News 19 Teacher of the Week: Kathyrn Meetze

Kathyrn Meetze of BC Grammar Number 1 is our teacher of the week for Nov. 29, 2016.

West Columbia, SC (WLTX)– Our News 19 Teacher of the Week could barely hold back the tears when we surprised her during class at B C Grammar No. 1 in West Columbia.

"This is such an honor. Such an honor. Oh gosh!...” said Kathryn Meetze, a fourth-grade teacher, crying. “I just feel extremely overwhelmed and excited, I don't know if I'm going to be able to process all of this for a few days (crying) these kids are amazing and I love doing what I'm doing.”

The parent who nominated her, Rochelle Elliott, calls Mrs. Meetze an angel.

“Trinidi is a child that needed the extra loving and care. And I gave her all of that but when she got with Mrs. Meetze, I could see a butterfly in the action of being born,” said Elliott. “She was the angel sent from God.”

Elliott says her daughter used to have behavior problems until a reality check in Mrs. Meetze’s class.

"She's very misunderstood. And I didn't let any of her excuses for ‘I'm not good at this’ or ‘I can't do this or I'm not sure’ stop her. I knew that she could do it,” said Meetze.

Now, Trinidi is in the sixth-grade, taking advanced classes.

“I know that by being with Mrs. Meetze, it gave her the confidence to say "I know I need better, I know I can do better,” said Elliott.

Mrs. Meetze is the President of the Parent Teacher Organization and B C Grammar’s Principal of the Year.

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