Male teacher wears a dress to celebrate students' CRCT success

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:43 AM
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Thaddeus Mohler, a fifth-grade Social Studies teacher at Craig Houghton Elementary School, told his students he would come to school wearing a dress if they met or exceeded standards on the Social Studies portion of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. They did, and on Monday he kept his promise.

Thaddeus Mohler rewarded his  Social Studies students for passing the CRCT by wearing a dress to school Monday.  Marilyn Bailey/SPECIAL
Marilyn Bailey/SPECIAL
Thaddeus Mohler rewarded his Social Studies students for passing the CRCT by wearing a dress to school Monday.

All his students passed the CRCT, said Marilyn Bailey, a special education teacher at the school.

"This is newsworthy because this is a Title I school with almost 100 percent disadvantaged children," Ms. Bailey said in an e-mail.

Mr. Mohler wore a formal satin dress with a princess neckline and a beaded necklace.

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themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/19/09 - 11:23 am
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Did he really want to wear a

Did he really want to wear a dress, or was this just a good way to motivate these children? He looks like he may be enjoying the dress wearing to me.

ripjones
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ripjones 05/19/09 - 12:25 pm
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Motivation Motivation

Motivation Motivation Motivation !! Cool story, and I even get a chuckle this afternoon. Way to go, Mr. Mohler !!

mylittlepony
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mylittlepony 05/19/09 - 01:09 pm
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Well done, students and Mr.

Well done, students and Mr. Mohler! Mr. Mohler does look fetching in his outfit and I'll bet the kids loved it.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/19/09 - 01:34 pm
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Buried in the Richmond County

Buried in the Richmond County School policy manual is probably an item that forbids male students from wearing dresses. But it must be okay for the adults.

coolette
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coolette 05/19/09 - 01:44 pm
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When teachers are passionate

When teachers are passionate about their students success, they step and perform!! What a great story and congratulations to him!! Every parents dreams of their children having a teacher like him!! Good JOB!!! Also, you cannot fake a child!! They know who cares and who doesn't!!

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 05/19/09 - 02:24 pm
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CONGRATULATIONS,

CONGRATULATIONS, Craig-Houghton staff, students, parents, and other members of your learning community!

Venus
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Venus 05/19/09 - 03:07 pm
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Way to go Craig Horton! So

Way to go Craig Horton! So many times we hear people say they can't learn and the parents don't care. I guess they just proved you all wrong! They can learn, will learn and the parent(s) care! They have a strong group of hard working parents who support all the children and staff at Craig Horton, it’s a team working together. To the staff your hard work has paid off, to the parents keep supporting your schools. Please visit the school, it’s a well run school, little to no discipline problems. The staff ensures each child knows just how special they are, each child know each and everyday they are loved. The love for each child is felt when you walk into this school. Please stand and give the entire staff and parent(s) at Craig Horton a big hand on their success. Success has no name when we all work together! We all share in the success!

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Parental Reformist 05/19/09 - 03:47 pm
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Way to go Craig-Houghton. To

Way to go Craig-Houghton. To the staff and parents who worked very hard to make sure their children could and would perform, you deserve KUDOS!! To the children...JUST WAY TO GO! It is so good to see that unfortunate circumstances don't keep anyone from learning, and wanting better for themselves, and most of all for their children. What an example you have shown to other less disadvantaged schools. When you work together it can be done. It is an ALL FOR THE CHILDREN ATMOSPHERE! Keep up the great work, it is apparently having great results.

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georgiastoryteller 05/19/09 - 04:23 pm
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Mr. Mohler truly loves kids

Mr. Mohler truly loves kids and I think it's great that he has had success this year. Way to go, and keep up the good work!

SAugustateacher
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SAugustateacher 05/19/09 - 06:34 pm
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Way to Go!

Way to Go!

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