Thanks to Teachers: Katie King
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —
Less than five months before graduation, Madison Braly, a senior at the Balfour Education Center, knew she had to thank her math teacher Katie King.
A few years ago, Madison doubted she would make it through high school.
"My freshman year, my mom had died," Madison said.
When she transferred to Balfour, Madison said the teachers all helped her by taking extra time with her, especially Katie King.
"What most teachers wouldn't do because they would want to have their lunch time, but she would, like, open it up, have students come in and help them," Madison recalled. "She would stop and make sure you get it before she moves on to the next lesson."
"I try to get a little personal with them," King said of her students. "And try to understand some of their lives. That way I can relate more to them, and we have that form of respect." "I used to start out with an attitude all the time," says Madison. " didn't want to listen to nobody. And, now, as a senior, I'm excited. I'm happy. I listen." Madison says she plans to go to college for the culinary arts after she graduates from Balfour in June