"Good story Friday: You know I love teachers. Amy Leffler is our boy's teacher, and we knew that she would have a challenging year with him - yet she welcomed him with a big smile and open heart. We watched his grades start to come in this fall and felt pretty disappointed that he wasn't achieving what we thought was his potential. We showed up to our parent teacher conference ready to hear that our guy needed to buckle down and get with the program. We were ready to accept our part as well - that we probably weren't doing all we could to help him succeed in school. What happened instead was that Amy transformed our lives. She teared up and let us know that our son is special and we can't let school define him or his success - and we can trust her to help him find his way in a system that doesn't always favor kids like him. We are so lucky to have a teacher like Amy in our kid's life - and she inspired that kid to adjust and achieve - and make the A/B honor roll this week. May we all aspire to be a teacher like her - making a difference in our students lives - and their families."
-Jenny Combs, parent
I am a proud teacher in Billings Public Schools, home to over 16,000 students and 3,500 staff members. Students in Billings are creating and collaborating like never before thanks to the technology to which they have access, and their teachers are providing them with opportunities that will make them incredible community leaders one day soon!