Life-Changing Teaching Award Nominee
Greenbriar Elementary School
STUDENT RECOGNITION STORY
A year later, Mrs. Brown remains one of the most impactful teachers my kids have ever had the pleasure of knowing. In the 2020-2021 school year (an absolute mess of switching between e-learning and in-person instruction, navigating health and masks and everything in between), Mrs. Brown found a way to make these kids feel so safe, loved, and engaged. It takes an incredibly special person to teach in the best of circumstances, but doing it so seamlessly when the circumstances were so challenging was really something to behold. I think that what is most amazing is that, via Zoom, she fostered relationships with the kids and helped them to foster relationships with each other. When they finally got together in person, they weren't nervous or apprehensive - they were very much a family. And in a year when learning by all means should have dropped off, she kept them all moving forward, found ways to engage their individual interests, and fostered a genuine love of learning in them. My kids still talk about and adore her, and I know she will be one of those teachers they remember fondly 20 years down the road. We are so grateful to her!
Blake & Evan McGregor