Turner High School teacher named Read to Achieve winner - KCTV5

Turner High School teacher named Read to Achieve winner

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Scott Hughes is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program. (Turner USD #202 via Twitter) Scott Hughes is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program. (Turner USD #202 via Twitter)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

A Turner High School teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

Building trades teacher Scott Hughes was nominated by a parent of one of his students.

Hughes received a $1,000 check from the Kansas chapter of the National Education Association. 

Miriam Torres nominated Hughes for his passionate work that he does with his students at Turner High School.

"My son always came home very excited talking about what he learned and did that day in the class of building trades.  Also, saying how Mr. Hughes talked to them about the worked that they have done. I imagine, that he wants to know if the students enjoyed the labor that they did at that time. God blesses those teachers that make the differences in their students," Torres said.

Hughes works with students at all levels of at the district's Career & Technical Education Architecture & Construction Pathway. Their culminating project is the construction of a house. The two-year project that began as a blank lot and progresses to a fully designed and constructed house ready for occupancy. 

The district also said Hughes is an innovative instructor in many ways.

"One of the most noticeable ways is his “Flipped Classroom” approach to delivering and teaching new lessons. By making quick informative videos that explain and demonstrate the skill the kids are expected to master he assures they have adequate time to understand and reinforce learning.  This year, on the job site, Scott is co-teaching with one of the math teachers at THS to reinforce algebra and geometry skills the student are using in a practical application. These are just a couple of ways Scott helps and differentiate the learning for each student," the district said.

Hughes also builds great relationships with students and is a very visible and recognizable staff member at Turner High School," according to the high school.

"He attends many events the kids are participating in both extracurricular and in the community. Students know they can rely on Mr. Hughes and that he is a good resource for them even after they have graduated THS," the school said.

The Missouri and Kansas NEAs are sponsoring Read to Achieve. If you would like to nominate a teacher, click here.

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