The newest addition to the middle school staff, the thoughtful and caring science teacher Ms. Sarah Nolan, is beloved by her students and fellow faculty members. Over the course of the last four months, the students have really gotten to know her as a teacher, coach, and advisor, and they have great things to say.
Seventh-grader Jessica Mulligan is a student in Ms. Nolan’s earth and environmental sciences class and admires her as a teacher. “Ms. Nolan’s teaching style pushes us to be better students. She helps us become more aware of our surroundings and how science is connected to them,” she said.
Eighth-grader Arianna Whalen is in Ms. Nolan’s advisee group and really appreciates having her alongside chorus director Mr. Steven Mitchell this year. “Mrs. Nolan is incredibly helpful with school and life because she is great at giving advice,” she said. “You can go to her for a solution when you’re stressed about homework or multitasking and she will say something that will calm you down and make you feel better.”
As wonderful as a teacher she is, the students aren’t the only ones who admire Ms. Nolan. Co-advisor Mr. Mitchell has nothing but great things to say about her. “Ms. Nolan is one of the most thoughtful caring people I have had the pleasure of working with at KO,” he said. “She really cares about every one of our advisees, and she is constantly asking questions about how to follow up and help them and I really like that about her.”
Ms. Nolan enjoys the atmosphere and community at KO. “[My favorite thing about being a teacher is] probably my students and my coworkers; everyone that works here is so dedicated and the students are always engaged they just make it a fun place to be,” she said.
Overall, Ms. Nolan has proven to be a wonderful addition to the middle school faculty and environment. The students are extremely pleased that she decided to teach at KO this year.