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Editorial: Teacher versus colleague of the year

Writing a Teacher of the Year nomination note in World History teacher Amy Thornhill’s class, sophomore Kate Yates gets the opportunity to thank her teacher of choice, as well as possibly nominate them as Teacher of the Year. “[Teachers] spend so much time and effort to teach us and make sure we understand the content. We need a way to appreciate them so they know we are thankful for everything they do for us,” Yates said. “We should [have a say] because we spend the most time with [teachers]. We are the ones in their classes all day.”

Drew Boone and Brinda Ambal

November 26, 2019

Each November, staff members receive an email encouraging them to nominate a fellow staff member for the annual school-wide Teacher of the Year award. However, when students are the ones first-handedly experiencing instruction, isn’t it conducive that students’ opinions should count? The process in...

History Teacher Amy Thornhill undergoes heart surgery over the summer

History teacher Amy Thornhill marks directions on the whiteboard during a Modern U.S. history class.

Leign Ann Barnett, Staff Writer

August 19, 2016

Though the surgery did not affect her work, her condition affects all areas of her life, including her job as a teacher.

POW: Amy Thornhill, History teacher

POW: Amy Thornhill, History teacher

Allie Collins, Convergent Media Writer

January 15, 2015

"What school were you at before West?"

New faces of West


Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writers

August 26, 2014

Five new teachers have joined the Parkway West High Staff.

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Amy Thornhill