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A+ Anecdotes

Happy Teachers
Happy Parents

Dr. Vern Minor

From: Matthew Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:23 PM
To: Vern Minor
Subject: Thank You!

Dr. Minor,

Good evening! I trust this email finds and your family blessed beyond measure!! I think about you and pray for you every year at this time, knowing you are leaving a lasting legacy with so many who attend the Summer Academy!!

It has been a while since I have connected with you. I am currently teaching 6th grade in a suburb west of Indianapolis…loving being with the kids every day! The PD I have received from all of my Kagan workshops has proven invaluable as I try to reach kids academically and personally. I wanted to share the e-mail below I received from a parent a few weeks ago. 

I have highlighted a few things in the e-mail. Those “teaching methods” are all Kagan Structures and Kagan’s approach to discipline and classroom management that I have learned from the Kagan team over the years.

Thank you for making a difference in me and countless others! I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to attend so many workshops. It’s been a few years, so I need to get back to another workshop!

God’s richest blessings to you and your family as you continue to serve!!


From: Parent
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:02 AM
To: Matthew Martin
Subject: Thanks again!

Thanks again for all your help with (son) this year. We were ecstatic to see the improvement he made on his English ISTEP scores. He went from not passing last year to passing this year. In fact, he was closer to pass plus than he was to not passing. We attribute his improvement solely to you and your teaching methods. For the last several years, we have done everything we could to help (son) with his reading comprehension including tutors, websites, and reading with him every day and applying different strategies. However, he has always hovered a little below passing. However, with your mind maze, your strategies, and your passion for educating youth, his score skyrocketed this year. We are so thankful! FYI, I will be e-mailing (assistant principal) to let her know how thankful I am that (son) had you as a teacher this year and to let her know that I attribute (son’s) improvement solely to you and your teaching methods.


Jared and Lindsey M.

P.S. Any chance we could get you to teach English 7 next year?