Mr. Phillip Riekehof

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Mr. Phillip Riekehof

The 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year is Mr. Phillip Riekehof.  Mr. Riekehof did his student teaching at Flat Rock in second grade and then became a 4th grade teacher.  He is currently teaching 5th grade.  Mr. Riekehof and his wife,Michelle, and their son, Carter, reside in Mt. Airy.

Mr. Riekehof's motto is:  Lead through experience - it’s not what we say - it’s what we do.  He is an excellent motivator and believes in leading to student empowerment through ownership of information.  He brings experiences to life.  Mr. Riekehof and his colleague and mentor, Mr. Pedro Caro, work together on experience based learning.  He models teaching after the globally known educator - Mr. Ron Clark.  His classroom management and purposeful student engagement is out of this world!  Another phrase Mr. Riekehof uses in class to motivate students is “Buckle Up!  We Are Going on A Journey!”