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Krista Pollock named South Barber Elementary Teacher of the Year

Says teacher's trust and good relationships with students are key to their learning


March 16, 2022

In her 25th year of teaching school, Krista Pollock said, "I still love it."

Telling her teaching philosophy, Pollock said, "Kids don't care how much I know until they know how much I care." On Monday mornings she asks every student how their weekend was. "They trust me. It's all about relationships. They know I care about them. I watch their ballgames and other extra-curricular activities – I like to know. I've found that by first having a good relationship with my students – then their learning will come. I firmly believe that."

"My passion is teaching math," Pollock said. She current...

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