped countless children reach their potential. Although she is retiring this year, she can’t completely stay away from teaching. She plans on continuing to touch children’s lives by helping those with special needs and also subbing for her favorite fifth graders.