Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

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March 25, 2013

PV Teacher Tops in the Class

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A few more examples of projects include students helping younger kids by reading to them and teaching them about better hygiene, seat belt safety, baking cookies for a kindergarten project here in PV and donating stuffed animals to the local hospital.

Paxton has plenty of experience in the area having taught family and consumer sciences for 25 years at schools all over, big and small.

”I’ve always taught consumer and family sciences, but it’s not the same thing every year,” she said.

”I rotate it on a three-year schedule, so everything is different every year.”

With the curriculum changing every year it sometimes focuses on food preparation, while other times it’s on the science of food.

There’s also financial literacy, which involves things like managing a personal budget and checkbook.

”When I look back at the students I’ve had over the years, I hope I had an impact on their lives with all the projects we’ve done.”

As for her nomination for the statewide award, Paxton said it actually came from someone she didn’t know.

That nomination was made by a Holdenville teacher on the state association’s committee.

Paxton added she’s been a member of that association for nearly two decades.

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