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November Teacher of the Month: Jennifer Wilhelm

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Jennifer Wilhelm, a fifth grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, never knew she would become a teacher. She began her career as a journalism student in high school and in college she was a history major. Her career after college quickly took a different turn as she embarked in a career in business banking for 10 years.

Years later she had a daughter and took some time off. When she decided to go back to work she wanted to do something different so she became a preschool teacher. She realized that she loved teaching and made teaching kids her main passion.

Find out why teaching fifth grade to her is perfect.

Sun: How did you get started as a teacher?

Wilhelm: I was actually...

‘Ridiculous Six’ actors talk stereotypes in film … Why they walked off the set of Sandler comedy

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Once upon a time it was acceptable and comical to see non-Native Americans play the stereotypical Native American characters in past movie roles. Many Caucasian actors would paint their pale faces brown, that contrasted their blue eyes, and wear costumes that cheaply resembled traditional Native American regalia.

However, today, things have changed dramatically for Native Americans actors who are determined more than ever to play their own roles that accurately portray Native Americans in films.

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, young guest speakers and Native American actors, Loren Anthony and Goldie Tom hosted the Nov.9 viewing of the documentary, “Reel Injun: On...

Comfort Suites wins prestigious awards

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On Nov. 10,  at the 2015 New Mexico Hospitality and Tourism Awards Banquet in Albuquerque, the Comfort Suites and I came away with some nice awards.  We received awards in the Product Development Category for Outstanding Attraction for our lobby display honoring all military, veterans and families and I received an award in the Hospitality Professional of the Year Category.

It was such an honor being there representing my hotel and my staff, of which none of our many awards would be at all possible without them.  it was funny too, in these categories the other hotels, events. etc. were from the bigger New Mexico Markets like Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces, were all the...

School Board addresses Navajo language revitalization

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No action taken on Chiapetti’s future

Board members expanded their ideas and thoughts regarding the issues of low state testing scores from students, and their role in supporting the revitalization of native languages at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting Nov.2.

The board’s overall main initiative is to receive input from local communities and guidance from elders to help improve student performance.

“I think that it is clear in history that the institution that is most responsible for the loss of Native language and, perhaps Spanish, within our communities is the school systems, going back to the Treaty of 1868,” District 5 board...

Local Teacher wins Golden Apple Award

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Site visits of teachers that are finalists for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching are happening now, and that is a reason to celebrate! Tobe Turpin Elementary teacher Viola Hoskie is a finalist.

Becoming a finalist is a major accomplishment.  Of the 215 elementary teachers nominated this cycle, only 16 have become finalists.

Hoskie expressed her gratitude during the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting Nov. 2.

“I feel thankful for the honor this evening,” she said. “Not sure how I completely

feel about it because its like you are being honored for something that you really love to do. I really love teaching. I love my kids. Iwant the...

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