Cassandra Anne Hammond

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This Week's Question: What would you do with a $10,000 classroom grant?

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Watch the video above to find out how the finalist answered.

The Finalist

Teacher's Name:

Cassandra Hammond

Grade:

8th

Subject Area (If Applicable):

Language Arts/Social Studies

School Name:

Mt. Shadows Middle School

School City:

Nuevo

School State:

CA

Teacher's Bio

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Cassandra Shott-Hammond teaches eighth grade English and Social Studies at Mountain Shadows Middle School in Nuevo, CA. When the arts budgets were cut in the district schools, she co-founded a free community theatre program which brings art and culture to the children of her rural community. Students also report the news and weather every Monday through a video program she co-founded called Cougar Action News.

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Cassandra Shott-Hammond is a remarkable, motivated, creative and incredily caring human being. Her students love her! She know that every student can learn, and she finds a way to reach even the most challenging students. Her "positive persistence" gives every student the understanding that their teacher will never give up, and the students should never give up.

by drjaynova
over 1 year ago | Reply

We love you and are so proud of you!!!!

by diane.shott
over 1 year ago | Reply

GOOD job :-)

by Karen.Lopez.7karen.l.lopez.56
over 1 year ago | Reply

So proud of you!

by sophiellasmomma
over 1 year ago | Reply

I'm rooting for you! Keep up the great work!

by bobmarquis
over 1 year ago | Reply

Keep up the good work

by Caleb.oliver
over 1 year ago | Reply

Keep doing what you are doing, proud of you.

by ozzmirer
over 1 year ago | Reply

Just a couple more rounds! Good workA,

by neil.f.wilson.9
over 1 year ago | Reply

One more day. Vote for Cassie - she's an outstanding teacher.

by christine.mills.58
over 1 year ago | Reply

I know you will do amazing things with all the resources you get. Can't wait to see:)

by michael.a.nichols.18
over 1 year ago | Reply

You almost have this thing wrapped up young lady!!!!

by neil.f.wilson.9
over 1 year ago | Reply

Best video yet!!! And so true.

by lisa.tehseldar
over 1 year ago | Reply

This video is sooo true and I know you live by this!!! So proud of you!

by Edwin Shott
over 1 year ago | Reply

YAY! She is doing it!!!! Go, Mrs. Hammond!

by Berenice Huerta
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great job!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love this video!!! Please vote for mrs hammond our school needs this!!

by brandi.odonnell1
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You are doing great Cassie!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Ha ha haaa! Zane and Gweneth crack me up! :D Yay, round 3! Go Cassie!

by c68
almost 2 years ago | Reply

One person can make a difference! We're so proud of you Cassie. We are very lucky to have you in our community.

by Drama Mama
almost 2 years ago | Reply

GO CASSIE!!!

by The Queen
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Made it through round 2!!! On to round 3!!! We can win this!! Love you!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Love this video! Good luck from the schupps!

by cschupp
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Love the new video. Your best yet! Although the others were also top drawer! Your passion really comes through! Proud to know you!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is awesome! Good for you!

by raevin
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Round 3 here we come!

by zdcamacho
almost 2 years ago | Reply

So proud of you!!!

by Edwin Shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Go Cassie.

by christine.mills.58
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cant wait for next round!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cant wait for next round!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Most viewed video on here? As expected!

by zdcamacho
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I was a few weeks with Mrs. Hammond and she was very patient with me. I know I was kinda crappy to her but now I regret because I cud learn more of her. Aftr being homschooled in an Online School I know that Public schools need alot of the technology, and MSMS with Mrs. Hammond will be a BOOOM! She wants students who will be prepard for life. But I am voting evry day 4 her and she will win, I know.

by jorgelehihb@hotmail.com
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Don't forget the SMART Program!!! Innovation is your middle name.

by lisa.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Just for teachers like her I would go back to MSMS... I miss NUSD!!!! Sigh!!!

by Bernie H.
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie is one of those teachers that every parent wants their child to have.

by zann.blahut
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I can tell about that! My 8th grade son (2011) was a reluctant student and she kindly offered us an extra time after school to meet us at the Nuview Library to help him!!!
She really deserves this!
Now my son is more focused and getting into English way better, and this event touched his heart and is more reflexive. I really hope she wins =)

by Bernie H.
almost 2 years ago | Reply

She is also one of those children every parent wants to have!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

One of the few exceptional teachers at MMS!!! We are voting daily!!!

We hope you win!!!!!
JORGE
NEFI
BERENICE HUERTA =)

by Bernie H.
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Almost there for this round!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I meant Great job!

by samir.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great jonb Cassie. The videos were great!

by samir.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great jonb Cassie. The videos were great!

by samir.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Keep bugging us to vote. it helps!!!

by lisa.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Keep up the good work. Love the videos

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Mrs.Hammond, I

by HiIAmCourtneyRose
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I truly do think that she is over raded.

by jacob.welu
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Considering the fact that you can't even spell overrated make your insult invalid

by Chris M
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I think Jacob needs a lesson or two from Mrs.Hammond. c:

by HiIAmCourtneyRose
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Hey Mrs. Hammond! ; v ; Holly here u v u!~
I voted for you, but I'm sad to say that I didn't find out about this until today! D: I'll make sure to vote for the remaining days as well. ;D You're one of the best teachers I've ever had, and I'd be so happy to see you win this ♥ Really, you deserve it!
(also, really cute videos, I saw myself in there! :DD!)

by rainyfurz
almost 2 years ago | Reply

GO CASSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by ncouevas
almost 2 years ago | Reply

w0000000t!

by warthvader
almost 2 years ago | Reply

oops my computer lagged and i posted that twice...... uhhhhhh

by gwyneth.lutovsky
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love you Mrs.Hammand! I really think you are going to win this! If you don't your always a winner in the hearts of us kids.....I know that was kinda cheesy but I am telling the truth because I cant lie to the most interesting woman in Nuevo!!

by gwyneth.lutovsky
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Love you Mrs.Hammand!! I can see you winning this and if you dont win just remember your always a winner in the heart of us kids. Ok, that was kinda cheesy, but I do not tell a lie I support you ALL THE WAY!!!!!

by gwyneth.lutovsky
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Appreciate tour time and dedication to your community and school! We love you and wish you good luck.

YOU AND NUEVO NEED THIS!!!!!!

Love,
The Schupps

by cschupp
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We are proud of you and your work

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You are awesome!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie is an amazing teacher, leader, mentor, and friend. She never stops working! Her tireless efforts have made a difference in so many children's lives and in her community at large. I'm always looking forward to what new creative solution she will create to solve any problem she may face. Nothing gets in Cassie's way when she has a vision in her mind. She will see it accomplished no matter what. How lucky is it that she has turned her efforts to improving eductation for the children in Nuevo.

by mbouvion
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You are amazing ! Everyone keep voting !

by maddy.demaris
almost 2 years ago | Reply

There is nobody that deserves this more than Cassie. She is amazing!
She devotes so much time, energy and love to make a difference in our children's lives.

by Drama Mama
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Your community and students are so fortunate to have you!

by denise.hughesgrangerkerbs
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I know you can do this!!!! You are the best!!!

by Edwin Shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Keep it up!!!!!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Yes we can!!!

by angelica.murga
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome job so far Mrs.Hammond! I can almost guarantee that you will win this. You just have so much support and so many families and kids who appreciate you (As shown in past comments). And by the way, where is that blooper video you promised us last round? I DEMAND to see it!

by zdcamacho
almost 2 years ago | Reply

It just went up! If I make it to the next round I will release an extended edition of Video Three!

by cassie.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Go Cassie!! I KNOW you will put the 10K to good use for the kids in Nuevo.

by christine.mills.58
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck in next round

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Congratulations on your advancement to the next round, Cassie! You rock!!! I'll be voting for you every day and urge my friends to do likewise. Thanks for doing so much for our community! I appreciate you!!!

by janner70
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Obviously from everyone elses comments as well, you are known for your passionate devotion to the welfare of children. We are proud of you! Your introduction in this video sounds fabulous, Taylor!

by michael.a.nichols.18
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Keep up the good work, Cassandra. You are an inspiration to everyone.

by ellen franks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

WE CAN DO THIS!!!!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Way to go Cassie!!

by jrusso
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We are so proud of you!!!!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

It

by ncouevas
almost 2 years ago | Reply

What a teacher! What a role model! Today Cassie spent her morning rehearsing with 20 teenagers for our upcoming show and this afternoon helping with our Lions Club Blood Drive! She really works hard for her students and they really deserve this!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I cannot imagine a more deserving recipient! Go Cassie!!

by janner70
almost 2 years ago | Reply

One more day! Hey. Keep up the great work

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I click, click, clicked (voting for you) now it's your turn to clip clip clip (those box tops) for me!! This is awesome!! We're gonna getcha there!! Whoo hoo!!

by donna.kotlinski
almost 2 years ago | Reply

GO CASSIE :D

by tiffanymarie016
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You are doing so great! Cant wait to see you win c:

by maddy.demaris
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You are doing so great! Cant wait to see you win c:

by maddy.demaris
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Saw a sneak peek of the new videos! They are just getting better!!! So creative and funny!! You are already a winner to me!!!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Saw a sneak peak of the new videos.....they just get better!!! You are awesome Cass!!! You are already a winner to me!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Almost there!!!!! Looking fwd to the new videos

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Can't wait for the new videos!!!

by lisa.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

If I make it to the next round, I promise to release a behind the scenes for Video 2!

by cassie.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We are here supporting you!!

by angelica.murga
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie, you deserve this! I have seen the difference you make with students because one of them was my daughter! She has found a love of reading and writing and I know that you will always be remembered by her as a teacher who made a difference in her life. Thank you so much! You have my vote!!

by gina.brownscott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassandra Hammond is a natural teacher. I have seen her go above and beyond to reach her students and help them succeed! I have seen the joy that out pours from her classrooms! I witnessed when she taught elementary and how her she would have to beg her students to go to lunch or recess cause all they wanted was to stay near her! This teacher is going to change Education one day in its entirety and we will all be better teachers and students for it! ;)

by ncouevas
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie...you are doing well!

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You guys are fantastic! I am going to be a pest this week, but you all know how I get about raising money! NUEVO ROCKS!

by cassie.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Show me the MONEY!!

by lisa.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Way to go Cassie! You deserve this! Best of Luck!

by michele.buren
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You got my vote!!

by haylieadam
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You got my vote!!

by haylieadam
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Anyone who's met you knows how passionate you are about teaching. Good Luck, Cassie. You have my vote.

by ChandraNichols
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome video! Hope you win

by neil.f.wilson.9
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie you ROCK in the teaching world. I appreciate your passion for students and the hard work you put forth so they will have the best education possible.

by christine.mills.58
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie, you deserve to win. I'm glad to back you.

by denis.mcgowan
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Voted. Good luck!

by melindan
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am inspired by your enthusiasm and zest for life and the life of your students! As a teacher, I know how much energy it takes to do your job well, but to do it with such imagination, innovation and heart and then transfer that, as well, to your community and your family is awe inspiring! Our country needs more teachers like you! You have my vote! And thank you and your counter parts here for teaching above and beyond the call of duty!

by denise.hughesgrangerkerbs
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Keep it going cassie!!! We will win this.

by lisa.tehseldar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Mrs. Hammond is the most creative and innovative teacher i have ever had. She has opened my mind to think in new ways and to analyze text deeper then i ever had before. She also has helped me discover what i want to be in life an has incouraged all of us to persue what we dream. She deserves to win this because she does everything and more for us and our community and it would help a lot. Go Mrs. Hammond!!

by maddy.demaris
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I second that and I'm absolutely positive that all of the students she has ever taught would too!!!!!!!!!

by brekhusm
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Mrs. Hammond is great! My son had her for English last year and really excelled with all her help! She is great with the kids : ) she is always such a positive support. She has my vote!

by heather.gammagemarone
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie is a good role model and this her dedication as a teacher to go above and beyond for her students . Hoping she wins the help her school and students!

by michele.caracciolioneal
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Two reason one should vote for Cassie! One she is teaching at a school she attended, how cool is that? And secondly because she's Cassie and anyone who knows her knows exactly what that means!

Good luck Cas!

by Matt.coltharp.14
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This woman keeps us all on our toes, and as her husband, that's true for me most of all. She is always researching the latest in educational technology, and using new learning apps and websites. Although she could just teach from a textbook, she is always bringing her work home, and designing new learning units that are interesting for the kids. She lets the kids explore topics through performing arts and video technology, and always brings humor and fresh perspective to her classroom.

by taylor.hammond.102
almost 2 years ago | Reply

You guys are fantastic... I plan on being a pest this month, but it will be worth it in the end! NUEVO ROCKS!

by cassie.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Mrs.Hammond is a great teacher who helps kids be creativy and use tecnology to help her kids

by josiepettit
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie is Amazing. I met Cassie about a year ago when I heard that our city had a free community theater. She gives so much of her free time so that the youth in our city can act, sing, dance, make new friends and stay out of trouble. There is nobody that deserves this more.

by The Queen
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you all so much! Remember to keep sharing the links. We are going to bring this home to Nuevo!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Cassie is smart, dedicated and passionate.
She has my vote!

by donna.richard.greene
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Here's a vote for Cassie!

by debbogen
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Here's a vote for Cassie!

by debbogen
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Here

by debbogen
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am so proud of this wonderful teacher!!! The kids in this community deserve this and she is just the person to get it for them!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE!

by diane.shott
almost 2 years ago | Reply

A school...getting $10,000 ?? Why, "That's the most unheard of thing I've ever heard of ! " Go, Cassie, GO !! Mike Conner

by mconner
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Way to go Cassie.

by Ron Tucker
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I want to cry!! Go Cassie!!!

by ncouevas
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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$10,000
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Nominations Began
Tuesday, January 22

Nominations Ended
Friday, February 15
at 12:00 PM PST

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Voting Began
Monday, April 01

Voting Ended
Sunday, April 07
at 11:59 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Thursday, April 18

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