LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Kaylin Yost

Position: Second Grade Teacher
School: Mylan Park Elementary School
School District: Monongalia County Schools
City, State: Morgantown, WV

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Kaylin Yost was nominated by an anonymous colleague.

"As a friend and colleague, I can truly attest to the tireless effort and energy that Mrs. Yost puts into her students," said her nominator. "Mrs. Yost is dedicated to making the lives of her students better when they are in her classroom. The students arrive in her classroom daily to her smiling face at the door. She greets each student enthusiastically with a handshake, high five or a hug.  When students are in her classroom, she is 110% committed to their learning."

Mrs. Yost is an advocate for student learning and strives to make sure that each student is receiving learning that is diversified to their needs. She brings a high degree of vitality and a refreshing pedagogy to her job. She incorporates technology into her classroom to enrich her students' learning experiences. Mrs. Yost is a great asset, not only in the class, but in the school as a whole.

Mrs. Yost takes great pride in providing parents with wonderful parent-teacher communication.  She communicates daily with pictures, videos and written messages that showcase what the students are learning in her classroom.  She has always made herself available to staff members as a mentor and is willing to help in any way she can for the betterment of the entire school. Mrs. Yost models a love of life-long learning by participating in courses to further her education as well as many professional development opportunities.  

"Mrs. Yost may not know the impact that she has made on my professional and personal life, but she makes myself and others in her presence want to strive to do better and make a difference daily," said her nominator.

Comments (4)

Don Newton Posted over a year ago

Having observed Kaylin Yost as both a teacher and as a granddaughter , she is an amazing person, her students will not realize until later years what a great experience it was to be able to attend one of Mrs. Yost’s classrooms. She has the unique ability to recognize each students abilities/capabilities, and be able to get each student to achieve to even a higher level than thought possible. all the time enjoying the experience.excellent teacher.

Lisa Morehead Posted over a year ago

Your dad and I are very proud of you, Kaylin.

Jennifer Reaves Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Yost is one of the most fantastic teachers I have ever met. She engages her students, creates a warm and inviting classroom environment and gives each of her students the opportunity to a high quality education. I am proud to say that I work with Mrs. Yost and have the privilege of witnessing the daily impact she makes on the lives of her students and the staff around her. She is one of the best and most passionate teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I am proud to say that she truly is a "life changer."

Brynne Gunnoe Posted over a year ago

Kaylin consistently goes above and beyond for her students. She is always thinking of new ways to make learning fun! She genuinely cares about each and every student. It’s a rare occasion to go out in public and for her to not stop and talk to a student or parent. She is continuing her education by obtaining a Masters Degree in Mathematics at Marshall University.