I love living and selling homes in Bryan/College Station for so many reasons, and one of the top reasons are the amazing schools and teachers we have! We are so lucky to have the top Lifetime Achievement Teacher in the entire state of Texas right here in College Station teaching 3rd grade at Forest Ridge Elementary! Our very own Rick Landmann was the recipient of this prestigious award at an awards ceremony hosted by HEB in Austin May 15th. H-E-B is in its 10th year of the award, the largest monetary rewards program for educators in the state.
It all began back in April when Mr. Landmann was surprised at Forest Ridge with balloons and a cake from 10 HEB employees letting him know he was a finalist! He received a $1,000 check for himself and a $1,000 check for the school. He was just one of four teachers in the Lifetime Achievement award category, and if he won, could walk away with $25,000 for himself and another $25,000 for the school.
Well guess what, he did it! Our very own teacher was named the 2011 winner of the Lifetime Achievement teacher award by HEB! This is an amazing honor bestowed on a teacher who has spent over 20 years in the classroom and is seen as outstanding in teaching styles and leadership! Anyone who has been lucky enough to have had a child in Mr. Landmann’s class knows that the lessons the children learn in his classroom go far beyond the classroom! His teaching style and “museums” put the students right in the middle of the period they are studying which makes memorizing the information a breeze! One of his students even took over a tour guide in Rome because he knew more about the area than the guide did all because of Mr. Landmann’s class! He treats every child like they are special, and they absolutely love learning the material and acting out the day to day activies of the people they are studying!
We are very lucky to have a teacher like that right here in College Station! Congrats to Mr. Landmann and all the teachers, faculty, staff, and most importantly the present and future students at Forest Ridge Elementary in College Station who will benefit from the $25,000 grant money the school will recieve for Mr. Landmann’s amazing honor! Thank you Mr. Landmann for going above and beyond the term educator! You are a teacher, mentor, example, and inspiration to us all!
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