Position: Band/Choir Teacher
School: Spokane Middle School
School District: Camdenton R-III School District
City, State: Camdenton, MO
Dominic Zanaboni was nominated by an anonymous student.
"Mr. Z is awesome! Just like my mom and dad taught me to talk and my first words, he taught me how to make my first notes on the flute," said the student. "He is my favorite teacher and bad dad, and he always will be!"
Although Mr. Z can be strict, it's because he knows his students can always be better.
"I'm sure I'm speaking for everyone when I say he is the best band teacher we could have asked for," said the nominator. "Unfortunately, he is moving to a different school. I remember the day he told us that. We all cried together, and even the high schoolers and the sixth graders were very upset."
Mr. Z is funny and makes students smile when they walk into the band room. They feel like they can talk to him about anything.
Additionally, Mr. Z stepped up to be the choir teacher for the first time this year. This shows how hard-working he is, and how much he cares about his students.
"I, and the rest of the students who had the chance to know Mr. Z, are very grateful for the opportunity to learn with him and have so much fun with it," said the student. "I am going to miss Mr. Z so much, and I will never forget how much of an impact he has made on my life."