Thorp teacher latest WEAC Book Bucks winner

Jane Hollister, a cross-categorical special education teacher in Thorp, is the latest WEAC Book Bucks winner.

WEAC congratulates the latest winner in our Book Bucks Contest, Jane Hollister, a cross-categorical special education teacher in Thorp.

“I teach because I believe in the future,” Hollister said. “A good education is vital to the future success of not only the individual, but to the future of our cities, our state, our country and our world.”

Hollister said she loves the quote from the Southern New Hampshire University commercial, which says,”The world evenly distributes talent, but not opportunity.”

“Public schools provide the opportunity. That is part of why I teach,” she said. “I also teach because I enjoy working with the students and their families. Besides, working with young people keeps me young!”

Hollister said she is a member of WEAC because educators have a stronger voice when we are together. “Together, we are able to work toward improving the future for our students and our profession,” she said.

Hollister, who teaches middle school special education to assist those who are often left behind, put her students first with her WEAC Book Bucks by purchasing PlayAways to expose struggling students to some of the same literature and vocabulary that their peers experience.