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Lori Matyskiel

Position: Ninth Grade International History Teacher
School: Park Vista Community High School
School District: Palm Beach County School District
City, State: Lake Worth, FL

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Lori Matyskiel was nominated by an anonymous student.

"Mrs. Matyskiel is one of the most influential teachers I have ever had," said the nominator. "She has a way of teaching to make her lessons inclusive, entertaining, and interesting. Mrs. Matyskiel has been teaching history for over 30 years. She has enough experience at different schools to make it a good experience for people from every background."

"I had Mrs. Matyskiel for my 9th grade AICE International History course, not thinking I could ever like history," said the nominator. "She not only taught us the course work needed for the test, but she immersed her students with skills that no other teacher would think of. She taught her students studying skills and etiquette. It shows that she cares about her students on a personal level, and she showed us that she is not just a teacher, but someone to turn to when we need help. Mrs. Matyskiel has been the teacher that makes high school a good experience, and she deserves this award, not only for all of the time and energy she has spent on her students, but for her dedication as a teacher."