School: Holland Elementary School, Fort Wayne Community Schools
Grade teaching: Third
Education: Bachelor’s degree in both philosophy and elementary education and a master’s in elementary education from IPFW
Years teaching: 23
City born and raised: Fort Wayne
Current hometown: McClish Lake in Steuben County
Family: Married with two grown children and three grandchildren
Last book read and what he thought of it: “Theodore Rex” by Edmund Morris is the second in Teddy Roosevelt trilogy I’ve read. It’s well researched.
Favorite teacher: My fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Snyder when I attended St. Patrick’s (1964-65) in Fort Wayne.
Favorite teaching memory: Doing our “Yellow Submarine” dance (23 years and going strong)
Nominated by: Kasey Carr, parent, and current student Jaedyn Wallace
Nomination: “Mr. Flohr is currently my son’s third-grade teacher. He is the most humble, kindhearted, supportive and helpful teacher I know. He makes sure that he keeps parents informed of their child’s progress (good and bad).I am a single parent to a young boy, and Mr. Flohr has been a really great role model for my son who just absolutely adores him.”
Do you have a favorite teacher? Please send us your nominations, including the teacher’s name, school, school district and grade/subject taught as well as your name, phone number and reason for your nomination. Nominations can be sent to Sarah Janssen at The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, faxed to 260-461-8893 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
•On Sept. 12 Martin Luther King Montessori School will celebrate its 45th anniversary. The school is looking for former students and alumni to share life stories. Contact the school at www.mlkdreamschool.org or call 423-4333
•Parents interested in information regarding Bishop Luers High School financial aid for the 2013-14 school year should attend an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the library. All financial and scholarship information will be shared and all questions will be answered. This is a general meeting and financial aid applications will be available at a registration.
•Concordia Theological Seminary will present “Faith in the Halls of Power: Christianity and American Public Life” with Focus on the Family Vice President Tim Goeglein featuring Goeglein’s memoir, “The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era.” The lecture is noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 14 in Loehe Hall classroom 7. Goeglein, a Fort Wayne native, will allow time for questions, answers and conversation.