LELAND, NC (WWAY) — If you spend a few minutes in Kylie Reynolds’ classroom, you’ll soon discover why students enjoy coming to class.
Reynolds teaches at North Brunswick High School in Leland.
“She tries to work with us individually and she wants the best out of us,” said Zachary Bolding, a freshman at the school. “She’s like a second mom to me.”
This year, she’s teaching ninth graders, many of which need a little extra help to stay on track with their peers.
“I work with kids that tend not to do so well in school,” Reynolds said. “If I can build a relationship with them, then it tends to increase their success.”
A UNC Wilmington graduate, Reynolds says its important to help her students develop a sense of self-worth.
“Everybody has a strength,” Reynolds said. “Everybody’s better than me at something and I think its important for teenagers, especially, to recognize their self-worth so that way they become better people than when they entered this building.”
Reynolds’ philosophy for teaching gets high praise from her administrators.
“She’s only been teaching four years but its so natural for her,” said Dr. Amy Callahan-Hayes, NBHS Assistant Principal. “She builds relationships with her students and really knows how to support them both academically, socially, and emotionally.”
After receiving a nomination about Reynolds, WWAY decided to pay her a surprise visit on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and we recognized her as our Teacher of the Week.
“Teachers, in general, work really hard its nice to be recognized so its appreciated,” Reynolds said. “Thank you!”
On behalf of WWAY’s sponsor, Mattress and Furniture Liquidators, we presented Reynolds with a $100 gift card. Click here if you’d like to nominate your favorite educator for WWAY’s Teacher of the Week.