Deborah Jagow Wynes, a Special Education Teacher at Barker Junior/Senior High School in Barker, New York, has nominated David Kuklewicz for Trucker Buddy of the Month. Although he has only been with this school as their Trucker Buddy a short time, his genuine, caring attitude, exciting ideas, sense of humor and thoughtfulness has
been an outstanding addition to the classroom curriculum. As a
special education teacher in a rural Middle School Life Skills class,
Ms. Wynes is always seeking new and interesting ways to teach
her students appropriate social skills, provide them with
information about the world they live in and how things work.
“David has done an exceptional job by corresponding with my
students and me often and regularly via post cards, emails,
classroom visits (3 total) and texting. With David's help, I have
been able to teach my students important concepts about math,
geography, writing, social skills and the transportation of goods
and manufacturing. Listed below are some of the remarkable
contributions David has made to our class.
These are only a few examples of how David has provided interesting and authentic learning opportunities for my students. My students have also written you letters briefly telling what their favorite memory has been this past year. In addition, my principal and special education administrator have also participated in David's classroom visits and observed some of the lessons I have created with David's help and have been highly impressed with David's year-long contributions and his ability to interact and connect with my very special students. We are so appreciative David has agreed to continue as our Trucker Buddy next year and for the Trucker Buddy program” said Ms. Wynes.
David makes learning should be enjoyable and meaningful and has been an exemplary role model to his class by demonstrating the importance of learning, and showing them how math and general knowledge applies to real life situations. Ms. Wynes – “Simply said, David and the Trucker Buddy Program is the whole package.”