Laurie Schopmeyer is This Week's Hometown Hero

They are the ones with big hearts shaping little minds.

Posted: May 8, 2021 7:58 PM
Updated: May 9, 2021 1:15 PM

They are the ones with big hearts shaping little minds.

"She always takes the time to help us understand stuff," says Emme Frounfelter, third grader.

"She's always nice to help us out," says Max Miller.

And whether it's in a room or on Zoom, this year has looked different for many teachers.

"We have had the opportunity to get to know them on a very personal level," says Laurie Schopmeyer, teacher. "Maybe it's just in my DNA because I'm the oldest of four children."

Inspired at an early age, Schopmeyer is a third-grade teacher at St. Benedict's Cathedral School in Evansville.

"It just puts a smile on my face," says Schopmeyer. "This is what I was called to do."

An educator for more than 20 years, she teaches everything from math, to reading, and religion.

"You have to go into the classroom, and you meet that student where they are," says Schopmeyer. m

A superhero in her own way, making her students feel special.

"We sat down over here to have a party for all of us passing I-READ and a bunch of cars came through congratulating love," says Miller.

Teaching lesson beyond the classroom.

"I wanted to be able to engage those students at a young age and get them hooked into hopefully years of lifelong learning," says Schopmeyer.

That's why this week we spotlight all educators, including Mrs. Schopmeyer, whose determination, time, and effort continues to inspire future generations.

"You have to have patience and each day is a new day," says Schopmeyer.

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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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