"Ms. Maniscalco helps us understand how to respect and care for each other."

"Ms. Ermis may not know this, but she has caused me to give my all and even more than what I thought I could."

"Every day Mr. Rowe has a unique energy that no other teacher I've had has matched."

"Mr. Giron cares about us and always helps us when we don’t understand something."

"Ms. Caminer finds great ways to assist our son across all subjects and has helped him develop perseverance as he tackles difficult learning challenges."

The Honor Roll celebrates every teacher recognized by their students through the Honored Schools program. Every recognition matters: Research shows that teachers who see the impact they have on students’ lives stay engaged and inspired, and they continue teaching longer.

Congratulations to all of these exceptional teachers!

  • Sadiya Abubakari

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ma'Khynzie

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ma'Khynzie

    Ms. A as we call her has been my granddaughters teacher for two years - first and second grade. My scholar has become excellent in her reading skills and even after homework has been completed she is still reading books. Her thirst for learning is never over. Ms. A also boosts the kids self esteem with free haircuts all year long for our male scholars. Just an awesome person inside and out.

  • Sadiya Abubakri

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zo'nique Green

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    April 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zo'nique Green

    Ms. A is truly a kind, helpful and dependable person. She goes above and beyond to make sure that my daughter gets the content and offers extra time to assist with any questions. I often find myself at times having long conversations with her because she doesn't make understanding your child's progress and goals like a lecture, it's more like catching up with an old friend and hearing about all the exciting things they've been up too. She makes it easy to understand and gives materials to use at home to support with her development. Ms. A always has an upbeat personality which my daughter enjoys because it helps her to have better days when she's feeling down, the extra hugs make all the difference especially when they aren't expected. She makes herself available no matter the hour you need her and always provides her support wherever she can. My daughter has had the pleasure of having Ms. A two years in a row due to her being able to move up with her students when they went to second grade and she loves it and so do I. This allowed us to build an even stronger bond while preparing for my daughter to learn new skills for another grade level. Ms. A. encourages my child to read with confidence (which she struggle with ), not to be afraid and develop a love for reading at all times. She constantly stresses that reading is fun and shows it daily through her teaching. She also incorporates the children's interest and allows them to speak on topics they already know then challenges them to learn even more. Recently when my daughter started the reading clinic and I had concerns about how she was going to get there but Ms. A assured me that we would work together to get her there throughout the program as this would help to increase her reading skills while giving her extra support after school hours. When I needed her she was there and sat through my daughters tutoring session when I couldn't make it and spoke to her mentor afterwards to see how she was doing. Ms. A. goes above and beyond to make a difference in my daughters life and many other children and I appreciate and am grateful for each and every moment she has with her.

  • Sadiya Abubakri

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ja’kiyah Johnskn

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    May 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ja’kiyah Johnskn

    She has taught my baby to read more. She helps the kids very well for them to get to understand it. She has patience with them. She loves them. She prepares they work in order and she calls and checks on them to make sure they understand. She is the best.

  • Azmi Abusam

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: William Amey

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • William Amey

    My teacher, Mr. Abusam is a great teacher. He is an excellent teacher because he recognizes the students who actually do their work. He also treats bad situations with care and respect. Mr. Abusam is one of the most loved teacher of the 7th grade in general. He also explains the math work that he does so that all students get A's. Mr. Abusam might be the best teacher of the 7th grade and that is why he should be recognized as an excellent teacher.

  • Jorge Aguilar

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Paula Gonzalez

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Paula Gonzalez

    Estimado profesor me ha sido de gran ayuda en mis clases de ingles, creo que en cada clase puedo aprender algo que me ayudara a complementar algunas conversacion en algun momento y eso ayuda para mi futuro.

  • Jorge Aguilar

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Diana Mendez

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Diana Mendez

    Estimado profesor aguilar quiero decirle que apesar de que es enojon es una gran persona y me a ensenado a ser responsable usted es uno de los mejores maestros que he tenido quiero que sepa que es un honor estar en su clase. espero seguir en su clase, aprobecho para decirle que el libro d elas mariposas es el unico libro que enrialidad me llama la atencion.

  • Jorge Aguilar

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Josue Ibarra

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Josue Ibarra

    El profesor Jorge Aguilar me ha enseñado que tenemos que ser resposable con nuestro trabajo y que tenemos que cuidar las cosas que nos presta la escuela.

  • Jorge Aguilar

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Balmores Umanzor

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Balmores Umanzor

    Jorge Aguilar me iso cambiar en mi vida en saber mas englesh de lo que sabia y me a ensenado en escribir historias.

  • Jorge Aguilar

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Marvin Turcios

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Marvin Turcios

    I would like to say that Mr.Aguilar is one of the best teachers in Bell. He is good teacher. When we are reading a book, he helps us if we do not know the work. Sometimes he is very strict, but that's how he teaches.

  • Christopher Akinbuwa

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chace Moses-Hill

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    May 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chace Moses-Hill

    Mr. Akinbuwa has played a vital role in educating my son Chace on Black History, encouraging him to excel, and most of all to live up to his leadership abilities. I appreciate your belief in Chace.

  • Mafope Alao

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lebron James

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lebron James

    You cared about my grade and try to improve it for me.

  • Reiss Allen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jason Paiz

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jason Paiz

    He is the only teacher to make Math actually fun to me and to my other classmates.

  • Christian Allen

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: H.W.

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    March 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • H.W.

    We have been so impressed with Ms. Allen's continued enthusiasm and commitment to teaching during these challenging times. Thank you, Ms. Allen for all that you do. And hats off to Principal Byrd, and Payne, for getting remote learning off the ground quickly, and with solid communication to the school community.

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Devan Tatlow

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Devan Tatlow

    She has brought me ahead in math and has always supported me and worked with me on math even after I left her classes.

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kayin Gunthrope

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kayin Gunthrope

    She is a very good teacher and gets me through many challenges through algebra.

  • David Arabian

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elder Barahona

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elder Barahona

    Mr. Arabian Le escribo esto para decirle que es un gram maestro aunque avese me regana pero es porque no estamos trabajando siempre se preocupa por nosotros y estoy muy agradecido con usted Gracias.

  • David Arabian

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: ZhiCheng Liu

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • ZhiCheng Liu

    As my first year I came to America, my English knowledge is limited, is bad. I am quiet and less talking and not participating in the class easy. Mr. Arabian noticed me and started to talk to me, teach me to learn more English, teach me how to participate in class, be more confident to communicate with the classmates. He is the great teacher to teach English, also a great person for me or us to share what we think.

  • Maria Atencio

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jeremy Mendez

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    February 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jeremy Mendez

    When my son started his year at the school I was little worried. Pero cuando supe quienes serian sus maestras me dio mas confianza porque estaria en muy buenas manos. Ms Maria y Ms Guillen. Quiero reconoser el trabajo de Ms Maria siempre esta ahi para ayudar alos nino's, motivandolos a aprender mi hijo a avansado mucho gracias al trabajo en equipo de estas exelentes maestras.

  • Amy Azimi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jermaine Rasheed

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jermaine Rasheed

    Ms. Azimi helps every student she can by showing the same fairness that she shows to everyone and tries her best to make sure we understand our lessons. This really helps me because sometimes the lessons are taught really fast. I really appreciate you Ms. Azimi. You're the best.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Safya Biswal

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Safya Biswal

    Ms. Baker always makes learning fun in her class and finds fun, engaging ways to teach us. She also introduces us to new information and sounds so excited about it. Ms. Baker is always kind to everyone. Even when she is feeling sick, she is always there to help us.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Evan Zahler

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Evan Zahler

    Ms. Baker has showed me learning can be more than just writing and studying. You can express yourself through learning and do fun activities.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lily Carr

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lily Carr

    Ms. Baker is an amazing teacher and has taught me so much about science. She always makes class soooo fun and helps everyone out. Always. She answers all of our questions and makes sure everyone gets what we are learning.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tom Mager

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tom Mager

    She is very fun, and she is the best science teacher I have ever had because before this all the science teachers were bad.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Charlie Searby

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Charlie Searby

    Ms. Baker made a big difference in my life because she taught me important stuff while being a nice, fun teacher. This was by far the best year of my life.

  • Eugene Banks

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zo'nique Green

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    April 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zo'nique Green

    Mr. Banks is an awesome math teacher who is always giving his all when it comes to my daughter's education and other children. He makes math fun for my daughter to understand and challenges her to think outside the box to solve problems and to apply the skills taught, which is how she has become much better at grasping each concept one after another. He is full of energy and shows it daily with the class while he makes it fun for them to move around and remember key skills, he has chants and math starter songs to get the children warmed up and their brains rolling. My daughter enjoys his class and constantly comes home repeating the songs from the day which helps with her work and she uses them as brain breaks outside of school when completing work at home. He is truly a wonderful educator!

  • Eugene Banks

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ma'Khynzie Priester

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ma'Khynzie Priester

    Mr. Banks makes learning for the kids so fun. His energy is awesome. The kids love the way he teaches. He keeps them very engaged and excited about what's to come.

  • Jacqueline Baron

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Deven Mcalpine

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Deven Mcalpine

    Ms. Baron you will forever be my [Fake] mom.I appreciate that you never gave up on us like the last two teachers. You are one of the 4 best teachers I have ever had. I just want to let you know that I will never get mad at you for giving me a U because I know you didn't want to but you had to.

  • Jacqueline Baron

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Leila Graham

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Leila Graham

    Ms. Baron is so nice. She has given me second chances when it comes to my work. She has claimed me as her school daughter. She always my best intensions.

  • Allison Beckley

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kara Panjrath

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kara Panjrath

    Ms Beckley, you have helped me enjoy math more than I have before. You helped me learn things that I didn’t want to learn. Thank you for helping me so much with math. Your math class is awesome.

  • Allison Beckley

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nadia Lytle

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nadia Lytle

    Ms.Beckley you are the best math teacher that I could ever ask for. Thank you for making me love math so much more.

  • Allison Beckley

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Charlotte Mendelson

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Charlotte Mendelson

    Ms. Beckley is super nice and caring. She actually cares about her students as people. Last year she let us sit and eat with her during lunch because we didn’t like the cafeteria. She is soooooooooooooooo kind and amazing

  • Allison Beckley

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Clara Doyle

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Clara Doyle

    Ms. Beckley you have helped me enjoy math and motivated me in math and in life. Thank you!

  • Jacqueline Beliveau

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joline Nguyen

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Joline Nguyen

    This teacher is very understanding and goes out of her way to make sure the students understand the content taught.

  • Jacquie Beliveau

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eriyielle Trotter

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    January 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eriyielle Trotter

    My teacher inspired me to drown out the noise and apply myself to make honor roll. She is an inspiration to all the students and tries to connect to everyone.

  • Megan Belser

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kristina Suarez

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kristina Suarez

    I really don’t know how she changed me but I know that she is very nice and the people that disrespect her should be ashamed because she is very nice and if I really got know her she would probably be the best person I have met. At the beginning of school I thought she was weird but as I got to know her I realized she is not mean she is actually really nice and if you do what she says you will get want you need and sometimes want because the respect you give will sometimes come back. 97% of the time you will get the respect back.

  • Megan Belser

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lorelei McIntosh

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lorelei McIntosh

    My teacher has made a huge difference in my life by bringing happiness to me every day.

  • Lindsey Benjamin

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ariona Carson

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ariona Carson

    Thank you Ms. Benjamin for being the best teacher and always being funny, and focusing on work. Even if you are tired or what not, you still work hard and teach. You are the best teacher/reading teacher I have ever met. Thank you for everything and I love you.

  • Brittany Bielasiak

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Fatima Elkhattab

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    January 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Fatima Elkhattab

    Amazing teacher. She taught my son and he is an honor student. Ms. Bielasiak keeps parents informed on the student progress and lack of progress. Rewards students for good participation in class. Shares resources and information. Quick response when I reach out to her for my child. All around great teacher.

  • Henrietta Blankson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Journey Bolden

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Journey Bolden

    She listen to our needs so she can improve her lessons.

  • Jade Brawley

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amani Gray

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amani Gray

    She made a difference in many things. When it was time for High School applications, she practiced with me and two other students on how to be presented in our interview and our posture and other things. Even though we were joking and giggling around we still learned something from that small meeting that we would never forget. I want to thank you, Ms. Brawley because there is still 3 months left and there is more to learn.

  • Bridget Bruggeman

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anthonia Whitten

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anthonia Whitten

    Ms. B pushes us when we don't understand the work. She tells us we can do it and we never give up. Ms. B makes us feel welcome. She doesn't just give us work without explaining. She takes us on trips so that we can learn in an exciting way. She makes us feel that we can get somewhere in life. She makes us feel comfortable to come talk to her about any problems.

  • Bridget Bruggeman

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lailan Fells-Watson

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lailan Fells-Watson

    I don't know Ms. B that well but I do know that she is the nicest person that I ever met. She is really nice, kind and motivational. She keeps everyone on their feet and moving. SHE IS A SHINNING STAR.

  • Deborah Buckmon

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Deovion Barrett

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Deovion Barrett

    My teacher has made a difference in my life because she has taught me a lot of things. Even though this is a cosmetology class, it's not all about hair and she teaches us that. She also teaches us how to be the young ladies that we are by preparing us for the future.

  • Deborah Buckmon

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bryanna Zapata

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bryanna Zapata

    My teacher has made a difference in my life by pushing me to be my best self, and by comforting me when I told her that I lost my mom and had to move to Washington D.C

  • Deborah Buckmon

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Beyonce Ross

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Beyonce Ross

    My teacher has made a difference in my life because she taught me so many new things and as a student it is good to learn new things while also having fun doing it.

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonah Grosser

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jonah Grosser

    Mr. Burt has always helped me out with my medical reasons and has always been chill when I yell out the answer or have to go to the nurse. He also helps me out with learning the material.

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Peter Strauss

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    April 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Peter Strauss

    Mr. Burt was my math teacher for 6th and 7th Grade. He’s such a fun and loving guy that cares about his students. Whenever I had class with Mr. Burt, he tried to keep it fun. Every once and a while we would play Jeopardy and I think it was near the end of school when we played a game where you were in teams and if your team got the right answer you got to try to shoot a football into a recycling bin and if you did you could double or triple your points. I remember having so much fun that day that when class was dismissed I hugged Mr. Burt before I left to hang out with friends. Mr. Burt is and will be one of my favorite teachers ever. If you're reading this Mr. Burt, thank you for somehow making math class fun.

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Peter and Alex Strauss

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    April 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Peter and Alex Strauss

    Two of my sons have had Mr. Burt as a teacher and they both loved him. But the thing that amazed me the most is that he seems to genuinely like the kids and want to understand their interests - he volunteers to play with them outside and seems excited to get to know them. He is a special person and I feel lucky my kids have gotten to know what it is like to have a teacher who cares enough to get to know them!

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucas Spencer

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lucas Spencer

    He is a great teacher and he pushes you until you get the question right. Every time.

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nicolas Cloutier

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nicolas Cloutier

    Mr. Burt was my sixth-grade math teacher. Before him, math was, to me, something I was not at all interested in. I thought it was a fact of nature that I was bad at math, and there was nothing to be done about that; it was time to give up on even trying. To put it shortly, Mr. Burt proved me wrong. He made math fun in a way I didn't really know was possible before. He taught me important skills for learning in general like Cornell Notes, as well as making the math curriculum engaging mixing in fun aspects into the class like a class pet, a (stuffed) turtle, and treats from an incentive system that actually lasted the whole year. Today, I am an eighth-grader in a high school Geometry course. I love math, and I owe it all to Mr. Burt.

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucas Spencer

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lucas Spencer

    Mr Burt is an awesome teacher because he is a believer. He instills self confidence and he is easy to talk to.

  • Tomii Butts

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tomii Butts

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tomii Butts

    My teacher, Ms.Hawkins, is a really great person. She helps me build a better mindset and up my confidence. Her teaching is really good and she makes sure i understand what I am doing. I love her a lot because she is a really great teacher!

  • Ruben Caceres

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anthony B.

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anthony B.

    He was a good teacher when I was in his class.

  • Ruben Caceres

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jayden Gray

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jayden Gray

    She is a nice teacher and she does nice things.

  • Mardi Caminer

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Julien Padua

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Julien Padua

    Ms. Caminer has been a great support during all of this online learning. Julien needs extra help and she is there to work with him via computer or phone to go over math and English learning and homework. She is doing an amazing job and has been a lifeline during this time! For kids who need the structure of school having regular onlines meetings has been critical and Ms. Caminer engages Julien so well over the media we have.

  • Mardi Caminer

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Julien Padua

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    January 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Julien Padua

    Ms. Caminer is very thoughtful in how she supports our son's learning needs. She finds great ways to assist him across all subjects and has helped him develop perseverance as he tackles difficult learning challenges. She is creative and fun and very responsive to our questions and concerns. We really appreciate all her great work.

  • Karen Carino

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bessy

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bessy

    She is a great teacher.

  • Karen Carino

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kimora Vick

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kimora Vick

    Ms. Carino has been helping me and my mom with things. She helps me with stuff. She is always there for me. I can tell her ANYTHING. She is not a teacher, but she does work in the school. Ms. Carino helps my mom and encourages her that she can do it and that everything is going to be okay. Thank you Ms. Carino for all of your help.

  • Josephine Chavez

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonae Robinson

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    January 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jonae Robinson

    Ms. Chavez is a great teacher. I’ve known Chavez for 9 yrs now. Ms. Chavez has worked with 2 of my children with the oldest one being in the 8th grade now. Throughout the years I have watched Chavez work with many students and they all loved her, parents and all. Chavez is an excellent teacher and very creative. I love how she teaches and demonstrates things to the kids so that they will learn and understand. Her creative ways help them to learn quick and enjoy it while they work. I had the pleasure of working in the classroom closely with Chavez as a parent volunteer. Chavez has inspired me to go back to school for childcare. Chavez is a very loving and caring teacher. She will give someone the shirt off her back. Chavez is one of the many amazing teachers at Ketcham Elementary. She will do what she can to help no matter what it is. I believe Ms. Chavez should be honored for all her hard work, support, and dedication to the school, students and parents.

  • Elisabeth Chay

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rafi Fox

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rafi Fox

    Ms. Chay has been wonderfully helpful to her class and my son this year. She provides constructive feedback and works with students individually, which I, as a parent, greatly appreciate. My son states she is a fun and easygoing teacher. She also is very caring, something I experienced first hand. Thank you Ms. Chay for keeping our students motivated in ELA.

  • Melanie Coleman Jefferies

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Riley Gayle

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Riley Gayle

    Ms. Jefferies has always taught her students to push harder than they think the can. She's a great teacher and makes learning fun.

  • Melanie Coleman-Jeffries

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ava King

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ava King

    After Ms. Smiley left, I was scared. I thought Ms. Smiley was the best we could have gotten. But then we got Ms. Jeffries. She seemed like a normal teacher, but Ms. Jeffries, you were a lot more. Up until then, school was easy. It was not a challenge. You helped me to see my full potential as a student and a writer. You know how to make me laugh, but you still know how to prepare us for what's next. I appreciate that you care for our future. Thank you.

  • Simon Conway

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chaunce Allen

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chaunce Allen

    This teacher is really funny and always knows when I'm mad, sad, happy and makes learning more fun.

  • Simon Conway

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sarah Jones

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sarah Jones

    This teacher has always been positive and really good at listening. If a student is having a bad day, this teacher will go out of their way to ask and make it better.

  • Simon Conway

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washingtong, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nolan Quinn

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nolan Quinn

    My teacher has made a difference in my life because he always makes us keep trying even when we've given up.

  • Betty Ann Cowans

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Taylor Johnson

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Taylor Johnson

    Ms. Cowans has made a difference in my life by keeping it real and not sugar coating anything. Ms. Cowans always shows up to school with a smile on her face and has open arms to hug everyone.Whenever I'm feeling down Ms. Cowans brings a smile to my face. Ms. Cowans always talks about how we are the next generation and we can make a difference and be something great.

  • Alison Cross

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Azareona Garner

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Azareona Garner

    Ms. Cross has been my favorite teacher since the first day I met her. She is an amazing teachers and I hope that she can teach me again next year. Ms. Cross never gets frustrated with me or yells at me whenever I do something she doesn't like or something I have no business doing, she just sits me aside when she has the chance and tells me that what I'm doing is wrong and that I shouldn't be doing it. Ms. Cross encourages me to do the right things all the time even when I don't really want to. Ms. Cross is my everything and she knows that she is.

  • Alison Cross

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mahalia Elbert

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mahalia Elbert

    Ms. Cross is an amazing teacher because she has always made me feel safe and comfortable and welcomed. She also makes me smile when she says funny things or talks to me. She is always looking out for me and helping me academically and giving me chances when get something wrong.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aaron Clarke

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aaron Clarke

    He is a super nice and caring teacher. And still teaches me a lot about math. He is a lot of fun.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Luis Fernando Echavarria

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Luis Fernando Echavarria

    HE IS THE MOST AMAZING TEACHER!!!!!! HE DESERVES A VERY GOOD REWARD. HE MAKES LEARNING FUN AND EXCITING BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE LEARN A LOT!!!!!!

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ian Arnsbreger

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ian Arnsbreger

    He is cool makes school interesting for everyone.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Leo Schleifer

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Leo Schleifer

    He is a great man and has taught so much. He has done this by connecting to us and helping us with our level of math.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nadia Lytle

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nadia Lytle

    Mr. Cuadro is a very fun, and energetic teacher, he knows how to keep learning fun, and always makes us smile. He has made me better at math and keeps me wanting to know more.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jordan Williams

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jordan Williams

    He has taught me things that I thought I would never understand.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Camilla Collins

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Camilla Collins

    Mr. Cuadro has made this years math class fun and engaging. He has fun lessons and is a very fun teacher to have. He also rewards our class with candy and even sometimes doughnuts and pizza!!!!!!!! He also likes llamas and I reallyyyyy like llamas so we share a special llama connection 🙂 In school, he even let me write a quote of the day on the white board! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! You have made a difference in my life because now I enjoy math class more! Here is a quote of the day: Spit happens, its ok- Llama.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: LILY SCHWARTZMAN

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • LILY SCHWARTZMAN

    Mr. Cuadro has both made math class a fun and enjoyable, but also made school just fun period. Mr. Cuadro is a really cool guy not even lying 🙂 Everyday I look forward to math class with him!!! Yayyy

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Natasha Mosley

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Natasha Mosley

    He makes class very fun and is always there to help you and make you smile that day. He is also a very good math teacher.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Diego Sánchez

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Diego Sánchez

    After he knew that I liked to play FIFA, we started playing FIFA as a friendly group, so he worries about us and take us in count.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, Alabama

    Recognized by: Tamer

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tamer

    Last year I had difficult time understanding math, until the beginning of this school year when I asked Mr. Cuadro for, and since I asked for help Mr. Cuadro make sure I always understand. Mr. Cuadro is nice with everyone. He is the best math teacher I ever had because he explains problems in a way that makes everyone understand.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nadia Lytle

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nadia Lytle

    Mr. Cuadro is a great math teacher, who makes learning fun, and enjoyable. He makes math my favorite subject, and makes me want to learn more. I have always looked forward to coming to his class.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Leo Schleifer

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Leo Schleifer

    He has really helped improve my math skills while I have been working with him, and he gives us help when ever we need in in depth answers.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Melany

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Melany

    Mr. Cuadro has made my life difference in my life because he helps me in my work in class he also tries to explain me the work hard as he can until I get the explanation in the work. How he also made my life different is by translating the work I don't understand and he is also funny and he is nice what he also does is when I'm not in a good mood he tries to cheer me up and when some people distract me in my work he moves them around so I can complete my work. For me Mr. Cuadro is the best and he knows a lot of math and I love math.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isis Clark

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Isis Clark

    Mr. Cuadro is very enthusiastic about math! In class he makes sure each student is engaged in the lesson and understands what they are learning. He also pushes students that need additional help to participate when he is teaching a lesson. He has made me more excited about math and eager to go to math class.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Autumn (Fall) Cowsert

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Autumn (Fall) Cowsert

    Mr. Caudro impacts my life because he is always there to take his time and decompose each part of a lesson. And even when his 7th period messes up we always find a way to turn our behavior around. On top of that it's cool to have Mr. Caudro because he is very understanding and he is not judgmental about anything!! To sum this up for you guys he is the best and if you don't have him you are missing out on many opportunities and fun parties as well.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brandon Quintanilla

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Brandon Quintanilla

    Mr. Cuadro is the teacher of dreams. He is a teacher that loves his teachers and his students and also what he studies and also is my fav teacher. He is compassionate and loves everyone and I want to say thank you Mr. Cuadro. You're good at soccer and I hope to see you prosper.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Salome Torres

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Salome Torres

    He speaks Spanish and helps other to understand what he said. I love Mr. Cuadro because when someone needs him, he stays right there when no one is there. He is more than a teacher. He is like a friend. He stay in tutoring so he can be with their daughters.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Escuela Intermedia
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mariapaz

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mariapaz

    I choose Mr. Cuadro because he helps us and explains the work when we do not understand. Also I like to work with Mr. Cuadro because he is a Hispanic person.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mekhi Young

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    March 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mekhi Young

    He is funny and relates math work to interesting real life subjects. He understands that our lives are difficult as well as his and we all need a little laugh.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ramon Castro

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    March 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ramon Castro

    Cuadro is the GOAT. He can explain hard problems to other students. Also he likes to challenge students, which I like. Also many people love him the best. He IS THE GOAT. Also he likes to play with students and loves doing good activities that students really like.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Salome Torres

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Salome Torres

    He is the best because he speaks Spanish and can better explain us to the Latin people. He understands our problems and helps us to solve ourselves. He explains in class in different ways for everyone to understand, if necessary he stays to explain us. He loves everyone. I LOVE MR. CUADRO ! ❤✨

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Vy Bui

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Vy Bui

    My name is Vy. Now, I am a 7th grader in Alice Deal Middle School. The first time I met Mr. Cuadro was my first day at school( a month ago :)) And Mr. Cuadro was very happy to have me as a part of his class. My math teacher teaches his students carefully and always tells us some funny jokes :))). I am very happy to be his student.

  • Latia Cunningham

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Summerour

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Summerour

    She keeps the school safe. She makes me feel welcome. She makes sure im safe, and she looks out for me.

  • Latia Cunningham

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

    She keeps the school safe and she make me laugh and she is funny and makes me safe.

  • Zakia Dance

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elizabeth Cantwell

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elizabeth Cantwell

    Ms. Dance is loved by all students in both Ms. Robinson's class as well as Ms. Fox's class. Although she started the year solely supporting Ms. Robinson, a need was identified within Ms. Fox's class and Ms. Dance quickly filled that role. Whether it was assisting during morning drop off, recess or lunch, Ms. Dance was always there for the kids. She is not only compassionate but also an expert manager of the classroom. She knows all supplies on hand as well as what is running low. Ms. Robinson's class was extremely luck to have her.

  • Brenda Davis

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Monica Argueta

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Monica Argueta

    At first when I had her class I was motivated. Later then it seemed like I really didn’t care. My biggest concern was trying not to fail that class and I knew I shouldn’t be failing it because it will help me prepare for college. My teacher is special because she means a lot to me and she has taught me what I am capable of and all the good things that I could do.

  • Zakia Davis

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Andrew Dancy

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Andrew Dancy

    We have been blessed to have Mrs. Davis (Dance) as the aide in Andrew's class for two years in a row! She was a consistent, skilled aide in PreK-4 and this year has been a fabulous support in the Kindergarten classroom. For the first half of the school year she was actually in the classroom next door, but shared with me one day that she often went into my son's classroom to check on him when his classroom aide was absent. It gave me so much comfort to know that a teacher that already knew and cared about him would be checking on him! She is always honest and straightforward, and really cares for the students. During distance learning she has been behind the scenes, making sure each student is in the right classroom call, working through technical difficulties, and keeping up with children who need extra support. Our live online video distance learning classes continue to be a true success and she keeps things running smoothly! She is extremely dedicated to the Payne Elementary School community and the lead teachers she supports and the students are lucky to have her! We are so thankful for you, Mrs. Davis-Dance!

  • Zakia Davis

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Valerie Bowen

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Valerie Bowen

    We are so lucky to have Ms. Davis in our kindergarten classroom. She makes sure every child in the classroom is engaged and having fun. She has been great during remote learning as well, connecting with kids and families while they are adjusting to school at home.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Luther Hoy

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Luther Hoy

    He brings me great joy in teaching and has helped me learn a lot of Spanish verbs and has helped me through my learning experience. I will miss him so much next year when I go off to high school.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Escuela Intermedia
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Yessly Cabrera-Reyes

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Yessly Cabrera-Reyes

    Mi maestro me ha marcado mi vida en une manera grande. Cuando empecé a ir a la escuela intermedia tuve mi clase de español humanidades. Pensé que iba ser fácil porque yo ya sabía como hablar, escribir y leer en español pero fue muy diferente de lo que yo pensé. Estoy agradecida de tener un professor que me ha ensañado más de lo que yo sabia. Por ejemplo los verbos del presente, pasado y futuro. También he aprendido nuevas palabras en español que nunca sabía que existían. Entonces le doy muchas gracias a mi professor por todo que el e ha enseñado y que me siga ensañado más hasta que termine la escuela intermedia.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Baldewin Bokus

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Baldewin Bokus

    Dr. Delgado has been teaching Spanish Humanities to me, Baldewin Bokus since 6th grade. My family is not native Spanish speakers at home. I had had Spanish everyday K-4 at my previous elementary school in CT. When we moved to DC for my final year of elementary school at John Eton, there was no Spanish. At Alice Deal, Dr. Delgado evaluated me and told me that I would have to work hard, as I was 1 to 2 years behind other students. Dr. Delgado has supported me all the way. At first I lacked confidence and was always shy in class. Dr. Delgado challenged me. The result today: I participated in a school trip to Guatemala and had no issue expressing myself and exploring the culture of Guatemala. Dr. Delgado is totally dedicated to all of his students. During summer, he took the time to correct weekly book summaries I would send him. He is VERY responsive to my emails and questions. I am so lucky to have had this wonderful teacher in my life. Teaching is a very hard job and I do not take it for granted.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Escuela Intermedia
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sara Balseca

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sara Balseca

    El profesor Delgado me ayudado a mejorar mi idioma y ayuda a todos nuestros companeros en la escuela y periodos de las clases , Siempre cuando no sabemos algo el profesor nos apoya y nos ayuda en lo que necesitados y siempre nos pregunta que necesitamos o si estamos comprendiendo lo que el nos dice o nos explica siempre, participamos en esta clase con actividades faciles y que podemos aprender mucho en esta clase aprendemos mas espanol.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kevin Abrego Cruz

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kevin Abrego Cruz

    He is very caring and kind and shows that he cares about students he has very creative ways of teaching and its always fun to be in his class you are never bored!

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: William Hamilton

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • William Hamilton

    Dr. Delgado has brought a lot of joy in to my life by constantly being positive, supportive and having a great sense of humor. He has made learning a language way more fun and he has taken the time to get to know each and every one of us personally. There were a few kids who skipped class and he encourages us to get them to come to class knowing they cared more about what they're friends said than teachers and if we got them to come to class for one week we would get ice cream for everyone in the class.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: David Ayala Zelaya

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • David Ayala Zelaya

    Dr. Delgado has taught me many things like to behave better and how to speak better Spanish but most of all he thought me how to make more friends and how to be a good friend to people. A way Dr. Delgado made a change in my life was that he was always there to be my second father at school and was always there to take care of me and there to always care for me, but he has taught me many things as well as he has to my classmates and always giving me privileges.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Roscoe Stutz

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Roscoe Stutz

    Mr. Delgado has always been a great teacher that encourages me and other students to do our best and never give up. He has made learning a foreign language interesting and something I look forward to every day. He has a great sense of humor and brightens the classroom with his funny jokes, making the environment delightful. He has always been helpful to students and parents alike. Sometimes people come in late to class and sometimes skip the class altogether. Although this is only a select few he always encourages them to not skip class and be on time to class. Me and a group of friends always stay late after school and help him clean the classroom. He sometimes rewards us with treats like a small bag of chips and skittles etc. Even though he gives us treats, we overall just like him as a teacher and a friend. He is the type of teacher that makes you smile and want to be there and learn.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Devan Tatlow

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    April 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Devan Tatlow

    When I came into Deal in 7th grade, I barely knew any Spanish but wanted to learn as much as I could. I bounced around the various Spanish classes until I met Dr. Delgado. He took a chance on me, allowing me into his Spanish Humanities class, despite neither being a native Spanish speaker nor having gone to an immersion school. Although it was extremely difficult at first, he was with me every step of the way. He allowed me to work with him for an entire extra class period during his lunch, every day. I would often spend two or three hours working with him every day, almost all of that his own free time. I started to read La Ciudad de las Bestias by Isabel Allende. After I wrote each summary, he would painstakingly edit it with me for hours to improve my skills. He also introduced me to numerous amazing poems and plays in Spanish which we would analyze. I read and summarized her entire trilogy, La Ciudad de las Bestias, El Reino del Dragon de Oro, and El Bosque de los Pigmeos. Even after he caught me up with the class, he still allowed me to come in for his lunch break every day to further hone my skills. This year we analyzed many poems, acted plays, had class discussions, did debates, and did mock trials. This way we were able to work on our speaking and rhetoric. I have never gotten this kind of critical thinking teaching from any other language class. I am currently reading Allende's La Casa de los Espíritus (The House of Spirits) and analyzing it with him. He also organized a class trip to Guatemala where we had a week of immersion in a small village. We painted a mural in the town and used our conversational Spanish. It was truly a trip of a lifetime to live in a Guatemalan homestay. It was even more meaningful to be on this trip with such an amazing teacher. Through these books, poetic analysis, debates, trials, discussions, and the trip he has brought me from knowing no Spanish to reading high literature and being able to carry a conversation in Spanish. He is a truly amazing teacher who can push everyone to achieve their full potential.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: F Shareno

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    April 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • F Shareno

    Dr. Delgado has been a mainstay in my son's life from the beginning of 6th grade until now, the end of 8th grade. He has taught my son to really enjoy Spanish. Along the way, he has supported him in his friendships and his "growing up" skills. He encouraged us to take a chance and send our son on an international service and learning trip to Guatemala, which has been a transformative event in his life. Dr. Delgado is awesome!!! Gracias!

  • Mary Dickerson

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Nicolas Cabrera

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    April 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nicolas Cabrera

    Nicolas Cabrera my son had difficulty in learning quickly. My son said to me that Mrs. Dickerson sits down with him so patiently to show him how and that he loves learning with her. That's a great teacher. Patience and love and above all dedication. Thanks Mrs. Dickerson. You are amazing and we love you. Even through this pandemic that we are having know you are in line helping us and the kids with their homework and classwork. In my heart and my son you are amazing. Thanks.

  • Sheritha Dixon

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zatarre Allen

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zatarre Allen

    Dear Ms. Dixon, I appreciate you for always giving me food when I'm hungry and being such a nice staff member in our school. Also, thank you for all ways making sure I stay out of trouble and do the right thing.

  • Sheritha Dixon

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kamya Kelly-Price

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kamya Kelly-Price

    Ms. Dixion made a difference in my life by always being there for me and just always teaching me right and wrong like a mom. I am so glad to have her here.

  • Francesca Dixon

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eva Okoobo

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eva Okoobo

    Ms. Dixon has made a difference in me and my classmates lives by giving us a great learning environment and giving us the tools we need to improve. She is also nice and caring. When we are quiet and productive in class she either does araphel or she gives out brain food or candy as a reward.

  • Sheritha Dixon

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rikayla Robinson

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rikayla Robinson

    Ms. Dixon made a change in my life because she tell me to get in class and ignore them when something is going on and she also put a smile on my face when I don't have one. She also told me to make better choices so this is how MS.DIXON change my life back around and I love her for that THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!.

  • Sheritha Dixon

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Arrianna Wilson

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Arrianna Wilson

    I like Ms. Dixon because she is nice and she cares about me and she a snitch thats why I like her.

  • Patricia Donati

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aureline Mejia

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aureline Mejia

    Ms. Donati ha enseñado a mi hija a amar a Mother Earth, para ella es muy importante cuidar el medio ambiente.

  • Patricia Donati

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: June Collins

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • June Collins

    Ms. Donati has been the most wonderful kindergarten teacher for my child. She always makes learning fun and gets my child excited about all subjects in a way that I find so impressive. I especially love how excited she gets the kids about conservation and nature and incorporates math and literacy into those lessons. They organized a climate march through the neighborhood - the kids made signs and everything! Ms. Donati really cares about all of her students and they emotional well being. Every morning they meditate together as a class. My child has taught my husband and I how to meditate! She also took time out of her weekend to take parents and kids on a rock climbing trip. My child absolutely loves rock climbing thanks to Ms. Donati. Thank you for everything you do!

  • Jacqueline Douglas

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Liesel Swartz

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Liesel Swartz

    Mrs. Douglas greets every student with a warm smile and positive attitude. Liesel loves to go to school and always comes home happy and ready to share all of the fun and enriching activities of the day. Thank you, Mrs. Douglas!

  • Jacqueline Douglas

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Magnolia Lombardo

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Magnolia Lombardo

    Mrs. Douglas has a way of calming and comforting 4 year olds -- and their parents. The other week she told a group of parents that our best is enough, and I needed to hear that. Now that school is being taught virtually, I love listening to her soothing voice in our house in the mornings. My daughter has blossomed in Mrs. Douglas's classroom, and we are so thankful to have her in our lives.

  • Jacqueline Douglas

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elijah Lindner

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elijah Lindner

    My son Elijah is a very active boy. I sometimes have a hard time just getting him to keep still long enough to complete a task so of course I was worried about how he would be in class in someone else's care. Mrs. Douglas has been patient but also direct with Elijah to the point that I am comfortable knowing thatvshe can handle him without having to constantly contact me. He's learned so much that he comes home to teach it to me. When the school year ended, a lot of parents from pre k3 wanted their children to be accepted into Mrs. Douglas class and I had no idea why until know. I know this is only Elijahs second year of school but we couldn't have asked for a better teacher. She's truly a blessing.

  • Jerry Dudley

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Morgan Nicholson

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Morgan Nicholson

    Mr Dudley is awesome! Mr Dudley has helped me learn more about math, than I have ever had! He has showed optimism , and empathy, he gives great feedback, which helps me excel even more. One time, Mr. Dudley gave me great tips on how to do my math better, he tells me to keep trying and to never give up! Thank you , Mr Dudley. Without you, I wouldn't have been more confident and brave in math. You are the best and I appreciate you!

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Don'Neja Griffin

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Don'Neja Griffin

    You made science easier for me.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: LaDawn Langley

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • LaDawn Langley

    Ms. Edwards is a very chill and fun teacher. She might not be our official science teacher, but she surely acts like it. She makes sure that we can get all the information we can so we can at least pass.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Latrice Adams

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Latrice Adams

    She's really nice and helpful to me. When I have trouble doing my work she helps me understand which is why I have a good grade in my class.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Diamond

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Diamond

    Thank you Ms. Edwards for teaching us when you didn't have to. I appreciate you for that.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Terrion Gamble

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Terrion Gamble

    Ms. Edwards I appreciate you because you always make sure that I understand and make sure that I get all my work right and have a good understanding of everything we do. You are an amazing teacher and you act like a mother to everybody thats why we love you. Thank You!!!!

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: laila Albritton

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • laila Albritton

    She changed my life by making science fun.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Santana Stewart

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Santana Stewart

    Ms. Edwards has put a difference in my life by pushing me hard and showed me great examples to how to achieve what I wanna do and be in life. And she taught me that if i wanna do, get, or be somewhere in life I have to achieve my goals and do a great job at it and i really, really appreciate her for it.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kalayha Gray

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kalayha Gray

    Ms. Edwards has made a difference in my life by teaching us science. When we didn't have a teacher, she taught us. Something else she did good for us is when people don't have a ride she takes people to school.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Armani Jacobs

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Armani Jacobs

    I appreciate Ms. Edwards for helping me what I need and she have move other students to the next level. She is a kind teacher when a student ask for something she make her way to go get that student what they need she don't like kids coming to school looking any kind of way.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jada Chambers

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jada Chambers

    Ms.Edwards is fun, nice and she makes sure we get our work done. She is not rude to us and she rewards us when we do our work. During lunch time she send the kids who are finished their work and not hold the whole class like other teachers. She is positive to us in many ways.

  • Wanice Edwards

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: ZARIYAH HOLMES

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • ZARIYAH HOLMES

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR US IN THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR UNTIL NOW WHEN WE DON'T HAVE A TEACHER YOUR THERE TO KEEP US EDUCATED AND READY AND NOT BEHIND. I APPRECIATE YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR THAT AND BEING THE BEST COACH POSSIBLE TO BE THERE TO HELP US AND GET US TRYING UNTIL WE GET IT.

  • Noel Emilius

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Yenifer Hernandez

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Yenifer Hernandez

    Me a ayudado en todo en especial con aprender el idioma de estados unidos me gusta su clase por que me gusta aprender ingles los momentos que e pasado con ella a sido muy buena maestra.

  • Noel Emilius

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Josue valladares

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Josue valladares

    Every time I was in her class she always helped me improve my language because she knows that English was my second language. When wrote essays, she always tell me what was wrong and explain to me you have to do this like this. I always believe Ms. Emilius because her first language is English and she knows better than me so she help me a lot specially when I was talking Spanish with my friend she always keep telling me to try to speak English. In that way I improve my language she always tell me that 11th grade would be more hardest so I always keep trying my best because life is part of mistake so in that way I would learned.

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Fuka Mabuchi

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Fuka Mabuchi

    I cannot thank enough for Mr. Englehart’s and Ms. Matthew’s strong support and great patience to my daughter throughout her first school year in Marie Reed PK3 program. My daughter has Asian background and her English skills were very limited at the start of the school year. In addition, she hadn’t had any day care experience before joining the school, so I was little concerned if she could do well with other students. However, both Mr. Englehart and Mr. Matthew carefully listened our concerns and tried to help my daughter as much as possible. I am sure that it was not easy to look after a student who doesn’t understand their instructions in English, but both were extremely patient. They gave me a regular feedback on how my daughter was doing in the class and shared a lot of suggestions to improve her behavior and language. After the few months, I was very happy to see that my daughter really enjoyed going to the school every morning and became part of the class. It is very unfortunate that the school has been closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but we are very much looking forward to joining Mr. Englehart’s PK4 class in the next school year. Thank you so much again!

  • Sarah Ermis

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Hannah Nguyen

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Hannah Nguyen

    Even though this is my first year and also last year at Bell, Ms.Ermis has always been a friend that I could go to any time. No words can describe how grateful I am having Ms. Ermis as my teacher who is the most dedicated and diligent with her students. She empowers me to be better and bring out the best of who I am. She shows me that it is alright to be an individual, to be as weird as I am. Ultimately, Ms. Ermis has been one of my inspirations at school.

  • Sarah Ermis

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Darcy Rodriguez

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    January 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Darcy Rodriguez

    Ms. Ermis has made a big difference in my life by challenging me in and outside of class. She may not know this but this has caused me to give my all and even more than what I thought I could, because of this I have learned more things about myself that will continue to help me in my studies. In personal life I have become bolder and more confident in what I do because of her. This is because in class whatever she does, she has so much confidence in what she does and I have tried to do the same as well, be confident in whatever I do.

  • Megan Fisk

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chace Moses-Hill

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    May 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chace Moses-Hill

    Ms. Fisk has been a great educator to my son Chace. Chace is excited to learn and explore science thanks to Ms. Fisk. He especially loves his after school time when he is in Ms. Fisk's group.

  • Jessica Flinn

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Romell Randolph

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Romell Randolph

    Dear Ms. Flinn, I want you to know how thankful I am to have been taught by such a Fantastic, Wonderful, Awesome Teacher. You have taught me so much in this school year. In Math, ELA, even Spanish. I am so Fortunate and Proud to have had you for my 8th grade year as my teacher and case manger. You made my year complete. Thank You for seeing the good in me. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for being so understanding. Thank you for going out your way to teach me . Me. Flinn you are also unique, and amazing. There will never be another like you at Deal. I want you to have the recognition, that you deserve to have a Teacher’s Honor Award . For all your hard work. Before school and after school. Not just what you done for me but, what you do for all the kids at Deal . If we need help in any subjects. You always was there. I want to say Thank You Ms. Flinn. I will miss you , as well as being in your classes. I will come back to visit you . I appreciate everything you have done for me. F- Is for Favorite Fabulous Teacher L- Is for Listening and Leading and Learning I- Is for Incredible , Inspiring N- Is for Noble , and Never giving up N- Is for Number One Teacher This is all you Ms. Flinn

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anita Shalett

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anita Shalett

    The fact that Mr. Fontalvo seems to always be ready to teach makes me exited to go to his class everyday.

  • Juan Fontavo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Do Viet Phuong

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Do Viet Phuong

    He taught me.

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aubrey Bittle

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aubrey Bittle

    I'm Sitting Here Trying To Put In To Words How Much You Mean To Me And My Girls. And Fist Day That Met Aubrey You She Was So Extremely Excited To Be In Your Class From There You were All She Talk About Snd Now It Time For Me To Tell You That Your The Teacher And Friend And Season Mom, Grandmom Fox Has My Girls Call You And I Just Want To Thank You For Being The Best Teacher Ever And Thank You Bring Smiles And Happiness And Joy In Your Kids Heart And Thank For Teaching Our Kids That They Care Do whatever They Put There Minds Too For That. I SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING THE BEST TEACHER EVER AND WE LOVE YOU FOREVER.

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aubrey Bittle

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    January 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aubrey Bittle

    Mrs.Fox has made a difference in my life by welcoming me and my girls into her life. She has been the most helpful, loving, kindest and funniest person I’ve ever met. She is one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever met in my life. Without her in my kids life I don’t know where my kids would be today. She has really helped my child accomplish more than they expected. If it wasn’t for her and her great teaching and dedicated and hard work my baby would not be reading today or writing in a complete sentence. Those kids love her like she’s their real grandmother and she’s like a second mom to me. She goes above and beyond for those students like no other teacher I know. She would give them the shirt off her back if she had to and she would do anything for those kids. She loves those kids like her own and she is the best teacher ever and I mean best teacher ever. She should be recognized for her great accomplishment with helping my daughter and the other students achieve goals with reading and math and helping them be better students and helping them strive for excellence. I would recognize her for being a great and amazing teacher and for being a great friend and second mom to me and my kids. I would like to tell her that we love her and we thank her for everything she’s ever done for me and my kids and for the entire Kindergarten class.

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Antwan Bergman

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Antwan Bergman

    Mrs. Fox, formerly Ms. McDowell, was my elementary teacher. I was in Special Education in a program that had me feeling defeated as a child. I remember Ms. McDowell would always ask me about my weekend, ask me about my likes and would encourage me to read. In college I would hear her say “ Was that your best?” On many occasions she bought me books and other things that I needed for school. I write all of this because this month I would have graduated from college and I just wanted to say, “Thank you.” You are my SHERO, Mrs. Fox!

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Forsythe

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    April 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lucy Forsythe

    Ms Fox tells me to speak up for myself and she teaches me math and reading. She loves and cares about me and my friends. I like her Mickey room!

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Andrew Dancy

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Andrew Dancy

    "She is the greatest teacher. She does school online and I'm glad I get to see her on the video every day. Mrs. Fox says I have superpowers because I got my eye surgery. That's why Mrs. Fox says we both have superpowers, because she also got a surgery." - Andrew Mrs. Fox has a special way of making each child feel special, including my son. He had eye surgery which made his eye very red and many of his classmates had strong reactions when they first saw him (naturally, it was very red!). To make sure he didn't feel bad, Mrs. Fox created this special bond with him about their superpowers. I've always loved that she looked out for him after his surgery. She has also been the perfect teacher to handle his special needs. She took the time to get to know him early in the school year and started adjusting to his learning style right away. She recognized some accommodations he needed and made those adjustments long before we got them written into his IEP. As the parent of a child with special needs, there are few things that give me more comfort as I send my child off to school each day than to know he has a teacher who is aware of his needs, and wants to accommodate him so that he can succeed. She really has been the best Kindergarten teacher we could have asked for! Whether it's physically in the classroom or virtually in a live video class during distance learning, she gives 150% every day and is so very committed to these kids and their growth!

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Liev Shyovitz

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Liev Shyovitz

    I love having Mrs. Fox as my teacher. I'm glad I still get to see her online. She's very nice to us and helps us learn. And she can be pretty silly sometimes!

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gary Carrington

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Gary Carrington

    Ms. Fox is a true shining star, she embraces all of her students and really takes the time to teach them where they are at and takes them to the next level. She knows how to balance the highs and the lows. My son received the love, knowledge, and continued confidence to push through! I loved the inclusion while in her classroom. I was truly blessed to have her as my son’s teacher and I look forward to her teacher my younger son for a double blessing!

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Noah Jenkins

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Noah Jenkins

    My name is Noah Jenkins. I am 5 years old but I will be 6 years old on March 26th. Mrs. Fox helps me learn my work. Sometimes we learn math from a book. Sometimes we do math games. I really like the math games. She reads books to us. When Mrs. Fox reads to us, she changes her voice and we all laugh. When I have a good day Mrs. Fox lets me get something out of the goodie box. She is nice to me.

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Marcus Harris Jr

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    May 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Marcus Harris Jr

    Ms. Fox makes me laugh. Ms. Fox also tells me it’s ok to make mistakes. I feel happy with her. I miss our classroom time together.

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Valerie Bowen

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Valerie Bowen

    Ms. Fox brings energy and excitement to teaching even when teaching her kids remotely! The kids love seeing her every day, and have fun while they are learning. She celebrates the successes of her students and helps them build a love of learning.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ricardo Green

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ricardo Green

    She has helped me throughout eighth grade and treats students well.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: James Hamilton

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    March 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • James Hamilton

    Every day in class she makes us feel welcome and happy in her class. She is super chill but she still keeps a hold on the class. For example in advisory, one day we had nothing to do, so she let us just hang out and chill or do work from another class, but when she called us to be silent after a few seconds you could have heard a pin drop. Also, I wasn't here one day and I asked her what I should do to make up my work and she had all the papers ready and was completely organized.

  • Oscar Fuentes

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lailan Fells-Watson

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lailan Fells-Watson

    Mr. Fuentes is a really nice person. He helps you with your work and helps you get a good grade in classes and in your focus areas.

  • Delonna Gibbs

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Michael Young, Jr.

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Michael Young, Jr.

    She understands that I sometimes need more challenging work or homework to do. She lets me move if there are distractions or people that are bothering me.

  • Kenneth Giron

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elvis Rivera

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elvis Rivera

    Mr. Giron me ayudado mucho y lo quiero reconocer porque el me ayuda mucho me corrige.

  • Kenneth Giron

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bessy

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bessy

    He is aa great teacher.

  • Kenneth Giron

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erick Perdomo

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erick Perdomo

    He has taught me life lessons. He has taught me to let out my emotions. He has taught me math. He's super fun when he's happy. He gives us so much grief because he wants the best for us and I want the best for him.

  • Kenneth Giron

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Camya Perrier

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Camya Perrier

    You have been fun and made my life better. You made school not as boring as it normally is.

  • Kenneth Giron

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Valeria Magana

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Valeria Magana

    He has been funny, but also supportive in class. Whenever we don't get something he makes sure to explain it to us.

  • Kenneth Giron

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Valeria Magana

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    January 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Valeria Magana

    My teacher, Mr. Giron is a very funny and kind teacher. He has interesting ways of teaching math to our class. He cares about us and always helps us when we don’t understand something. He also likes memes.

  • Danielle Glover

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Edmee Saran Toure

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Edmee Saran Toure

    Dear teacher, As a wonderful teacher, you may not realize that all good teachers have good parental qualities. But as good parents, we realize that we don’t have exquisite teaching qualities like yours. Thank you for taking good care of Edmee Saran Toure, your scholar!

  • Danielle Glover

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zuri Deskins

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zuri Deskins

    Ms. Glover has taught two of our children now and each time has been such a great experience for my family. My children love her like they would a family member. She is currently teaching our youngest and had been excellent in communicating our child's social and academic progress. She recognized that both of our children were advanced in some areas and made sure to create curriculum that would not only keep them engaged, but would challenge them to keep trying to attain higher levels of knowledge. She is a wizard with classroom management--which I guess you would have to be with a room full of 6 year olds. Our youngest son has the energy of 1000 puppies and she's able to keep him on task, engaged and accountable for his conduct. Lots of appreciation to Ms. Glover from the Deskins Family.

  • Danielle Glover

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gionni Tucker

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Gionni Tucker

    She is the first teacher to make my grandson feel truly welcome. She is a no-nonsense teacher who reaches all of her students. She differentiates appropriately for each child and goes above and beyond to meet the needs of all of her students.

  • Danielle Glover

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Louella Lombardo

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Louella Lombardo

    Mrs. Glover has been such a wonderful teacher for my child, both before and during the pandemic. She teaches the whole child. For example, my daughter was a little quiet in the classroom, and Mrs. Glover encouraged her to find her voice. That was the refrain she used: Find your voice. I've seen my child blossom in Mrs. Glover's classroom, and we are lucky to have her in our lives.

  • Emily Goldstein

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Martino Harris

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Martino Harris

    You are a great teacher and you inspired me to be a better person and you believed in me and my dreams. When I was little I was a bad kid and I got in trouble a lot and when I made it to 5th grade I noticed that I had to do better and you helped me do the and hopefully I feel blessed for you to be my teacher.

  • Nil González

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Efe Alper

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Efe Alper

    At my school, I was constantly bullied. Even though it was mostly verbal bullying, there was some physical bullying. My teacher stood up to me, and stopped the bullies bullying me. This is why I nominated her.

  • Sandra Granobles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Arman Huber

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    February 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Arman Huber

    Ms. Granobles is an incredibly caring teacher who truly wants to help her students excel. We have had some challenges in music class with our child, and she has been incredibly supportive, caring, and communicative in order to find the best solutions. Her talents and passion for music and teaching shine through beyond classroom hours. Thank you Ms. G.! Arman is learning so much in your class and we really appreciate your efforts to instill a love for music in him!

  • Teya Green

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Avyona Holland

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Avyona Holland

    How Ms.green made a difference is my life is because she taught me some things I didn't know. She told me 7th grade is the most important grade in middle school she's a good teacher who cares about her students education.

  • Teya Green

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Johniya Bazemore

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Johniya Bazemore

    THE BEST

  • Teya Green

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tikija Summers

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tikija Summers

    My teacher has made an difference in my life by pushing me when I always wanted to give up.

  • Teya Green

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Destiny Berryman

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Destiny Berryman

    I would like to recognize Ms. Green because she is one of the teachers I like and by this I mean I like what she teaches me. It can be easy sometimes and hard she also makes class fun from time to time. She sometimes jokes around with us and she doesn't teach in a boring way like we just sit there and she talks she does more than that. She also makes class fun to the point which helps me because I don't fail her class and she is a very funny person.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nasr Aman

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    January 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nasr Aman

    Ms. Guillen has great communication. She involves parents and empowers students to be self motivated. She is very compassionate about her students. Open door policy with great attitude. Keeps you involved with students progress or lack of progress and comes up with suggestions for both sides. When Ms. Guillen found out my wife was from Morroco, she loved the country so much that she gave my wife a present from her country. I was very impressed because it shows love is from the heart not race or religion. Overall great teacher to have!

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amapola

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    January 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amapola

    Miss Guillen has helped my only child go through this school year feeling at ease in the loving and family-like environment she provides to her apprentices. I feel at such ease treating any possible subject with her and her assistant Mrs. Maria, related to but not only my child's emotional wellbeing. To me, this results in better academic achievement. I personally like her interest in each child's personality. She doesn't fail when it comes to pointing out small issues with them. I like her special interest in helping them turn into strong, kind and socially able little people. Thank you Miss Guillen for all of your dedication and patience.

  • Elizabeth Guillen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Malaia McCrae

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Malaia McCrae

    Ms. Guillen made a change in my life because she was always helpful. Even though she speaks Spanish, she still made me feel welcome all the time.

  • Elizabeth Guillen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erick Perdomo

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erick Perdomo

    She has taught me history that I didn't know before. I really support her in anything she does because she has cared about me like if I were one of her children.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Athonas Soucacos

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    April 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Athonas Soucacos

    Senora Guillen empowers our son to feel valuable to his classroom’s community. She keeps him focused and engaged, even during the challenging online classes during COVID-19 school closures. She is more than a teacher to our son, she has created a class that is family to him.

  • Elizabeth Guillen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bryan Montiel

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bryan Montiel

    She made a difference in my life because she helped me and I understand what she is saying. Also she is fun and very nice. Also she helped me translate the language to English to Spanish.

  • Elizabeth Guillen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Noelia Mejia

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Noelia Mejia

    She always helps me and she always makes me do my best and never give up. She is also very nice and kind. And she has good techniques for teaching.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nora Hanlon

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    May 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nora Hanlon

    Nora says: She helps me read and write in Spanish. When I first got to Kindergarten I was nervous and I didn't know what to do and I felt like I had a lot of catching up to do. But then Ms. Guillen helped me get started and making sure I got on the right path and it changed me a lot and I appreciate it. When I needed help with something she would help me and tell me what to do. When I was trying to do a sentence, I couldn't and Ms. Guillen helped and it was easy then. Ms. Guillen should earn an award for being such a great teacher and I appreciate her patience and how she helps me when I can't do it myself. Dad says: When we started Pre-K 4 with Nora, she always wanted me to come with her to class when I dropped her off. In Kindergarten, when we get to school gate, Nora often will run to class without me. Some of that is age, but it is also how happy, confident, and comfortable she feels in Ms. Guillen's class. Nora has loved school this year, and at the end of the day is bubbling to share with us everything she's learned. I'm especially impressed with how her her ability to read and write in Spanish has grown exponentially thanks to Ms. Guillen. While the remote learning has been difficult, having daily contact with Ms. Guillen has been so important for Nora. And it has been an unexpected blessing to watch Ms. Guillen teach. We've gotten to see how she showers love not just on Nora but on the entire class and how skillfully she gets everyone to participate and learn. We feel very fortunate to have been in her class.

  • Elizabeth Guillen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bessy

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bessy

    She is a happy and great teacher.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jeremy Mendez

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    February 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jeremy Mendez

    Ms Guillen has a great way to help our son to learn. Ella es muy atenta y tiene mucha esperiencia nuestro hijo a progresado mucho gracias a su alluda y su forma de ensenar a sus alumnos.Nuestro primer hijo tambien fue alumno de ella y siempre la recuerda con carino.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Piper Cudworth-MacGillis

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Piper Cudworth-MacGillis

    Ms. Guillen has gone above and beyond with Piper in helping her learn Spanish and it really shows. Piper is getting more and more comfortable with speaking and reading in Spanish and it's ALL thanks to Ms. Guillen and Ms. Maria. They are both wonderful and kind teachers and Piper LOVES them so much. Thank you Ms. Guillen for all your hard work, dedication, and caring.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karleigh Bookurn

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    May 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karleigh Bookurn

    Ms. Guillen is absolutely amazing! She really takes her time with the students loves and care about them. Karleigh looks forward to school, that makes me as a mother feel great about leaving my child in her and Mrs. Maria’s care. Durning this whole online schooling transition they have made it easy and FUN which is totally what the kids needed! Karleigh loves to login to catch the morning song the children sing. Spanish is not Karleigh’s first language and Ms. Guillen takes extra time out during instruction to make sure Karleigh understand what was said. She suggested different books and learning methods to help Karleigh become more fluent in Spanish. Thank you!! This has been an excellent school year.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Emma Lomba

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Emma Lomba

    I do not think we could be thankful enough for having Ms. Guillen teaching our daughter. She was more than a teacher. Not only she followed School Curriculum, but moreover, she taught live skills I am sure our daughter will never forget. She was attentive, sensitive to everything that was happening in and outside of the class. She wanted to know about challenges all kids may had outside of the School boundaries, and always went out of the way to help them learn, always trying to help integrate them all, no matter what their origin, background, or color of the skin. She still comes to our daughter´s birthdays years after being her student. She knew our daughter extremely well, because her goal was to educate a human being. She always had a wise suggestion about how to best educate our kid. She always had time to talk about our kid, and was never in a rush, never unavailable. Ms. Guillen is an outstanding professional, and an amazing human being. We will always be thankful for her dedication, passion for teaching, love for helping in the process of building a human life. She always had a couple of new words posted at the door of the kindergarten classroom. Every child would pronounce those words before entering... sometimes asking them to use a phrase to include those words. She always welcomed each and everyone of her students at the door. That is just an example of many small but important details that makes her an exceptional educator.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gabriel Cruz Martinez

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    May 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Gabriel Cruz Martinez

    Miss. Guillen has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a very unique way of teaching and engaging the children. She helped my son, Gabriel, find his interest in music and has helped him since. She has been a pleasure to the entire family and we are extremely grateful for her. She was very dedicated to her students. Gabriel learned so much! We are forever grateful for Miss. Guillen and all her support with Gabriel. She is a great teacher and person.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Cristian Ayala

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    May 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • Cristian Ayala

    Mis Guillen amarcado la vida de mis hijos porque asido una exelente maestra tengo muchos años de conoserla y es muy cariñosa y muy lida amable con todos sus alunos y tanbien con nosotros los padres sienpre esta atenta y nos escucha en todo momento la apreciamos muchisimo mis hijos la kieren muchisimo estoy muy contenta y agradesida de que mi Niño tenga una maestra como eya y espero berla por mucho tienpo mas en Marie Reed.

  • Elizabeth Guillen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Laila Murchison

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Laila Murchison

    Ms. Guillen thought me how to write full paragraphs in Spanish and I learned more about ancient Greece. She taught in fun ways. She always had fun activities planned for us in the morning.

  • Elizabeth Guillen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Taylor Gibson

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    January 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Taylor Gibson

    Ms. Guillen has never given up on me throughout the times I have not been on my best. She still had faith in me so that 's why I want her to be recognized because she has been there for me and she is my favorite teacher. Also I want to thank you so much for everything you've done for me.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Piper Cudworth-MacGillis

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    January 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Piper Cudworth-MacGillis

    Ms. Guillen is a wonderful and caring teacher who always has my daughter's best interest at heart. My daughter has been struggling with reading in Spanish and Ms. Guillen has called and had meetings with me to help her overcome her challenge. Because of Ms. Guillen's hard work I know my daughter will be reading in Spanish soon!

  • Deena Guirguis

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chace Moses-Hill

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    May 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chace Moses-Hill

    Ms. G thank you for your support and strategies that has allowed Chace to grow mentally and emotionally. We appreciate you!

  • Michael Haller

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Areyana White

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Areyana White

    Thank you Mr. Haller for being there and making class fun for us.

  • Michael Haller

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Taylor Johnson

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Taylor Johnson

    Thank you Mr. Haller for being a good teacher.

  • Amanda Hamilton

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Arjun Nair

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    April 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Arjun Nair

    During this incredibly challenging time when teachers are using new distance learning tools, Ms. Hamilton has done a fabulous job of adapting to the format. She gives space for students to share and make them feel safe. She engages them in the learning process. She is also very good about communicating with parents and looking at assignments via remind and teams. My second grader really enjoys her classes.

  • Lili Han

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Charlotte Lumb

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Charlotte Lumb

    When I came to Alice Deal in the middle of last year from another country, after not being in a Chinese program before, Ms Han helped me to catch up to all the other kids. Ms Han always goes above and beyond, and is very much under-appreciated at Alice Deal. I have her this year again, and she is my favourite teacher. She always motivates us, and reminds us that we can be amazing at Chinese if we have a good attitude and apply ourselves. I feel that Ms Han has made everyone in my class feel welcome and even though kids often give her a hard time, she always comes through it and teaches us something new. She always helps me to make my essays and work sound more authentic and more like a native-speaker.

  • Lili Han

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Symyan Noel

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    April 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Symyan Noel

    Ms. Han is a very dedicated and caring teacher. She works very hard to ensure the success of her students. I feel very blessed because my son is in her class.

  • Lili Han

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Symyan Noel

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Symyan Noel

    She teaches me Chinese, and she helps me when I need help. She is always supportive of me as an individual and my academic success. She is always patient and understanding. No matter what time I e-mail her for help, she is always there to support me. Thank you, Ms. Han.

  • Lili Han

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    Ms. Han is caring and always thinks of creative ways to help everyone and she makes learning always new and exciting. I look forward to her class everyday.

  • Trevor Harris

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Diego Vásquez

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Diego Vásquez

    Mr. Harris is a very chill teacher. He is fun.

  • Trevor Harris

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: John

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    February 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • John

    He is a good teacher even though it is his first year teaching.

  • Trevor Harris

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Jazmin

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jazmin

    He makes teaching fun and he is chill.

  • Trevor Harris

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Brayan Hernandez

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Brayan Hernandez

    He is a good teacher and he has gone through a lot these past months.

  • Trevor Harris

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Cain Garfias Martinez

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    April 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Cain Garfias Martinez

    He is a good teacher. He helps me with my work and I’m getting my grade up.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jordan Young

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jordan Young

    My teacher helps change my life cause I understand more stuff and I can comprehend and get whats the moral of the class. All I want to say is I love you and love your encouragement and I appreciate you.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Don'Neja Griffin

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Don'Neja Griffin

    You helped me change the view of English. Also in writing.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: LaDawn Langley

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • LaDawn Langley

    Ms. Hawkins is a great teacher. She makes sure all her students are on the same page and tries her best to make sure everyone is on track. Ms. Hawkins is very respectful to her kids and her classroom.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Quamia Davenport

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Quamia Davenport

    I will like to thank, Ms. Hawkins for being the best teacher she can be. and helping me with my essays when i need help or don't know how to do it. She has changed my life by always being by my side and not ever leaving it. Love you so much and thank you for all you have done.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Avyona Holland

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Avyona Holland

    Ms. Hawkins makes a difference in my life because she taught me that essays are important and you have to turn it in on time because when you're in college they don't take late essays.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Laray Byrd

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Laray Byrd

    This teacher has helped me by getting me through my essays and trying her best to help and control the class. Even though they are very distracting and they don't always pay attention to her. She tries her best to make sure everybody gets the lesson.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Charice Liverpool

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Charice Liverpool

    She taught me how to write essays and do my best when I come in class late. She explains things in class and make me feel like school is important. She is helpful. When I'm late to class she shows me how to get on task. she taught me how to do my best when I'm on bad times and she is very nice and happy and everything she is and good teacher to me.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ja'Metria Harper

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ja'Metria Harper

    Ms. Hawkins I want to say thank you for helping me with my work. I appreciate you so much even when I don't turn in my essay or uncompleted work you still manage to help even when I don't feel like doing the work. I like when you explain us the work even when we don't get it, so thank you so much for being our teacher.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kamya Kelly-Price

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kamya Kelly-Price

    Ms. Hawkins is a very strong teacher and even when she feels that she cant do it she still try so hard to teach us even when she is being distracted by students she still pushes through. I love her soooooooooooo much.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: DeErika Smith

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • DeErika Smith

    Based on my two years with Ms. Hawkins my whole experience changed. I remember the first time I wrote an essay I wrote a story and needed a lot of help but now I can write an essay without even asking her a lot a questions. I only ask like one question and excite her when I finish my essay. She taught me so much! Thank you for teaching me something I would have never learned if they didn't teach me the way you taught me!

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mazieya Speaks

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mazieya Speaks

    Ms. Hawkins has made a big difference in my life because Ms. Hawkins every day works her hardest with to make sue that we can complete the assignment. Even sometimes to make sure everybody gets a good grade she extends an extra day 2 for us to finish. When we are not behaving to our fullest she still tries her best to make sure that we at least complete something and she has helped me overcome at lot of things. I've known Ms. Hawkins for 2 years now and when I first met her we were starting the year off bad then she began to make me feel comfortable with her working with her when needed without being judged. Helping me learn how to write essays annotating getting me ready for the grade that I should be prepared for. And now she has taught me different things no teacher has ever taught me.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chloe Hammond

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chloe Hammond

    My year with Ms. Hawkins has been good. I've learned a lot, I feel ready for PARCC, and my English score level has gone up.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sadiyah Farrakhan

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sadiyah Farrakhan

    This teacher has made a difference in my life by helping me when I am upset. When I am upset in her classroom she lets me sit in the safe space until I feel better which helps me control my emotions.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amelia Fussell

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amelia Fussell

    My name is Amelia I am in the 7th grade. My attitude towards school before I met Ms. Hawkins my attitude was swell, but now its even better. I totally love school and its amazing. Thanks to Ms. Hawkins I am stronger and more confident in what I know and in myself. One of my biggest challenges was my worrying if I am going to fit in but now I know that it doesn't matter if i didn't fit in all that matters is that I continue to be me and love who I am. Ms. Hawkins goes out of her way to make me feel at home that is why I made a poem for her call " Mother Away From Home".

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Summerour

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Summerour

    My teacher makes a difference in my life by Ms. Hawkins always making sure I get my work done and makes sure I get the grade I want. She also makes sure I am always on time so I [again] get my work done.

  • Christiona Hawkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

    My teacher made a difference because she helped me with a lot of things and if I don't get something she will help me out side of school or after school. Also she made a difference because she helps the whole class. She will help me on the PARCC.

  • Michael Hazeltine

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Edie Young

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Edie Young

    Well he helped me get back on track when last year I did get good instruction and he helped me find a solution when I was having trouble with my locker and he is kind and patient.

  • Cari Herndon

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    Ms Herndon helps me out when I need it and she has helped me grown so much throughout this year. I really appreciate her dedication and hard work.

  • Cari Herndon

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Symyan Noel

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Symyan Noel

    Ms. Herndon is a very caring person. She tries to understand individuals to the best of her ability. She is very knowledgeable in her content area, and she also uses different teaching styles to support her students.

  • Cameron Hill

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: A'vaunte Green

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    April 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • A'vaunte Green

    Ms. Hill is a great reading teacher who challenges my son to go above and beyond what he feels he's capable of. She got to know him for herself and built a relationship with him in order to meet his needs before tackling instruction. She has learned his cues as far as what works/doesn't work and together we have made a plan on how we can work together to help him progress throughout the year to be successful. Ms. Hill brings a special energy to the classroom and even creates her own dances for the children just to make it fun while going through many text and teaching key details. My son is given several meaningful experiences inside and outside of the classroom which allows him to make connections to the real world. I appreciate Ms. Hill and all that she does for my son and all the children she comes across.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: LaDawn Langley

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • LaDawn Langley

    In my opinion, Ms.Hopkins is a great teacher. She might be strict, but the makes her teaching fun, and entertaining. Even though she might joke around, she still makes sure she's getting her job done, and makes sure her kids stay on the right track, and makes sure they're prepared for the next grade.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Don'Neja Griffin

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Don'Neja Griffin

    You make me happy when I'm down.

  • Kiesha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Summerour

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Summerour

    Ms.Hopkins is funny, she makes me feel welcome. She is nice, she keeps people in check.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Terrion Gamble

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Terrion Gamble

    Ms. Hopkins is like a mother to me and when I was in her class she always made sure that I was on task. Ms. Hopkins is and will always be my favorite teacher just for the fact that she makes me feel like she actually cares. I appreciate her so much for keeping me on task always. She really treats me like her child.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kamara Crawford

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kamara Crawford

    I have known Ms.Hopkins for 3 years, and I still consider her my teacher. At the moment she teachers my younger sister and I think she will help my sister and encourage her as she did me.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Makayla Howard

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Makayla Howard

    Honestly even though you only taught me for one year I've still learned a lot from you. You taught me how to write my essays correctly, you always had great books for us. I sometimes still read The Outsiders and just for that I just want to say thank you.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Angel Chappell

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Angel Chappell

    Thank you. I appreciate you for helping us.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amanda Fussell

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amanda Fussell

    My teacher Mrs Hopkins made a difference in my life because at all of my old schools my teachers have gone too easy on me and Mrs. Hopkins doesn't go easy. She's hard on me. Mrs. Hopkins is a nice teacher, but she is not that nice when it comes to school. She has made a difference in my life because she has helped my get a lot more stuff and she is very caring.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Charnae Yates

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Charnae Yates

    She has made me smarter and she told me to be better than her so that means that I need to be awesome. And she also told me how to push harder.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Cedria Boykins

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Cedria Boykins

    She's always there for her students. She's strict, but she's funny, too, and she always lifts my spirits. When I have a bad day she makes me feel better.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aassunta Williams

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aassunta Williams

    Thank you for being a good role model and a good listener, understanding me well.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jazmin Franklin

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jazmin Franklin

    Ms. Hopkins helps me in many way she is kind and understanding. I feel like I can talk to her whenever, she says that she will be honest and tough on her students because wants to encourage and empower us. She tells us we have to learn somethings on our own, this makes me feel more mature. I appreciate Ms. Hopkins for being that person I could lean on. And to her I would like to say thank you.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tana'Ja Manigan

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tana'Ja Manigan

    I appreciate Mrs. Hopkins because she is like my second mother. When something is wrong I can always tell her because I know that she will keep it to herself unless it's something major. Also she has high goals for me to reach because she wants me to be better than her. Thank you Mrs. Hopkins.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kymari

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kymari

    I appreciate my teacher because she helps me do my work and she makes learning fun that's why I'm happy she my teacher. Sometimes she makes ELA fun and to do and she always makes us laugh🌹🤞❤👧🎇

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Briaire White

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Briaire White

    When I first can to Excel Academy I was scared because I thought I would get bullied like lasted year in elementary school but Ms. Hopkins told me that I'm beautiful and smart and she encouraged me to forget about the bullies at my old school. Excel is a school for girl to feel better about them and to learn more to excel in life. Thank you, Ms.Hopkins

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Daleeyah Allen

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Daleeyah Allen

    This teacher makes me feel wonderful because she makes me feel like I am the only girl in this world. She is caring and amazing and a great role model, good listener and she is a really good role model. I thank her for that. I love her and thank her. Thank you Ms. Hopkins.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nevaeh Saunders

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nevaeh Saunders

    Ever since I came to Excel Academy, Ms. Hopkins has always tried to make me feel like I belong here. And she succeeded. I feel as though I can always talk to her, whether it's inside or outside of school. She is a very good listener, and she always gives her honest opinion. For example, one day I was very upset because I had recently had a loss in my family, Ms. Hopkins noticed this and let me spend the whole day with her. She then continuously told me that I would be okay and that she would always be there for me. I greatly appreciate that. She has been an amazing role model and a positive influence on my life. I strive everyday to be a good person, just like her.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: ZARIYAH HOLMES

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • ZARIYAH HOLMES

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHINGGG YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME BUT NOT ONLY ME BUT EVERYONE U CARE ABOUT BUT MOSTLY. I APPRECIATE THESE FOLLOWING THREE YEARS WITH YOU THEY HAVE BEEN VERY FUN THAT YOU HAVE BECAME MY MOTHER (GRANDMOTHER) BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY LIKE YOU SAID WE ARE ALWAYS IN CONTACT WHENEVER I NEED SOMETHING IK WHO TO GO TO AND THATS YOU BUT THERES SO MUCH MORE THAT I CAN EXPLAIN BUT IM NOT BECAUSE THERES MORE ADDED TO IT EVERYDAY OUR BOND IS UNBREAKABLE ALWAYS WILL LOVE YOU!!

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: K'lynn Carter

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • K'lynn Carter

    I appreciate Ms. Hopkins because she pushed me to have exceptional work in her class. In 5th grade, my ELA teacher didn't teach me the material I needed to be ready for 6th grade ELA. Because of this, I came into 6th grade with little confidence in my ability to write essays and understand different writing and reading methods. On the first day of school, Ms. Hopkins let it be known that she was going to do everything in her ability to make sure that we understood the material. She also let it be known that there were going to be times that we wouldn't enjoy her methods or her class. She was not wrong. Once we got into the more complicated work in her class, Ms.Hopkins did everything in her power to insure that the information would stick. As first, it seemed as the work was unneeded. Ironically, when time came for essay writing and test taking, it was clear that all the time she took in making sure we understood what we learned payed off. It was most clear when the PARCC came and I knew how to write different essay forms that I would need to know how to write. The cherry on top, however, was that Ms. Hopkins taught us life lessons that some are forced to learn the hard way. These are the main reasons that I am very much appreciative of Ms. Hopkins caring, sincere, and determined nature.

  • Keisha Hopkins

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jada Sills

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jada Sills

    Ms. Hopkins has made a difference in my life by showing me that I have her in my corner when I'm not feeling in the mood. She has made me more confident in my self. She always gave me good grades and helped me when I didn't know the answers. Shes taught me how to better my writing when writing essays and how to stronger my vocabulary. Shes always checking on me and making sure I'm alright. I would like to thank her and I appreciate her for helping me.

  • Donita Hubbard

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ahmed Toure

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ahmed Toure

    Dear teacher, I feel so blessed to have a teacher like you for my boy. I am a witness to how dedicated you are in teaching your students. Thank you and may you keep up the good work!

  • Donita Hubbard

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Samuel Swartz

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Samuel Swartz

    Ms. Hubbard is so warm, bright, and enthusiastic. She always has a smile on her face and Samuel says she makes reading and writing fun. She is kind and patient and really makes an effort to understand her students' personalities and way of learning. Thank you for being such an amazing 2nd grade teacher!

  • Donita Hubbard

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lexia Smith

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lexia Smith

    Ms Hubbard has been such a blessing to my child all year and it’s no difference with distance learning. She is engaging and thoughtful, she is watching the kids on video and giving them real time reactions. She has made small groups to meet with everyone more regularly. We love you Ms Hubbard and we miss you!

  • Donita Hubbard

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zahrah Burris

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    March 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zahrah Burris

    I re-enrolled my daughter into Payne Elementary School after putting her into 3 other schools over the past two years. It's a long story but my daughter has been diagnosed with a development delay as well as ADHD. The school she attended in kindergarten was not a good fit because they were not proactive at all with her, so I enrolled her in my local school which worked out surprisingly well for the rest of her kindergarten year. She went back to that school for 1st grade (but unfortunately I had the enlightening idea that the Montessori environment would probably be the best fit for her: I was sorely mistaken. The classrooms were chaotic and she wasn't learning for most of her time there. Not only was she hardly learning, but she was also having meltdowns and refusing to enter her class (so basically I felt like it was worse than daycare- we had moved beyond that when she attended daycare). So, I decided to put her back in Payne (admitting to myself that I should have never taken her out of this school). Ms. Hubbard, along with her colleague, Ms. Perry advocated for my daughter to get a dedicated aide, which has helped her tremendously to be able to become an active learner in her second-grade class, both academically and socially! Before my daughter received the aide, she tried to help my daughter as much as possible, and now she has made amazing gains in her academic success! Ms. Hubbard's thoughtfulness and dedication has put my mind at ease so much and I can only imagine how my daughter would have fared if it had not been for her. Thank you so much, Ms. Hubbard!

  • Donita Hubbard

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Robert Schmieder

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Robert Schmieder

    Ms. Hubbard has been such a kind and steady presence in my son's classroom this year. When my son's grandmother passed away suddenly, Ms. Hubbard had the whole class make cards for my son to cheer him up. She also awards students in her class with kindness trophies, where each student writes something kind to another student. Her lesson plans and the subjects she uses to teach English and reading are fun and interesting; most recently learning about Ghandi and other activists. She is very responsive and gives each child a chance to answer questions and learn at their own pace. We have so enjoyed having her as our sons teacher this year.

  • Donita Hubbard

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: William Bowen

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • William Bowen

    Ms. Hubbard is a wonderful teacher and creates a great learning environment. To quote my son, she is "very nice, and a great teacher', and we couldn't agree more. She finds great books and texts to read with the children, and they learn a ton while also learning important literacy skills.

  • Michael Hunter

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Junior Robles-Juarez

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Junior Robles-Juarez

    Mr. Hunter has taught me how to really break down and understand real-world situations. Mr. Hunter has really boosted many of his student's confidence by saying if we think we can do it you are right and if we think we cannot do it then you are right. We take advantage of this saying because it helps us become better every day.

  • Riley Inge

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: James Johnson Jr

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    January 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • James Johnson Jr

    He has helped me.

  • Precious James

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Favour

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Favour

    Ms. James is always there when I need her. She is nice and sweet and helpful. When she teaches and I don’t understand, she will explain more unlike most teachers who would say ask your classmates. She is helpful and welcomes you to class with a wide, beautiful smile. Little to no one has been sent to the principal office for getting in trouble.

  • Olajuwon Johnson

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Vanesa Esparza

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    February 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • Vanesa Esparza

    He’s helped me throughout my middle school 8th grade year. He’s got a good sense of humor. He’s like a father to me. He helps me when I don’t understand. We joke around at times. He’s like no other teacher. He’s funny. He makes school fun for me.

  • Olajuwon Johnson

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Nancy Barahona

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nancy Barahona

    He has made me learn more about history. He’s helped me a lot, and he’s a very good teacher.

  • Olajuwon Johnson

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Miriam Torres

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Miriam Torres

    We joke around a lot. He helps me when needed. He tells me specifically and he motivates me.

  • Olajuwon Johnson

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Yosari

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Yosari

    He teaches clearly. He also helps out each person as much as he can.

  • LaTasha Jones

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Don'Neja Griffin

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Don'Neja Griffin

    You redirect me when I'm doing bad . Also when I am not in a good mood.

  • LaTasha Jones

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Niveyah Wells

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Niveyah Wells

    Is a very funny person and makes my day what you call a bear with no teeth a gummy bare.

  • Bree-Anna Joseph

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Stephan Michel

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Stephan Michel

    Ms. Joseph has shown me a different side to myself and always believed in me even before I believed in myself. She knows that I have potential to be great and that I just needed someone to say you can.

  • Bree-Anna Joseph

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Alejandro Gonzalez OSORIO

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    April 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alejandro Gonzalez OSORIO

    My teacher has helped me improve my math next skills and helped me not to give up.

  • Bree-Anna Joseph

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Taliyah

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    February 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Taliyah

    She is a good step coach and a helpful mentor. She has a good spirit and heart and is kind.

  • Manda Kelley

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Allen

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    January 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Allen

    Amazing person and has gone through so much in her life.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

    She helps me win I need a lot of help and she is so fun.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Imani Murray

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Imani Murray

    Thank you Ms. Kemp for helping me understand what we're doing in math after you've taught us already. I appreciate you because you take the time out of your week to help us if we don't understand the topic you've taught. You are a great role model for your children and young girls. You try to listen to all the students even though they're all talking at once. Thank you.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Johniya Bazemore

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Johniya Bazemore

    She's the best.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sa'mya Kerrick

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sa'mya Kerrick

    She helps me understand math a little bit more than any of my previous math teachers.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aubrey Morgan

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aubrey Morgan

    My teacher had made a difference in my life because she taught me a lot of skills and made me understand a lot of stuff I didn't understand before.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tikija Summers

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tikija Summers

    My teacher has made a change in my life because she never gives up on me.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Laray Byrd

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Laray Byrd

    She tried her best to keep the class under control and tried her best to make sure everybody gets the work.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nyla Wells

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nyla Wells

    In this class our teacher makes sure we understand everything she presents. Our teacher come to our school everyday, even when she is not feeling good that way we can get our education just like she did. She will allow after school help to people who don't learn as fast as others, she even lets you come up to learn during her only break of the day. During this school year she has prepared us to go to 9th grade and actually be ahead of others. Thank you.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dezeray Smith

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Dezeray Smith

    Ms.Kemp made a difference in my life when she took the time out of her day consult with me when I lost a person in my life that meant the world to me. This meant a lot to me because very few teachers did that.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Charice Liverpool

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Charice Liverpool

    When times are tough she still come to school with the disrespect and she explains when someone doesn't know.

  • Kadijah kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Vegas McKinney

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Vegas McKinney

    I'm picking Ms. Kemp because she always help me out when I feel like I should give up on school work.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kaniyah Swann

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kaniyah Swann

    Dear Ms. Kemp, Thank you for being an amazing teacher. I appreciate you for giving us students encouragement to continue to be great. We may give you a hard time but we truly appreciate you because you continue to take the time out of your day to tutor us, make clubs, and buy things with your own money to show us you actually care for us. Therefore, you are a role model to me you continue to push through tough times and teach the ones who want to be taught. So again thank you for being amazing.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Don'Neja Griffin

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Don'Neja Griffin

    Ms. Kemp, you have been a good teacher. You have made math way more easier for me. Also you made math way more positive.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Johniya Bazemore

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Johniya Bazemore

    Ms. Kemp has change my life because every time I feel like I can't do the work, she pushes me and tells me you can do it, just try your best.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Summerour

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    March 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Summerour

    Ms. Kemp makes sure everyone knows/gets what they are doing, she makes learning fun, and makes me feel welcome.

  • Kadijah Kemp

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: LaDawn Langley

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • LaDawn Langley

    Ever since Ms. Kemp has came to this school she's been a cool and chill teacher. Ms. Kemp has taught us to be smart, intelligent girls. She's made a difference in a lot of other kids lives.

  • Ericka King

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Camila Moran Castro

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Camila Moran Castro

    Ms. Ericka, ha hecho que mi hija pudiera adaptarse a la escuela de una forma tan Fácil, con su forma de ser amorosa y única. Por lo que el resto del año escolar nunca fue difícil No tenemos cómo agradecer su bondad y calidez.

  • Adam Kirschenbaum

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anna Yoder

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anna Yoder

    Mr. Kirschenbaum was really helpful in my transition to middle school this year. He makes English class super fun and now it's one of my favorite subjects. Mr. Kirschenbaum also made the transition to online learning smooth and easy. He makes online school fun too, even though it's remote! He's helped me improve my writing - one of my favorite remote assignments was the poems about social isolation. Here are my poems I wrote for Mr. Kirschenbaum: Weekend It was the weekend! Usually on two days, But this 'weekend' Had an Unknown End. First it was April 1st But We All Knew We wouldn't go back Until later. The date keeps pushing back, the date never satisfied, like cooking until you found the perfect recipe, except, you never found it. That there, was the feeling you are drowning, half unaware, half alert, but you couldn't stop it. School? Was this what school Was gonna be like? Everyday, Online at 9 Sharp, Then homework, homework, homework? How was I Going to get used to this?

  • Adam Kirschenbaum

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Klemens Braunoehler

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Klemens Braunoehler

    Mr. Kirschenbuam helped me learn English and write paragraphs 10 times easier making ELA a really fun class for once in my school career.

  • Mary Kovalsky

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Blake Augburn

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    January 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Blake Augburn

    She is literally the best teacher ever. I really wish my child could go to every school and class she attends. Ms. Kovalsky was always genuine and nurturing. She always had patience and she always went above and beyond to meet my child's academic needs and personal needs. The relationship she had not only with my child but with myself was greatly appreciated. Over the years we’ve still managed to keep a great relationship. She’s always there to support Blake with academic support and she has even rewarded my child with great weekend activities in which he loves so much. We really love her and hope she can get rewarded for excellence and gratitude. She’s truly the best teacher EVER! Blake's progress in her class was impeccable and his behavior issues even changed from the techniques and coping skills she introduced to him. I must say we are truly grateful to have her.

  • Mary Kovalsky

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bradley McClam

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bradley McClam

    Mary Kovalsky is a spectacular woman. She is very caring and attentive with her preschoolers. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. Today was my sons last day in her class because our family is moving from the area. During the day I got a text pic from Ms. Kovalsky of my son and his classmates eating cupcakes. He came home full of joy and chatter instead of sadness about leaving his friends behind because he had a “leaving party”. This is the type of teacher all schools need. Compassionate, attentive, and nurturing.

  • Mary Kovalsky

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kywuan Hawkins

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kywuan Hawkins

    We love Ms Kovalsky. She is a great teacher. She communicates well and has awesome teaching methods. She sends home a folder with learning games the whole family can play. We’ve developed a Teacher/Family relationship and Ms. Kovalsky is proudly a big part of us. We greatly appreciate her opening up her life and sharing with us how she became a teacher. We’ll always be there for her like she is for Kywuan.

  • Mary Kovalsky

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ryleé Brown

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ryleé Brown

    This teacher has made a difference in my life because she has became more than just a teacher inside the school to my child. She’s helped build her in so many ways that’s unexplainable. She’s built her confidence as a student and has made her enjoy school more than anything.

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rafi Fox

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rafi Fox

    This a for my son's foreign language teacher in grade 6, Evette Lang. I wanted to honour Ms. Lang because she was a strong stable person at Deal during the somewhat difficult transition year to middle school. My son enjoyed her as a teacher and the fun activities she did in class. He has always wanted to become a fluent French speak and excited that Deal offered French. For me, Ms. Lang teaches French but also life lessons to her students. She was a teacher who called home to tell parents of good things their children were doing and accomplishing in class and at school. The first call took me by surprise since I never got calls from my son's teachers. It was refreshing and thoughtful. Thank you Ms. Lang.

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anh Tran

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anh Tran

    Ms. Lang is a very nice and funny teacher. She make our lessons fun and give us treats on Fridays.

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Barrett Price

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Barrett Price

    My teacher is such a great, smart, encouraging teacher! She lets me say my opinion and learn more. She helps me become better in French and better in life skills. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had in all ways.

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elsa McIntyre

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elsa McIntyre

    Mme Lang is an amazing teacher she always tries to help you when she can and class is never boring. She works so hard to make sure our class experience is awesome and makes it fun so we want to go to class. I don't know anyone more generous and kind. The things she does for us makes our day much better if we have had a bad day. She is funny, very intelligent and kind. Her teaching skills are amazing and I have already learned so much French. Way more than Spanish in the 8 years that I did it. There is no doubt in my mind that my teacher wants to help us do our best and learn as much as we can. She makes us do our best even when we don't think we can. If we get lower than a 6 on a test she will tell you to come in at grit and get a better grade. She is so amazing!!!!!!

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eva Sanchez

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eva Sanchez

    Mme Lang is an amazing teacher. She makes me feel important every day. She always checks in with students to make sure that they are understanding and doing good in class. Thank you so much Mme Lang.

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Angas Deober

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Angas Deober

    Mme. Lang and Mr. Kirschenbaum are for sure the best I have had here so far. Mme. Lang taught me more French in half a year than the amount of Spanish I learned in 5 years. Mr. Kirschenbaum, as well as Mme Lang both bring a very positive vibe to the room. Mr. Kirschenbaum being very funny, and Mme. Lang being very nice and always positive.

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elanor Hansen

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elanor Hansen

    You are such a caring teacher who values character and good morals. You are very different from normal teachers because you truly listen to us. You talk to us as equals. You encouraged us to help others like sending in cans for a food drive. You have truly made school a kinder place.

  • Evette Lang

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maria Joyce Johnson

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Maria Joyce Johnson

    Madame Lang is very encouraging. She won't let anyone get below a 6 on a test and if you do she works with you to get it right. She is so amazing and without her I would not be able to learn French!

  • Allison Lashley

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anna Khabiyev

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    April 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anna Khabiyev

    I got put in a math class one grade ahead of me. It was really hard to pass and was very challenging, but Mrs. Lashley helped me through it. Since I had trouble understanding in her class I would go to grit almost every day. Grit is this time where you can show up at a teachers classroom and they will help you do homework, re- due assignments, or understand the lesson they just taught. Mrs. Lashley would always help anyone and go out of her way for anything. Especially during digital learning she would have grit everyday, send emails, update assignment due dates, and have after hours if students needed them. What I most like about Mrs. Lashley is that she would have funny posters on her wall that would help you remember different rules for learning math. It helped when I was in pre- algebra and there was so much rules to follow and many different steps she would sing them to us to help us remember. When we had pie day this year which was a day that was celebrated on March 14th in honor of 3.14. She let us bring circular food to the class to celebrate. We had a fun activity to calculate the circumference of the bubbles that we blew and it was so much fun. Mrs. Lashley is the best teacher. Thank you for becoming a teacher and helping so many kids.

  • Angella Lee

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nolan Quinn

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nolan Quinn

    Yes she has made a difference in my life because every morning when we get to class everybody is really tired and she cheers everybody up.

  • Angella Lee

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Edie Young

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    May 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Edie Young

    Ms. Lee helps us learn science in a way that is fun and also she always finds a way to teach it in a fun way and she kind and almost always in good mood and she check in with people like me to see if we grasped it. So Ms Lee is an Amazing Science Teacher.

  • Elysse Lerum

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nora Parsons

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nora Parsons

    This teacher is super kind. I went on a field trip where I fell and got hurt and she was super helpful and always checked in to make sure I was okay.

  • Elysse Lerum

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucaya Navas

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lucaya Navas

    This teacher was a chaperone on my 8th grade school trip to Guatemala. On this trip I got sick and she was very supportive of me and helped me though this tough time. She hasn't taught me in class on a regular school day, but she is one of the best teachers I know and she deserves this recognition.

  • Elysse Lerum

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kimberly Perez

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kimberly Perez

    Ms. Lerum has always been very helpful around the school. She helps kids with their aspen if they can't login. She recently went on a trip with the 8th grade Spanish Humanities class to Guatemala where we all participated in community service in a village in San Juan La Laguna painting a mural. She was always worried about our safety first.

  • Andrea Lewis

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedi Estep

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedi Estep

    Ms. Lewis always helps me when I am upset and when I'm sad.

  • Elizabeth Malcolm

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Yair Rubio

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Yair Rubio

    I play around in her class, but she still takes the time out her day to make sure that I get my work done and that I am on track with all my class work. And I also get candy when passing a focus area which makes me what to actually pass it.

  • Toniann Maniscalco

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Barrett Price

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Barrett Price

    Ms. Maniscalco is such an amazing person! She is my geography teacher and is so awesome! She teaches at just the right pace. If I ask her to repeat something, she will, no matter how many times I ask her to. Once? She'll repeat it. Twice? She'll repeat it. Five times? She'll repeat it. Ms. Maniscalco puts everything aside so then she can help us learn. She wants to make sure that we understand things, not only about academics. She helps us understand how to respect and care for each other. I think that having Ms. Maniscalco in my life has made a huge difference. She definitely deserves to be recognized. 😇

  • Toniann Maniscalco

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Allen

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    January 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Allen

    She is so kind nice and amazing. Also she deserves to be recognized more.

  • Toniann Maniscalco

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Allen

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Allen

    Amazing teacher.

  • Toniann Maniscalco

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Symyan Noel

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    April 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Symyan Noel

    Ms. Maniscalco has always gone above and beyond with her students. She is an excellent listener; my son said ”Ms Maniscalco is a nice person to have a conversations with; she is very open-minded.” She listens and supports her students when needed. She is like a lighthouse on a dark night. She is sincere and honest with her students. I believe this is why she is able to support them fully. She is also very practical.

  • Toniann Maniscalco

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Wasahington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    Ms. Maniscalco is funny and kind and she is there in the classroom everyday and is always prepared and just an amazing teacher.

  • Toniann Maniscalco

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tomas Parodi

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tomas Parodi

    Ms. Maniscalco made me realize that I was smarter than I actually thought I was. When I first started sixth grade, I wasn't confident that I was going to do well. Instead I felt like I wasn't going to be like everyone else, and that I wouldn't do well at school at all. But in Ms. Maniscalco's class, it was different. She was the one who noticed how I felt and told me not to worry. That I was doing just fine. She challenged me specifically in certain projects with tough assignments. She noticed my work and recognized me for my effort, more than other teachers would. It really boosted my confidence and I felt better about my school since then.

  • Toniann Maniscalo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jerome Jackson

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jerome Jackson

    She helped me and when I need breaks, she gives me them. Thank you.

  • Adrian Martin

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Keyli Salgado Guzmán

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Keyli Salgado Guzmán

    Queremos decir Gracias a Mr.Martin por su esfuerzo y dedicación que se desempeña con su enseñanza y creatividad con cada uno de los niños los hace centro como si fueran suyos y Eso les hace muy ameno El día lejos de casa es un Intrucctor muy Afectivo y dinámico en sus clases estamos muy agradecidos con su manera de conectarse por igual con los niños Mr, Martín y Ms, Dorys hacen un buen equipo trabajando juntos les estamos muy agradecidos de nuestra parte y mi hija feliz con sus intrucctores.

  • Patrice Martin

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Henry Hodas

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Henry Hodas

    Ms. Martin was a steadying presence at school for our son. Her positive demeanor always made him feel comfortable - so important, especially in a new environment. Over the year I have witnessed her ability to truly connect with children by asking them questions about themselves. I especially appreciate her contributions to the distance learning curriculum during the COVID-19 pandemic. She and Ms. Stokes make a great team!

  • Adrian Martin

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Roman Degreaffenreidte

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Roman Degreaffenreidte

    Thank you so much to Ms. Martin and Ms. Pena for everything that you both have done with Roman. He loves you both so much. You both have taught Roman so much and me and mom are so grateful for the both of you. Roman enjoys school so much because of you both. Thank you both again for teaching my Roman.

  • Michael Martini

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Thomas Stockwell

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Thomas Stockwell

    Very nice. Very helpful. Always helping when I need help.

  • Michael Martis

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eva Sanchez

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eva Sanchez

    My teacher Mr Martis is an amazing teacher that always makes learning fun. I really appreciate what he does for me, always making sure that I am doing good. He is a truly amazing teacher that really cares about his students.

  • Michael Martis

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Caroline Downs

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Caroline Downs

    Mr. Martis is an amazing teacher. He always makes everybody laugh and makes learning fun and exciting. Mr Martis is also very helpful. He helps you understand the material when you are confused. Mr. Martis also is fun. Outside of learning he tries to connect and lets us learn more about him through fun games. One game he does is he lets us play a game "ask him anything" which always fun.

  • Michael Martis

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoe Becker

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zoe Becker

    Mr. Martis has been a fantastic teacher ever since the first day of school. I vividly remember arriving at orientation, baffled and overwhelmed. Almost immediately, Mr. Martis approached me told me a little bit about himself, and asked me about myself. This small act was my first interaction at my new school, and it truly helped start to feel acquainted to this new place. Every day in class, we would learn fascinating things about the world around us. I remember, when we were in a unit about space Mr. Martis spent a day talking about the concept of time-one that I find truly fascinating. He talked about how time, rather that a construct in our mind, is something physical that can be bent by strong forces such as gravitational pulls. It was at this moment, when Mr. Martis was talking about the sheer fabric of the universe that I realized how truly an incredible teacher he was, for taking to time to help us see the universe through a comprehensive and fascinating lens. In class, we constantly learned more than facts-Mr. Martis indulged us in unique simulations allowing us to truly understand what we learning, taking our time in the classroom well beyond the curriculum. Not only were Mr. Martis's classes enjoyable, they filled me with awe. The grace with which Mr. Martis taught about complex topics, and demonstrated fascinating principles through different experiments was simply amazing. My favorite, perhaps of these demonstrations was when we were learning about how a material's density impacts how it works. Mr. Martis explained that warmer substances (such as boiled water) are less dense than those that are cooler and therefore they rise. He demonstrated this by dying boiling water red and extremely cold water blue and then pouring them both into one tub. I have no words to describe how amazed I was to see the lessons we had learned in action, the red hot water remained at the top of the container as the blue water sank to the bottom. Not only is Mr. Martis an extremely good teacher, he is an amazingly kind person. If I were ever struggling with an assignment in class, Mr. Martis would make sure to set aside some of his own time either after school, or during lunch to help me. These times made me feel like somebody truly cared for me, and really helped me grasp the complex topics about which Mr. Martis was teaching us. I've enjoyed every moment in Mr. Martis's classroom, so when I found out that our school was switching to distance learning because of the Covid-19 outbreak I was devastated. Despite all the challenges that come with distance learning, Mr. Martis has continued to be a great teacher. Our weekly live lessons are something I always look forward to. During this time, Mr. Martis explains our lesson, goes over assignment, sparks interesting and deep conversations about the topics we are learning about and more. Inevitably, distance learning is challenging, and if I ever struggle with an assignment, Mr. Martis is always available for office hours where he patiently explains to me anything I am confused about. Throughout distance learning I have learned how truly valuable it is to be able to see my teachers in the classroom each day, and every day I am reminded of a truly incredible a teacher and person Mr. Martis is.

  • Micheael Martis

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mark Suardi

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mark Suardi

    He made learning feel fun through projects and jokes.

  • Chanel Mason

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Niveyah Wells

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Niveyah Wells

    Ms. Mason has changed my life because even if I come in the school upset she alway ask me whats wrong and makes me laugh and smile and makes my day.

  • Chanel Mason

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Veda Lampkin

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    March 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Veda Lampkin

    Ms. Mason is good at her job and I just wanna thank her for always being there for me and helping me. Ms. Mason always gives me good advice and all I can really say is thank you.

  • Lynnette Matthews

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Fuka Mabuchi

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Fuka Mabuchi

    I cannot thank enough for Mr. Englehart’s and Ms. Matthew’s strong support and great patience to my daughter throughout her first school year in Marie Reed PK3 program. My daughter has Asian background and her English skills were very limited at the start of the school year. In addition, she hadn’t had any day care experience before joining the school, so I was little concerned if she could do well with other students. However, both Mr. Englehart and Mr. Matthew carefully listened our concerns and tried to help my daughter as much as possible. I am sure that it was not easy to look after a student who doesn’t understand their instructions in English, but both were extremely patient. They gave me a regular feedback on how my daughter was doing in the class and shared a lot of suggestions to improve her behavior and language. After the few months, I was very happy to see that my daughter really enjoyed going to the school every morning and became part of the class. It is very unfortunate that the school has been closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but we are very much looking forward to joining Mr. Englehart’s PK4 class in the next school year. Thank you so much again!

  • Triesha McCants

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: David Hernandez

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • David Hernandez

    She helps the class get along with each other. She has taught us to be responsible with our stuff and other people's stuff like electronics.

  • Triesha McCants

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Dilver Delgado

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Dilver Delgado

    She is a good teacher. She helps me with my work and I’m getting my grade up.

  • Deborah McClary

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asher Gronvall

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asher Gronvall

    Ms. McClary is a priceless treasure. She connects with her students, including our son, Asher, in a special, person-to-person way. She has taken a personal stake in our son's success as a student, as she does with others and it is ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL. Please award Ms. McClary with this award - she is truly a treasure!

  • Deborah McClary

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    She helps me along the way and makes me feel safe in the classroom and also has fun ways of teaching the whole class.

  • Deborah McClary

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asher Gronvall

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asher Gronvall

    Ms. McClary has been a gift this year as our son Asher's ELA teacher in his first year in middle school. She cares so deeply about her children and has decorated her room to feel inviting and happy, with bean bags, tea lights and colorful displays adorning the walls. She is so mindful of how difficult the middle-school years can be and puts the children's social-emotional healthy first. She finds ways to gently get our son Asher back on track when he is distracted, and is very sensitive not to embarass him. Ms. McClary probably has 100 students that she teaches daily and still somehow finds the time to call and email with updates on how our son is doing, keeping him on track and performing at his best.

  • Giselle McCoy

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ya'Lan Walker

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ya'Lan Walker

    Ms. McCoy is my 6 y/o sisters teacher. Even though she does not teach my class, she acts like a god mother to me. Whenever I feel down about something or I've had a bad day, she lightens the mood for me. She makes me laugh, and I really appreciate her being here. I feel as though she easily understands how I feel in certain situations. I thank Ms. McCoy for being there for me when no one was.

  • Giselle McCoy

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jamira Miller

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    May 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jamira Miller

    I just want to take this time to tell everyone about this awesome great kindergarten teacher. She is loving, caring, patient and passionate about her girls, she speaks to them with so much understanding and I love it. She is not just a wonderful teacher but she is also a great leader to the girls. I hear and see her consistency with them and it warms my heart how much love she has for them and I tell her daily. She shouldn't be honored or recognized during teachers appreciate week. I appreciate her every day. She takes her time, she does virtual learning daily she helps the parents and encourages me daily. She stays in communication during the school year and now. She is the most consistent teacher I've had which is very important. She makes you feel secure for sure when you leave your child while you're at work during the school hours! I appreciate Mrs.McCoy and I wish she can carry my daughter every year not just kindergarten! My child has had some good teachers but Mrs.McCoy is by far the best that I've seen. I thank her for my daughter's growth in the class and through virtual I thank her for encouraging words for the girls everyday I thank her for loving the girls as if they were her own kids/family. I say today as I say to her daily I love you, we love you and I thank you we need more teachers like her that makes a difference in our community and in our schools with our girls that needs affirmations and love!!! Thank you Mrs.McCoy and thank you Excel and DCPS for hiring her!! You're the best girl you deserve it all. You're a blessing. When virtual learning first started she guided me through the set up which took almost an hour to do and that said a lot and meant a lot and I'm grateful. She is the best my daughter tells me daily and I agree.

  • Mandy Mcculloch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joselyn Bercian

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Joselyn Bercian

    Ms. Mcculloh is a great, wonderful teacher who tries and helps her students to achieve their goals. As well as tries to understand students.

  • James McFadden

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Josue Quintanilla

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Josue Quintanilla

    Mr. McFadden helps me a lot with my work even when the work it is not for his class. He makes me feel sure I'm doing a good job.

  • James McFadden

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brando Zelaya

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Brando Zelaya

    Mr. McFadden makes me feel better than another teacher because he helps me in everything. He tells me how I have to do my work in class.

  • James McFadden

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Stefany Rodriguez

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Stefany Rodriguez

    The teacher helps me in my English.

  • James McFadden

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Christopher Ventura Vanegas

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Christopher Ventura Vanegas

    My teacher had made a difference in my life because he teaches me a lot of English which this can help me to communicate with other people and he supports me in any idea that I have of any problem or topic.

  • James McFadden

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Donte Burnette

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Donte Burnette

    Mr. McFadden has made a positive difference in my life. Every day in class he pushes me to be the best student possible. As well as being a great teacher, he is also someone who I can go to if I have issues outside of class or if I just need advice on something.

  • Indira Melgare

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Wahington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Santiago

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lucy Santiago

    Senora Melgare has been a wonderful teacher to our daughter Lucy. She has very fun and creative ways to teach and engage the children and it is very obvious that she deeply cares for each student. She has been working very hard to make these COVID times as normal as possible for the children and we are incredibly thankful for that. We cannot wait to hug her!

  • Sarah Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erick Bonilla

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erick Bonilla

    She teaches us about helping one another and being nice and about how to read better and write essay with more evidence and reasoning and the importance of paying attention in class and ignoring disruptive people in class.

  • Sarah Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asia McGill

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asia McGill

    How Ms. Mintz made a difference in my life is by teaching me facts that I never know about. Also by making some things fun for me so that I can catch up on my work.

  • Sarah Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Wsahington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Liliana Valencia

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Liliana Valencia

    She helps me A LOT. She makes me think I can trust her. She is very nice and calm and doesn't get mad at all.

  • Sarah Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lailan Fells-Watson

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lailan Fells-Watson

    Ms. Mintz has made a big difference in my life. She has set high expectations for me and has challenged me to do the unknown. She has engorged me to do my best and to have a big future. When we have upcoming test, she wants me to study as much as I can to get the best score that is possible to get. She wants me to have a big future, big opportunity and a big education.

  • Sarah Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lailan Fells-Watson

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lailan Fells-Watson

    Ms. Mintz has helped me get better test scores in PLT. For every class she was the one that made me study more to get the scores I have now.

  • Sara Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erick Bonilla

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erick Bonilla

    She has helped me understand lots of my focus areas and helped me with my homework.

  • Sarah Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Angelina Sibanda

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Angelina Sibanda

    Thank you for everything you made me know. I appreciate it.

  • Sarah Mintz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gilmer Ortiz

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    January 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Gilmer Ortiz

    One thing that my teacher has done to make a difference in my life is that she has helped me out in many ways throughout this year and she is really nice to me. But sometimes I take that for granted and to be honest I feel bad sometimes because she is really nice and I don't behave in her class. So what she has done is that I actually feel more calm in her class sometimes when I'm feeling good.

  • Ellen Nakpil

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jahi Lopez

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jahi Lopez

    Ms. Nakpil has made a change in my life because she has taught me new stuff. For example, she has taught me new vocabulary words and how to focus in my work even if it's hard.

  • Ellen Nakpil

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Katherine Cruz

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Katherine Cruz

    Ms. Nakpil taught me how to do better in my reading and writing. Now I'm doing better in my reading for her class and my other classes.

  • Ellen Nakpil

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Marvin Turcios

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Marvin Turcios

    She is always telling me that I need to be more focused. Every day I get more and more focus on my own. That is what she do to help me in my life.

  • Denia Nassar

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Akira Finlay

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    April 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Akira Finlay

    Ms. Nassar has been a wonderful supporter of all her students, and knows each student's progress and their learning style. Her positive encouragement and a great sense of humor clearly makes math so fun to learn. She has reached out to us as parents numerous times to share how our child is doing, and especially when there is something great has happened (and our child has forgotten to tell us!). What we appreciate the most in her teaching style is how she gets the class to work collectively. Instead of creating a competitive space, Ms. Nassar ensures that the class strives for the collective achievement. We are so grateful to know that our child is learning life skills that are just as valuable, or likely even more valuable, than math in her classroom. Since the COVID-19 school closure, we have been able to observe her excellent teaching style as she effortlessly manages the entire class of third graders online, with creativity and compassion. We are extremely grateful for her pedagogical skills, but more importantly her genuine care and concerns for all her students.

  • Denia Nassar

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eli Leopold

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eli Leopold

    Thank you Ms. Nassar, your class is wonderful no matter where you teach you are always super effective. Because of you, I am way better at speaking Spanish. I will never forget what you have taught me.

  • Denia Nassar

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washignton, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Indihi Toubali

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    March 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Indihi Toubali

    Ms. Nasar, We thank you for being such an amazing teacher for the 3rd graders and for Indihi in particular. He talks about how great you are all the times. He feels lucky being your student. We appreciate you and would like to let you know that your creativity and dedication to teaching has made our family feel included, engaged and we know that Indihi is supported for success in Math. We are thankful and so proud of having Indihi as your student! Keep up the great work.

  • Denia Nassar

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amable

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amable

    Su didáctica, ha sido de mucha ayuda para el aprendizaje, pues sus clases no son aburridas y ella siempre está disponible para ayudar si no entiendo algo de la clase. Además siempre nos dice cosas positivas.

  • Denia Nassar

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amelia Gibson

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amelia Gibson

    Ms. Nassar has been a part of Amelia's life--even as she has moved beyond 3rd grade. Quite simply, there are teacher and then there are role models and people who shape the idea of what a teacher can be in a child's life--Ms. Nassar is the later. During the school year, she still welcome Amelia and a few of the "big" 4th graders come and clean--a tradition they were so proud to do and I always felt better knowing that there was a "grown up" who spent time with them in a way that empowered them. They all seemed delighted by their company. Even during physical distance learning, Ms. Nassar took the time to send an email inquiring about Amelia, which meant the world to her and to us. Having been around education enough I had heard the term "master teacher", and at Marie Reed, there are really exceptional teachers. And, even among the best in class, there are some that find ways to unlock possibility not yet known even to parents. Ms. Nassar is one such teacher. She helped Amelia see herself as a teacher and to really believe she could push through things on her own--a lesson that is proving ever more valuable in this current era. From Amelia: Ms. Nassar really made a difference in my life by really making me know that teachers aren't just teaching us but that really care about us. She shares her life with us and gives us time to share stories about our lives. When she does teach, she makes if fun--like by using games. She used a puppet show theater and she gave the kids puppets and stories and since she's a bilingual stories and then we could do it in Spanish. Last year for all the kids she did homework, she made amazing waffles and she also made biscuits and sausage. Those made us feel special and also gave an incentive to do homework. She checked in on me when all this madness started, even though I am in fourth grade. She still remembers and loves all of her students. In 3rd grade and some in 4th grade, we enjoyed being with her so much, we put together a group to clean her classroom. No matter what we did, we were always laughing. We would talk about how our life is going, how school is going, how we are doing in general with our family and we usually we would also talk about Bocci--the dog. She's really a great teacher.

  • Cecilia Newman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mayra Mosquera

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mayra Mosquera

    She made a difference in my life because when I started middle school, science class was pretty hard for me because I went to school that science class is on Spanish and I’m Hispanic so is so hard. And I like how she make people feel especial and positive, I always tried to give up on sum thing but she was there she would give her Lunch time for uu if uu going to sun thing. She is a GREAT SCIENCE teacher the passion of teaching us makes it relaxing, even tho some student disrespect her and stuff she would show them time. I was doing some wrong stuff at recess she caught me and she told me that like showing love is seatin on someone laps, seen then and now I had never did it again, not because u would get caught I’d because what she is sayin is all true. Even tho her class is Soo Soo Soo Soo hard she would try to make it easy and understandable for us Hispanic learner. People and me be late mostly sometimes I know uu that’s bad but even tho people late and have question she would literally literally HELP YOU. Thanks Ms. Newman for everything uu had done this pass month🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰. Your irreplaceable for any teacher, And I’m so happy that uu won all the stuff on the best science teacher or something like that, I would visit uu in some how❤️❤️🥺🥺🥺🥰💕‼️‼️.

  • Cecilia Newman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Luis Fernando Echavarria

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Luis Fernando Echavarria

    She welcomed me into the class with open arms and was very enthusiastic when I came in. She seemed really nice. And now she has made learning extremely fun and exciting. I have learned a lot from her. Not only from school, but ways to get along with other people too. She has helped me get back on track when I get very distracted talking to other people or doing whatever besides my work. She's just very inspiring and one of the best teacher's I've ever had.

  • Angela Nivens

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Don'Neja Griffin

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Don'Neja Griffin

    You made me feel better at Excel. Thank you for helping me stay out of a lot of stuff.

  • Angela Nivens

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Summerour

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Summerour

    She keeps the school the safe, she also makes me feel safe. She keeps everything under control.

  • Angela Nivens

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mazieya Speaks

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mazieya Speaks

    This specific administrator has made a difference In my life because she has taught me how become better with my actions that I do wrong when I know it isn't right . such as when Im in the hallway and she sees doing what I am not suppose to do she corrects me because I know what I am doing and she knows that I am better than that she also helps me when I'm having a bad day or I'm not in the mood for some stuff she always tells me don't let things like that mess up my day she encourages me everyday to be an better person everyday and she's helping me along the way so I appreciate that very much.

  • Cody Norton

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Yuki Kato

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    April 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Yuki Kato

    Mr. Norton has modeled what it means to be an engaged scholar and a citizen to his students throughout his teaching. I have been extremely impressed by the extent of critical thinking that he is fostering in the third grade classes by encouraging his students to think on their own and ask questions that push the conversations to the next level. It is clear that he has such a unique and easy rapport with the students, based on how my child talks about him at home and our observation of his interactions with the students at school. We also appreciate his sense of humor that are inclusive and quirky. Learning should be fun, and he seems to truly enjoy making it so. We are grateful that our child got a chance to spend *almost* a year with him, if not for the COVID-19 school closure. We appreciate that he has reached out to the students as he transitioned to the distance learning format to see what would work best, but it's clear that the students all miss their time with him in the classroom - and why wouldn't they? There's just no substitute to having the face-to-face learning experience with Mr. Norton.

  • Cody Norton

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eli Leopold

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eli Leopold

    Thank you Mr. Norton for making this year one of the best. Your class is amazing because while we are learning either in or out of the class it is still really fun! I have learned so much from you this year and I will carry this knowledge into the following years.

  • Cody Norton

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Indihi Toubali

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    March 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Indihi Toubali

    Mr. Norton, We thank you for being such an amazing teacher for the 3rd graders and for Indihi in particular. He has been very happy to have you as his teacher and he talks about how lucky he feels being your student. We appreciate you and would like to let you know that your innovation and dedication to teaching has brought joy and excitement to our family. We feel blessed and are so proud of having Indihi as your student!

  • Cody Norton

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amable

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amable

    Mr. Norton, siempre a sido muy amable y nos da confianza para participar, me encantan los proyectos que nos deja y todas las actividades que realizamos, sus clases nunca son aburridas y las disfruto mucho, pues también aprendo cosas nuevas.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brandon Marquez

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    February 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Brandon Marquez

    Hello Ms. Nunez, thank you for helping me in the school and for everything. You made Spanish class good for me and all the kids in the school.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Astrid Menjivar Velasquez

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    May 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Astrid Menjivar Velasquez

    Ms Nuñez es una maestra ejemplar los comprende a nosotros de alumnos es una persona cariñosa ella es una persona admirable poreso yo la quiero muchísimo con todo mi corazón es como mi mamá para mi es como una rosa que florese cómo pétalos ella tiene un buen corazón que le ayuda a las personas es cómo un ángel caído del cielo es una maestra ejemplar que da una buena enseñanza ella ayuda a las personas que necesitan ami me ayudo cuando mas la nesecite es mi maestra favorita y e aprendido mucho con ella.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ariel Vargas

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    February 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ariel Vargas

    My teacher Ms. Nunez is the best and inspiring. Because anything I ever need, she helps me. If I feel sick, she helps me. I love her! La Amo!

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dayra Flores

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Dayra Flores

    She has been a great example to me not only as my SGA leader but as a human being. She knows how to help us with everything. She makes sure everything is under control and that we feel loved and cared for everyday.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Justin Pumarino

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Justin Pumarino

    I liked the way how Ms. Nunez use to always use to make the lessons fun. I liked the way she try's to make us laugh. She was an amazing teacher honestly, she would always tell stories about her life and how we could do better than what are parents do. She teaches very well that everyone would be able to understand what she was teaching. She gives me great advice and it inspires me to do better and till this day I still miss being with Ms. Nunez.

  • Dulce Nunez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karla Ventura Paz

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karla Ventura Paz

    Ms. Nunez is a very nice and helpful person.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ruby Hernandez

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ruby Hernandez

    She has helped me try harder on tests. Like believe in myself, but mostly in my behavior. She says she believes in me and I can always do better.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Astrid Menjivar

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Astrid Menjivar

    Ms. Nunez is a wonderful teacher. She helps us.

  • Dulce Nunez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Wilmer Flores

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Wilmer Flores

    She helps me complete my work and try my best on everything we do in the class.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Miriam Castellanos

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Miriam Castellanos

    My teacher has made my life different by guiding me through tough times. I trust her deeply. She helps everyone in class. When she explains something in class, I understand it. She's smart and makes learning fun. Class is never boring with her! When I come to her class I get excited.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: liliana

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • liliana

    My teacher made a difference in my life because she made me feel like I can trust her with my life problems or other things. She is always there when i need help. She is nice.

  • Dulce Nunez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asia McGill

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asia McGill

    How Ms. Nunez made a difference in my life is by helping me out with Spanish. She also is fun while helping us. Also she makes us happy and makes us laugh when we are down. So thats how Miss Nunez changed my life.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Camila Castillo

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Camila Castillo

    Whenever I request help she is there for me and she breaks everything down so we can all understand the work. She makes me want to learn because she always makes it fun. Class is never boring. She makes the work challenging and interesting so we can academically grow.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexis Ramos

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexis Ramos

    She made a difference because she teaches very clearly. My Spanish wasn't good at the start of the year, but by every passing day my Spanish gets better and better.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brandon Flores

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Brandon Flores

    She helps me a lot to complete my work and my project and focus area.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rosario Velasquez

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rosario Velasquez

    She has made a difference in my life because whenever I was sad she would always make me happy and she would make me smile.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Khole Wilson

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Khole Wilson

    My teacher believes in me. I am not a fluent speaker in Spanish, but she believes I can be if I try. I can talk about her to about anything. She is always there when I need a shoulder to cry on. Anything really. I have so much love for my teacher because she is there if I need someone to talk to.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asia Alexander

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asia Alexander

    My teacher helps me through everything and is always here for me.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chelsy Duvon Alvarenga

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    May 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chelsy Duvon Alvarenga

    Thank you for making this year so amazing! I’m very thankful that you were my Spanish every single time I walked into your class I would always learn something new like memorizing my mom and dads country and stuff like that I’m very thankful but it’s about to be time to go to 7 grade I really miss you a lot.

  • Dulce Núñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Camila Castillo

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Camila Castillo

    This teacher has made such a difference in my life. Before I ever entered CHEC Middle School, no teacher has ever supported me as much as Ms.Núñez. I can trust her, she helps me in class, she tells us if something we’re doing is wrong. On top of that she’s supportive! If anyone in class asks for help she’s there! She’s really busy but she’s always in a good mood. She takes care of her students and never fails to make us happy!

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexander Gonzalez-Contreras

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexander Gonzalez-Contreras

    I receive a lot of help from her, she is very accessible, very helpful, & vert patient towards my child

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexander Gonzalez-Contreras

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexander Gonzalez-Contreras

    She is very supportive with my child, family, and her students.

  • Dulces Núñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Miriam Castellanos

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Miriam Castellanos

    In this current time my teacher, Ms Nuñez, she has been very helpful and thoughtful. She has helped me with my classes reminding me what classes I have. She has even told all of her students where to find food. And that had been helpful.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karla Ventura Paz

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    May 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karla Ventura Paz

    Ms. Nuñez is a very nice teacher and very helpful she gives really great lessons and explains very good she always helps me when im confused on something that's why I'm nominating Ms. Nuñez!

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Astrid menjivar Velasquez

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    May 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Astrid menjivar Velasquez

    She so nice and she helps when we need like my mom. She is kind. She is always happy and she makes the class fun. She is very funny and she makes sure you understand the work.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Astrid menjivar

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    May 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Astrid menjivar

    Ms. Nuñez es una bonita persona es amigable cariñosa amable es una maestra yo la admiro mucho la quiero ella quiere mucho a sus alumnos ella se da aquerer y enseña muchisimo es una buena maestra que sabe enseñar gracias por todo Ms. Nuñez.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Diego Mendez Loayez

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    May 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Diego Mendez Loayez

    Yo reconosco a mi maestra por que ella me enseño cosas que no sabia haun ella me ensenio a como aser una poesia ella es la mejor maestra 🙂

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sarahi Garcia

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    May 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sarahi Garcia

    She cares about me lot and she always does a great job and she is a fun teacher and she also love us like kids.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joselin Gomez

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    May 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Joselin Gomez

    She always helps me in work when I need help. When the class doesn't understand, she would always explain it again so we can understand. My teacher she would always make us to try again and learn harder.

  • Dulce Nuñez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexandra Martinez

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexandra Martinez

    My Spanish teacher has made a big differences in my life because she understands me better. And she pushes me which I am thankful for that because I need to learn how to do my work in Spanish and talk in Spanish. Also she supports me and helps me out. If it wasn't for her to be by my side I would be crying and be stressing out. I love her so much and I wish her the best right now.

  • Kelynn Offley

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoe Becker

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zoe Becker

    Ms. Offley - Thanks so much for being a great teacher. The way you teach is engaging and fascinating and I really enjoy it. Additionally, it's very helpful when you help me with any work I missed during grit. Thanks so much!

  • Patricia Ogoola

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chace Moses-Hill

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    May 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chace Moses-Hill

    Ms. Pat has been a great addition to my son Chace's team for the last two years. Thank you for providing a nurturing and well structured support system for Chace while he is at school! It is greatly appreciated!!

  • Christopher Olson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jamilynn Yanes

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jamilynn Yanes

    Mr. Olson made a difference in my life because he taught me that life is not easy and that our decisions make a difference. In and out of school I'm the one that controls my mind and my actions. That if I work hard on getting what I want I will eventually get it.

  • Christopher Olson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Deovion Barrett

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Deovion Barrett

    This teacher has made a difference in my life by helping me one on one. He has a large class and he is able to get to every student, and personally one on one help from a teacher is the best. He helps me understand the work and if I don't then he will explain it in different ways to help me understand. He has changed my life because when I ask for help I get it, but I used to not ask for help, so that's how he helped me through things.

  • Kwabena Osei

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rafi Fox

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rafi Fox

    My son was lucky to have several amazing teachers this year. Mr. Osei, French teacher, is one of those teachers. Mr. Osei brings such a love of the language to the classroom. My son has clearly picked up on this enthusiasm. I appreciate all the interactive assignments and speaking presentations where the students can showcase their talents and development. Learning a foreign language is difficult enough, but Ms. Osei brings it into the daily lives of the students in the class. My son loves the projects, the power point of a favourite French speaking city or a holiday you have taken to a French speaking city and the Kahoot games. Mr. Osie is also always positive and upbeat at parent teacher conferences. Merci Monsieur Osei pour tout ce que vous faites.

  • Catherine Osman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jane Nawrocki

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jane Nawrocki

    Ms. Osman has made a difference in my life because she has made learning fun and interesting. Because of her, I now find interest in most things I learn.

  • Catherine Osman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Efe Alper

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Efe Alper

    One day at school, I felt lonely. Nobody wanted to be with me. But then my science teacher started to include me in some activities and clubs. Then in one of the clubs, I made my first friend at Alice Deal Middle School. The environment was new to me because I had went to a private school before and everything felt strange to me. My science teacher helped me fit in!

  • Catherine Osman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bauti Andres

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bauti Andres

    She was just an amazing teacher! She adds a personal touch to lessons and made them special.

  • Catherine Osman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brigitta Bucossi

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Brigitta Bucossi

    Ms Osman is my absolute-favorite teacher. Without her I would have never had the courage to begin my new school experience. When I moved from Italy in December it was so difficult, but she immediatly understood my problems. She talked to me and to my parents and gave good advice. She supported me in this strange period, full of boxes and new experiences. Even now she still always helps me a lot and gives me the chance to improve my homework before giving me a low grade. I should say she has a passion for helping her students. She also helped me understand how and when you need to turn in homework (I still have some tini tiny problems, but that’s not my point) and that helped me a lot. She is very dear to me and I will support her whenever I can, like she did with me. I wish her all the best.

  • Catherine Osman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Pearl Kontarinis

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Pearl Kontarinis

    Ms. Osman made a difference in my life by teaching me new things and even though things get hard that doesn’t mean you give in. She is so sweet and funny (sometimes) and I want her to be appreciated.

  • Catherine Osman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Justin Shaya

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Justin Shaya

    My teacher has taught me well and makes me laugh everyday. I appreciate the hard work she puts in to teach 6 classes a day. She is my favorite teacher at Deal so far. I think that Ms. Osman should get this award.

  • Richard Patterson

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chace Moses-Hill

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    May 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chace Moses-Hill

    Mr. Patterson has played a very supportive role in my son Chace's life. He has supported Chace with problem solving, controlling his emotions, decision making, and enhancing his athletic abilities. Mr. Patterson has been a consistent part of Chace's support system from the beginning of our journey at Marie Reed. We are truly grateful for his support!

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: MarieReed Parent

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    January 21, 2020Recognized By:

    • MarieReed Parent

    Ms. Pelaez is an amazing teacher. She's enthusiastic and caring and dedicated to her work. She teaches our preschooler how to read and speak and also how to interact with other children. She generates enthusiasm amongst the children for learning. Our child loves her!

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Xavier Alejandro Magana

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    January 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Xavier Alejandro Magana

    Mi hijo Xavi, despierta todas las mañanas con ganas locas de ir a la escuela. Se que tiene amiguitos, juega mucho y hace cosas que atrapan su interés. Pero aparte de eso, la motivación principal proviene de Mrs. Pelaez. Ella es la descripción de la palabra paciente. También es cariñosa tratando a los niños y eso hace que ellos la quieran mucho. Estableció un sistema de participación en la clase, en donde todos tienen una responsabilidad cada semana y ellos lo toman muy en serio. Esa forma de empoderarlos es grandioso para los niños. Mrs. Pelaez es una maestra de educación infantil ejemplar. Estamos muy orgullosos de tenerla.

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dominic Vasquez

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    January 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Dominic Vasquez

    In Ms. Pelaez class you can expect to always be greeted with a smile! She has been a vital part in helping my son be more confident in speaking Spanish and exploring new ways to be creative. My son looks forward to being in class everyday and sometimes doesn’t want to leave! Ms. Pelaez sends daily photos of the children doing different activities so we don’t miss out on any special moments. She is a wonderful teacher!

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alec Parra

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alec Parra

    A big thank you to Mrs Pelaez and Mrs Renderos from Pre-k4. For your guidance and commitment to the kids👏🏼❤️. Thank you for making this difficult period of time a little bit more easy and for working hard to keep our kids engaged and continuing to educate them online.

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Martín Shank

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    January 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Martín Shank

    Increasing my son’s confidence in Spanish and helping him respond back in Spanish.

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ishaq Aman

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ishaq Aman

    Ms. Peláez is a nice and generous person. Her communication is on point. Trustworthy teacher and likes to share her stories and that makes you feel like you’ve known her forever. Always smiling and my son loves her class. She shares information that’s needed to keep the parent informed. My son has already learned his numbers in Spanish in less than two weeks. Ms. Peláez Sends daily class pictures and information so it feels like the parent is in class although I’m at work. Overall great teacher to have!

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Vivika Patel

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Vivika Patel

    Ms. Peláez is a wonderful teacher! She gives the children each leadership responsibility in the classroom every week, which they all talk about and love. She’s celebrated our unique, diverse class full of all different cultures by bringing in cultural ambassadors and organizing a fashion show where the kids and the parents showcased outfits from their home states, cities, and/or countries. Thanks to Ms Peláez, Vivika is building skills and gaining knowledge that will last a lifetime.

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Martin Shank

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Martin Shank

    Sra. Peláez has continued to nurture and challenge our son Martin in his development, cultivating curiosity and that ever important spark to want to learn more. It's wonderful to hear him at the end of the day excitedly recount to us the new facts he has learned, and what new responsibilities he has been given in class. We appreciate the value placed on integrity, and kindness, as well as the celebration of Martin and his peers multi-cultured backgrounds. Martin was proud to sport his Ecuadorian poncho in a recent fashion show, and even improvised and threw in a little dance. Thank you for your continued great work!

  • Luz Pelaez Lopez

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joel Rivas

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Joel Rivas

    Mi nombre es josseline Rivas soy la madre de Joel Rivas antes de matricular a mi hijo en la escuela de Marie Reed pase noches en vela pensando si era lo adecuado para mi hijo ya que Joel tiene nesecidades especiales y tiene cancer en la sangre como madre se me hasia difícil tomar una decicion porque desde que mi hijo fue diagnosticado con el cancer pasábamos muchísimas noches en vela en el hospital también paso muchísimo tiempo sin tener contacto con otros niños y eso me hacía pensar que sería muy duro para el porque todo este tiempo atrás hemos sido solo yo y el todo el tiempo y separarnos de repente sería algo difícil pero Grasias a Dios encontramos una maestra con una asistente con un gran corazón y buen profesionalismo que hicieron k mi hijo y yo nos sintiéramos seguros de poder estar separados el uno de otro la maestra Peláez y su asistente mis Renderos no sólo han k mi hijo y yo nos sintieramos bienvenidos en la escuela si no que han echo k mi hijo cada día que pasa se sienta mas seguro de si mismo para poder experimentar nuevas ideas y nuevas cosas mi hijo a tenido un gran cambio en su vida y le estamos agradecidos primeramente a Dios,Alas maestras mis Peláez y mis Renderos y a todo elgrupo de ayuda escolar por el maravilloso profesionalismo 💖

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zaiah Jones

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    February 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zaiah Jones

    Ms. Peláez is doing a great job transitioning my daughter into kindergarten with her curriculum and her routines. They are all helpful and my daughter is on the road to speaking Spanish fluently!!! Thanks for being so dedicated!

  • Luz Pelaez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elyanna Gomez

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elyanna Gomez

    Ms. Pelaez is a nice and friendly teacher. My daughter is happy in her class, she has really enjoyed learning about recycling.

  • Luz Pelaez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isabella Ramos

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    February 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Isabella Ramos

    Great teachers can make a difference in people's lives. In this case, Ms. Pelaez has made a difference in my life to learn how I can continue educating my daughter and the important that is to achieve your goals and be who you want to be in the future! She's the kind of teacher who really cares about the students. I just want her to know how much I really appreciate her hard work and efforts for our children. Thank you!!!!

  • Luz Pelaez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karina Lunn

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    February 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karina Lunn

    Ms. Pelaez has been very patient and caring with Karina when she has been less than a model student. She encourages her to use her words, to calm down and to take deep breaths. She works with us (Karina's parents) to help her manage her emotions in a constructive way.

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Génesis Moreno

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    January 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Génesis Moreno

    Motiva los alumnos con amor paciencia y dedicación les enceña a prender a valorar sus cosas les en seña a no andar agarrando las cosas q no les pertenece. Acuidar lo suyo avalorar sus pertenencia les enseña asaludar , adanzar ,a cantar, y a tener buenos modales ,a reír y hacer un buen líder . Mis pelaez muy buena maestra que Dios la bendiga.

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ashley J Manueles

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    January 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ashley J Manueles

    Ashley le encanta esta muy contenta. Con su maestra. Gracias por apollar a mi hija gracias. Maestra belaes.

  • Luz Peláez Lopez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isabella Ramos

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    January 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Isabella Ramos

    My name is Marden Ramos, I want to honor Ms. Pelaez for her great work teaching my daughter and the rest of the kids in her class. She is really kind and I love the way she is always teaching. My daughter loves her and she is always talking about her and the things they did in class!! Gracias, Ms Pelaez por todo el efuerzo que pone en ensenarles a nuestros hijos! y gracias por se muy amable todo el tiempo.

  • David Perez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bessy

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bessy

    He is a great teacher.

  • Diana Perez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lailan Fells-Watson

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lailan Fells-Watson

    Ms.Perez is a great science teacher. She makes sure you stay on track with all your work and makes sure you believe that what you choose is the right thing to do. Sometimes teachers can be a little mean, but Ms.Perez is not the one. She always is smiling, laughing and happy.

  • Anna Perrin

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Edie Young

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Edie Young

    Ms Perrin helped me understand math more than my old school. She is kind and patient.

  • Anna Perrin

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Hannah Beadnell

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Hannah Beadnell

    Mrs. Perrin has helped me because through this time when we are doing everything from home now, she still finds a way to give all the information for us and help us with everything. She is amazing and I don't know how she does it, but she does.

  • Janae Perry

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ahmed Toure

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ahmed Toure

    I just want you to know that you are the best teacher. You simply stand among the rest. Please accept my gratitude for everything you did for my boy. I feel so blessed to have an amazing teacher like you in my life. Thank You.

  • Janae Perry

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Samuel Swartz

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    February 13, 2020Recognized By:

    • Samuel Swartz

    Samuel is lucky to have Ms. Perry as his homeroom and math teach this year in 2nd grade! She is thoughtful and kind. Samuel loves going to school and is excited about math. She is always available to talk with parents. Ms. Perry makes classroom parties and events special for her students with her creative planning and touches! Thank you, Ms. Perry!

  • Janae Perry

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eleanor Smith

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eleanor Smith

    Ms. Perry has done an excellent job with teaching distance learning. She is engaging online and has regular check-ins with the kids (office hours) to keep track of where they are. It’s a been a real blessing to my daughter to have the consistency of her teaching through this time at home. We love you Ms. Perry and miss you!

  • Janae Perry

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zahrah Burris

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    March 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zahrah Burris

    I re-enrolled my daughter into Payne Elementary School after putting her into 3 other schools over the past two years. It's a long story but my daughter has been diagnosed with a development delay as well as ADHD. The school she attended in kindergarten was not a good fit because they were not proactive at all with her, so I enrolled her in my local school which worked out surprisingly well for the rest of her kindergarten year. She went back to that school for 1st grade (but unfortunately I had the enlightening idea that the Montessori environment would probably be the best fit for her: I was sorely mistaken. The classrooms were chaotic and she wasn't learning for most of her time there. Not only was she hardly learning, but she was also having meltdowns and refusing to enter her class (so basically I felt like it was worse than daycare- we had moved beyond that when she attended daycare). So, I decided to put her back in Payne (admitting to myself that I should have never taken her out of this school). Ms. Perry, along with her colleague, Ms. Hubbard advocated for my daughter to get a dedicated aide, which has helped her tremendously to be able to become an active learner in her second-grade class, both academically and socially! Before my daughter received the aide, she helped my daughter one-on-one as much as possible, and now she has made amazing gains in her academic success! Ms. Perry's thoughtfulness and dedication has put my mind at ease so much and I can only imagine how my daughter would have fared if it had not been for her. Thank you so much, Ms. Perry!

  • Janae Perry

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: William Bowen

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • William Bowen

    Ms. Perry is an amazing teacher in the classroom, and has transitioned to an amazing teacher while working remotely! She works hard to reach all of the kids in her class and helps them develop a love for learning math. My son shared, "She is a very nice teacher and I learned a lot from her. My favorite thing I learned from Ms. Perry was measurement".

  • Tierra Peteet

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Symyan Noel

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    May 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Symyan Noel

    Ms. Peteet is not my English teacher, but she helped me when I needed help. I just wanted to say thank you, Ms. Peteet. It means a lot to me that you supported me when I needed help.

  • Ashley Pettway

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Julian Galloway

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Julian Galloway

    Ms. Pettway is a kind hero. Ms. Pettway is amazing. She always having courage in any of her students. She works her butt off she has multiple jobs in the school. She never misses school because she is hard working teacher. She has a sense of humor. She always jokes and makes us during our bad moments.

  • Ashley Petway

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jeremiah Puryear

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    March 12, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jeremiah Puryear

    She taught me a lot of the strategies I use in math that help make the problem I do easier. She also taught me that some people are hard on you so you can improve and be your best self.

  • Michelle Pinkney

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aiyanna Ball

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    May 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aiyanna Ball

    Mrs. Pinkney, has been a positive influence in my granddaughter Aiyanna Ball's life in school to the fact that she would come home talking about Ms. Pinkney this and Ms. Pinkney that. When Covid-19 prevented her from going to school, though she missed some of her classmates, she stated she really missed Ms. Pinkney. Though this is her 1st year at Excel Academy, she has made an impact. She is very structured, disciplined, but also loving and caring, which is need in young girls lives. She offered additional tutoring on Wednesday's and though Empress(Aiyanna) showed strong math skills, she has improved Greatly with Mrs. Pinkney help and guidance. Aiyanna loves doing math, and when she received her first distance learning packet she wanted to do the math portion 1st, and she did most of the math with minimum errors within the first few days, which is a due to the Impact Mrs. Pinkney has played in her attitude and motivation. I have express this to her, as she is also Empress(Aiyanna's) homeroom teacher as well! Mahalo so so much for teachers like Mrs. Pinkney!!

  • Miguel Pinto

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erick Perdomo

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erick Perdomo

    He has taught me Spanish words that I didn't know before. Sometimes he may be annoying and sometimes we might be annoying, but I think we have a great class relationship.

  • Tenia Pritchard

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ja'Miana Jenkins-Piner

    She is so nice and helped me when I was stuck on the steps and she is so nice.

  • Mohammad Rahmen

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elvis Rivera

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elvis Rivera

    He always has a way for me to understand what he is explaining.

  • Mohammad Rahmen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erick Perdomo

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erick Perdomo

    He has helped me this year. I have really grown in my IR reading exam. Sometimes I feel sad because sometimes I don't finish his work.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Miracle Fortune

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    January 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Miracle Fortune

    Ms. Ramirez has taught me a lot this semester. She helps people when they are struggling or need help and her door is always open if you have problems. She has not only helped me with school wise, but when I was having problems with a student she helped me through it and after it, everything was fine. She has helped me a lot this year and I am proud and really lucky to have her as my teacher. She takes time out of her day to help.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kenyell

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    January 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kenyell

    My teacher makes me feel better when I'm upset and she helps me with my work and she makes me happy sometimes and she helps me when people are mean to me. She also is great at learning and good at helping us when needed. She also makes learning fun for us. She also treats other people fairly. And she always makes sure I do my best. She also makes learning fun for me and my class . This teacher gets out of her way to help me .

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dayra Flores

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Dayra Flores

    Ms. Ramirez has always been a great teacher as she has been an amazing role model. She has been there like a mother to me, I can always depend on her when I need someone. She has patience and is a very good teacher. Everyone who has known her would think the same. She has been incredible to all of her students. Ever since I met her I have learned not to escalate problems and ignore those who bother me. She is one of the few people who understand my life. I wish she could be my teacher forever but sadly this will be the only year I see her as my teacher.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Emily Speranza

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Emily Speranza

    She always helps us complete our work in class. She is very kind. She cares about us. She teaches us really good.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Shy'ane Witherspoon

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Shy'ane Witherspoon

    Ms. Ramirez changed my life SO much because at first I would always skip my classes and get low grades because it is not the best at home but Ms. Ramirez changed it all and now I go to school happy and healthy no fights, no skipping, no disrespecting because of her and thing are getting better at home and my grades are turning up to A's and B's.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chinyere Reid

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chinyere Reid

    Ms. Ramirez is a kind and considerate teacher. She cares about her students and their well being. Whenever I have a problem, I go to her because I can count on her to give me great advice. She makes learning Spanish fun. She also cares about her students families she checks in to make sure that everything is ok. She is all around an amazing teacher and person and I am so lucky to have her as a teacher.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ruben Juarez

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ruben Juarez

    La maestra me a ayudado mucho me a ayudado a pasar área de enfoque y me a ayudado a saber palabras en ingles.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Katherine Pena Lopez

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Katherine Pena Lopez

    Well my teacher when I had the Covid-19 she has been aware of me and my family. She helps us with places where they give food and give money. She has helped us a lot in everything we need. When I'm in trouble she always helps me and advises me.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amy Cardoza

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amy Cardoza

    Ms. Ramirez has changed my life because even though I’m a Spanish speaker, it wasn’t that good my parents were like “your Spanish needs to get better”. Since I started learning with Ms. Ramirez, she teaches me how to speak more Spanish and I got better and also she was there for me and for others too. I appreciate it so much because every time I was sad, she was there for me asking me if I was fine. On her work when I didn’t understand something she was helping me, explaining with details not only to me to other students she did the same thing too and other students that their first language is English now they know a little bit of Spanish and then try to speak it because thanks to Ms. Ramirez she helped them to try there Spanish reading in Spanish translate words on Spanish. When I have a problem I just think about her and go to her and talk to her because she gives me good advice and a hug to feel better when I’m depressed. Thats why I just seen her like my second mom. She is the best teacher I had in my life. She is awesome. She’s nice, caring, funny positive. She made me and other students to stay positive and never give up. I got better on my paragraph. Now that I’m in 8th grade and she keeps teaching 7th grade I just feel happy and lucky to still have her for dance class this time because she kind of teach 8th grade but some of them for presentation.❤️

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Claudia Villanueva Leiva

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Claudia Villanueva Leiva

    My teacher has changed my life because she always helped me in many ways. For example, when my family did not have food at home because of Covid-19, she bought us some food with her own money. Also she changed my life because when I felt sad or if I needed someone to be there for me in my tough times she was there for me. She would support me in anything. She would help me in any way possible. Another way she has changed my life is that she would help me pass classes. When I felt stuck on something I asked her to help me and she explained everything to me and helped me out so much. Last but not least, she is the best. She makes me smile all day.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Imelda Abide GREKONZI-WOSSO

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Imelda Abide GREKONZI-WOSSO

    I was new and I don't understand English and Spanish, but she helped me so much to do my assignment and I want to say thank you to her.

  • Gabriela Ramirez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Cristy

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    January 15, 2020Recognized By:

    • Cristy

    She is a good teacher and she asks us if we need help if we don’t understand anything she said. And she is really patient and she listens to the students and helps us if we have personal problems and gives us good advice.

  • Chikaka Rasasa

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Elhamuddin Safi

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    February 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elhamuddin Safi

    Since school started I have had a lot of good teachers. But Mr. Chikaka is a special person. I will always remember him. The reason he is a great and awesome teacher is because he always tries to make the class interesting and fun. When we have a problem, he is there to help us out. He is also really funny. He is always happy. Everyday we go to class, we see him smiling and we smile back at him. He has been an awesome teacher. And I hope he will always be happy with us for the rest of the school year. I hope he is happy for the work that we do. But I will always love him and try my best to be a good student so he can be happy and everyone else can have a great school year.

  • Kate Reinertson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jackson Martinez

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jackson Martinez

    Ms. Reinertson was always there for me back in middle school. I used to struggle too much in math, but I was be able to finish my work because she always helped me out. Sometimes I learned her subjects even though I wasn't be able to understand it, she always was a nice person to me. I had good grades in her class. Basically I wasn't smart in math, but now I know that I can do it without struggling. I appreciate her a lot and thanks for being a nice and wonderful teacher with me.

  • Dinora Renderos Palma

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zaiah Jones

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    February 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zaiah Jones

    She has such a positive personality. Very understanding. Always happy and warm towards the children and parents. The kids in this class feel loved. My daughter loves to talk to her and share things she’s excited about so it shows me that she makes her feel comfortable and that she adores her!

  • Dinora Renderos Palma

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isabella Ramos

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    February 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Isabella Ramos

    Ms. Renderos is always happy and smiling the kids like that! My daughter Isabella talked about her and the things they did in class. I want to thank Ms. Renderos for helping my daughter to explore new ways of doing things. You are the best!!

  • Dinora Renderos Palma

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elyanna Gomez-Barraza

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elyanna Gomez-Barraza

    Ms. Renderos is a nice, loving teacher. Every morning she greets my daughter with a smile and loving words. My daughter really enjoyed when Ms. Renderos taught her how to sew.

  • Eduard Reyes

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lailan Fells-Watson

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lailan Fells-Watson

    Mr. Reyes is a good math teacher. He helps everyone to stay on track with work. He helps you succeed. He makes sure you stay on track with work so you don't fall behind.

  • Jonte Reyonlds

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Messiah AP

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Messiah AP

    I wanna shout out Mr.Reyonlds because he understand his students and he makes sure that we understand.

  • Ivanna Robinson

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elizabeth Cantwell

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elizabeth Cantwell

    Mrs. Robinson is an amazing teacher and deeply cares for all of her students. When posed with a challenge, no matter how big or small, she rises to the challenge. She can create a lesson plan in less than 30 minutes and has mastered distance learning like no other. I constantly wonder how she does it all and with such ease. I feel extremely lucky that our daughter was put into her class for kindergarten.

  • Lisa Robinson

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Christopher Osorio

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    February 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • Christopher Osorio

    She changed by life by teaching to never give up and try our best and to not let no one or nothing stop you. She said that I should follow my dream and be a very good person. And that life is very hard and that we are eventually going to go through problems, but that doesn’t mean that we give up and never do it again because if we have to follow our dreams that we wish that we could accomplish.

  • Ivanna Robinson

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elliott Hunt

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elliott Hunt

    Mrs. Robinson has been warm and inviting since the first day of school. Not only has my sons ability to read exploded, he also loves math and has transitioned really well into distance learning. I believe that a huge portion of this success has been the time that Mrs. Robinson has devoted to crafting live daily lessons as well as small group reading sessions in the last weeks. She is responsive and open to meeting students where they are. While the distance learning has been working well for my son, I know some other families have had a hard time getting their kids engaged and I know Mrs Robinson is doing what she can to meet their needs outside the 2 hour group session time. Mrs. Robinson is exactly what a parent wants in their child’s kindergarten teacher and I only wish we could be with her to wrap up the school year in person!

  • Christopher Rowe

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Taliyah Barnes

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Taliyah Barnes

    He is very good at make sure that you understand what you are doing and you get your work complete.

  • Christopher Rowe

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ziaira Munford

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ziaira Munford

    He made me look at learning in a different way and gave me different ways to learn.

  • Christopher Rowe

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Francesco Genrech BAes

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    January 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Francesco Genrech BAes

    Mr.Rowe made an impact in my life that I wasn't aware of until I finished his class. Everyday he has a unique energy that no other teacher I've had matched. He handles rough situations with seriousness but still positive. His teachings is different from memorize and repeat, instead he motivates us to learn more than what he taught us in school. Others may see him as a normal math teacher, and it's true during school time. But after school he becomes a friendly person who opens his door to anybody. Whether it's help for homework or play chess with him. In other words, he's different and he's shameless about it. I mean, he still uses a flip-phone even though he has enough money to buy a new phone which is still mind-boggling to me. His interests in puzzles, games, music and so much more, makes him a great person to have a conversation with about almost anything. Overall, his traits both as a teacher and as a person, make him an amazing teacher to have and a person to converse with. Hopefully he's able to overcome any challenge he faces.

  • Kathleen Ryan

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Argenis Martinez

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Argenis Martinez

    Ms. Ryan teaches me how to get ready to pass the school year and I recognize her for that because whenever she teaches a subject, she tries her best to teach us and when we don't understand, she finds a plan B and sometimes a Plan C. So I'm thankful for Ms. Ryan.

  • Kathleen Ryan

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Shania Evans

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Shania Evans

    She has been there since day one and always teaches in two ways that for kids that don't know how to learn in one way she make sure that they do all our types of learning skills. She is very nice and generous.

  • Braulio Salas

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Stiven Reyes

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Stiven Reyes

    This teacher help too much for we can understand the class and learn more about it. And we are learning English so he helps us to learn English.

  • Braulio Salas

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gabriela Umana Iraheta

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Gabriela Umana Iraheta

    Mr. Salas makes a difference in my life because in the beginning of the year, I was feeling nervous to talk because I thought everyone would laugh at me. In my others classes I don't talk. I remember the day I come to his class I didn't want to talk and he forced me. Now I feel more secure about myself and now I don't feel too stressful.

  • Braulio Salas

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jennifer Urrutia

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jennifer Urrutia

    Mister salas es un buenos maestro porque me gusta como explica la clases por que algo que no entiedo el me ayuda mucho.

  • Braulio Salas

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: David Quinteros

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • David Quinteros

    Mr. Salas es un buen maestro porque me esta ensenado a hablar ingles muchas veses yo no puedo decir una palabra en Ingles yel medice como de cirla y en que momento hay que usalar y como se escribe esa palabra.

  • Ana Sánchez

    Marie Reed Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Camila Moran Castro

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Camila Moran Castro

    Ms. Sanchez, desde el primer día siempre nos demostró su amabilidad, alegría y pasión. No hay duda que somos afortunadas de contar con ella y de todas sus habilidades. Además hizo muy confortable la inclusión de primera vez en la escuela.

  • Ana Sanchez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karina Lunn

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karina Lunn

    Ms. Sanchez was Karina's teacher when Karina started at Marie Reed in pre-k3. Even though Karina is in pre-k4 now with a different teacher, Ms Sanchez has been amazing in her support if Karina is upset/having a tough time. Just this morning, Karina did not want to go to her class because her regular teachers were not there. Ms Sanchez came over and spoke with her, took her back to her classroom so she could have breakfast there, then texted me to let her know Karina was back in her class room and sent a couple of pictures. She's amazing - can't say enough good things about her. She is also always quick with a smile and a hug, and kids gravitate towards her because of that - and adults :).

  • Ana Sanchez

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karina Lunn

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karina Lunn

    Ms Sanchez was Karina's teacher when Karina started at Marie Reed in pre-k3. Even though Karina is in pre-k4 now with a different teacher, Ms Sanchez has been amazing in her support if Karina is upset/having a tough time. Just this morning, Karina did not want to go to her class because her regular teachers were not there. Ms Sanchez came over and spoke with her, took her back to her classroom so she could have breakfast there, then texted me to let her know Karina was back in her class room and sent a couple of pictures. She's amazing - can't say enough good things about her. She is also always quick with a smile and a hug, and kids gravitate towards her because of that - and adults :).

  • Daniella Sebastian

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Thomas Stockwell

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Thomas Stockwell

    Great teacher. Always kind and helpful when I needed help.

  • Daniella Sebatian

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mia Westhoff

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mia Westhoff

    Ms. Sebatian is such a wonderful teacher. She is very understanding and teaches me well. When I don't understand something, she goes over it with me and gives examples so I do understand. She can be a little strict which I think is awesome because this is how she teaches me and makes me a better student everyday! I love her so much. She is my favorite teacher. She is so nice and creative and funny and I hopefully will get to make more memories with her as the days go by.

  • Michael Shroeder

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karla Ventura Paz

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karla Ventura Paz

    He is very nice and responsible and a very good teacher.

  • Atif Siddiqui

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eva Okoobo

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eva Okoobo

    Mr. Siddipui has made a big impact in my life and my classmates lives by explaining in detail and making it feel like we actually know what's going on in our world. He's also funny and caring and helps to build a perspective of what you're seeing in the world and how it's affecting people and animals on Earth.

  • David Silberman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Romell Randolph

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Romell Randolph

    I want to send you my appreciation for helping me in the 6 grade. You was the only one that year to really care about me and stuck by me . When I really needed help. In Math and science. Your support and guidance helped me in the 6 grade.Thank you for calling my Mom, to give her updates on my assignments. As well as keeping her up dated on information about my classes. Due dates. Thank you for seeing me in the hallways on my way to classes or even at the end of the day. Asking me if I was ok with all of my classes assignments. I will never forget about you .How you made a difference in my life in the 6 grade. I want to recognize you for all that you have done for me. Thank you, Mr. Silberman

  • Thylan Singelton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asher Gronvall

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asher Gronvall

    Mr. Singleton is an absolute star teacher. His compassionate teaching style has unlock the potential of our son and his other students. His selfless style is incredible, and the connections that he makes with this students' parents are priceless. Please award Mr. Singleton with this recognition!

  • Thylan Singelton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Mckinney

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Mckinney

    Mr. Singleton is always there for me when I need help and he always makes math easy to understand. He is a really great teacher and is really committed to teaching us. He is so nice and helpful.

  • Thylan Singelton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Blake Gessert

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Blake Gessert

    Mr. Singleton is very nice and helps me understand what he is teaching. It is fun to be in his class and he is very caring for us.

  • Thylan Singelton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asher Gronvall

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asher Gronvall

    Mr. Singleton has been a gift this year as our son Asher's math teacher. He said that he wants Asher to think of himself as a "mathematician." He is funny and cool and relates to our child with his warm personality. Mr. Singleton probably has 100 children that he teaches daily and still made the time to email and call to check in on our son, keeping him engaged in math and on track. Mr. Singleton has made such a difference in the happiness and success of our son's first year in middle school.

  • Thylan Singleton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Symyan Noel

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    April 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Symyan Noel

    Mr. Singleton has managed to make my son enjoy being in school. My son says: "I feel like I can discuss anything with Mr. Singleton, he makes me feel safe, he is like my school Father.” As a parent this makes me very happy. I could not ask for a better role model for my son. Thanks, Mr. Singleton, for everything you do. You are a blessing to my family and your students.

  • Thylan Singleton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asher Gronvall

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asher Gronvall

    Mr. Singleton is an incredible gift to our lives. His attention to each student - including our son Asher - is personal, compassionate and earnest. He reaches our son in a remarkable way, and has been an amazing mentor and friend.

  • Thylan Singleton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    April 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    Mr Singleton is always there for me and will help everyone out. He makes a big change in math class by making it fun and new.

  • Thylan Singleton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jaleese Davis

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jaleese Davis

    Mr. Singleton motivates students when they are feeling down and whenever a student is feeling insure or like they can't do something he tells them reasons why they can do it and they are worth it. Whenever Mr. Singleton sees a struggling student, he helps them overcome it whether it is a math problem or a social problem. He goes out of his way to help students with whatever they need. Out of all of the teachers I think Mr.Singleton is the most caring and fair.

  • Thylan Singleton

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dante Olivieri-Torres

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Dante Olivieri-Torres

    My math teacher Thylan Singleton is an amazing teacher. He always pushes me and others to strike for the best of ourselves. My math teacher is a great person in math and even stepping outside of math. I'd like to recognize Mr. Singleton because even though we doubt ourselves and believe we can't do something Mr. Singleton is always there pushing us past our limits and way past the unknown. Mr. Singleton is always there trying to help us with math and even things outside of math. Tomorrow is Mr. Singleton's birthday so I would like this recognition to go to him as a birthday gift that has been sent with thanks and love. Thank you Mr. Singleton

  • Francesca Smith

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ivy Leopold

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ivy Leopold

    Ms. Smith, It has been so amazing having you as my teacher this year. You are kind and gentle. Thanks to you for helping me learn how to spell so many more words.

  • Francesca Smith

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Luis

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Luis

    Ms. Smith is such a creative, dedicated and patient teacher. Our son wasn't interested in reading in Kindergarten, but Ms. Smith was able to inspire him to start reading on his own. Now he is reading in his free time without us having to ask him to do so! Now that school is all online, she is offering various ways for students to engage in school work. She is offering a Harry Potter Book Club and is reading several chapters of Harry Potter a week to her students and is also inviting special guest readers to read with her. She is offering small group reading and writing groups once a week besides a one hour daily live session. During the online live classes she incorporates mindfulness exercises and dance breaks, so the students can get their wiggles out. The students have also gone on virtual field trips to zoos and had an elephant keeper as a special guest speaker as they are learning all about animals at the moment. Students are receiving virtual rewards/points/stickers for participating well in class or for doing extra work. Thank you for all you are doing to keep your students engaged during this difficult time!

  • Francesca Smith

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anisha Patel

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anisha Patel

    Ms. Smith taught me new things like how to read and write longer words. She’s a super nice teacher. She taught us about the Mayas and Incas and she made it really interesting. I love Harry Potter book club. She makes reading so much fun!

  • Tacora Snell

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: A'vaunte Green

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    April 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • A'vaunte Green

    Ms. Snell has always been an amazing educator for not only my child, but also myself. She takes the time to listen, repeat, and educate parents on a consistent basis. My children who have had her feel like she's more than a teacher because not only does Ms. Snell be there for them throughout the school day but also outside of school she makes it a point to get to know them and always makes herself available even outside of school hours (early morning and late nights). She is a true leader who all children can learn from. When my child is wrong she corrects him but also teaches him to learn from his mistakes by equipping him with the essential skills/strategies to be able to except his wrong doing and become a better person the next time around while making better choices. She mentions daily and reminds him and all other children that she comes to school each and everyday just to see them which makes a big difference. When my son came home the first day and said "mom Ms. Snell said we are the reasons she comes everyday (with a smile on his face), I knew that he felt comfortable and would be able to have a great year. It usually takes him time to feel that way about an individual but this took no time at all. Ms. Snell has been there through the rough times that myself and children have dealt with and continue to deal with, her listening ear does not criticize but lends advice and/or peaceful words to help soothe the situation even if it's just a little. She is hardworking and provides the children with all the energy she has on a daily basis and I am forever grateful to have had my children have a teacher like her. I appreciate her so much and words can never express the amount of gratitude I have for her.

  • Jossette Sobers

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kennedy Summerour

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kennedy Summerour

    She makes me feel welcome, she makes me feel like I belong here, and that I belong.

  • Thomas Spoth

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bryan Alas

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bryan Alas

    Mr. Spoth made a difference in my life because he really helps during this time to learn different types of things. He made me change the way I think. Like to think in a different way. He is also a great person and an amazing teacher. The way he teaches to the students. I really appreciate his work.

  • Christopher Stewart

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ashley Privado

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ashley Privado

    My teacher understands his students. He is also willing to help his students out with anything they are struggling with. I obey him and there is no problems with me and my teacher. I would participate in certain things that my teacher would get me into. I would do my work and take my time and i would call my teacher if anything if needed. Whenever I need a library book he is there and he has the books I need for my classwork, homework, and assignments from any of my classes. My teacher is really creative and he explains things in a way I can understand.

  • Juanita Stokes

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kai Francois

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    January 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kai Francois

    Our son is learning a lot, and most of all having a lot of fun in your class. He asks to go to school in the morning! Here’s to many more years in school, and happy to be. Thank you Ms. Stokes and team!

  • Juanita Stokes

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Henry Hodas

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Henry Hodas

    As any parent, I was excited but apprehensive about my child starting school. Would he adjust to the routine? Would he be happy? Meeting Ms. Stokes for the first time gave me an immediate feeling of calm. She is a veteran teacher who has “seen it all” and has an innate ability to bring out the best in kids. Henry’s year has gone very smoothly (even taking into account the unexpected curve ball of a pandemic!) He has grown in independence and learned so much academically. Thank you, Ms. Stokes, for getting our son’s scholastic career off on such a positive note!

  • Juanita Stokes

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kai Francois

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    May 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kai Francois

    Ms. Stokes has been amazing to our son over his first year of school. At first he did not like going to school and cried every day, but that changed drastically thanks to her patience and skills. We will certainly miss her! Thank you, Ms. Stokes.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mamello May

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mamello May

    YES, he made my life more fun and I feel comfortable and safe in this class. I feel like I can talk to him about anything.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erick Perdomo

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erick Perdomo

    He has taught me life lessons. He teaches me what is right or wrong.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Meylin Rivera Aguilar

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Meylin Rivera Aguilar

    He made my life more fun and he makes the students feel comfortable.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ildamar de la Cruz-Vaquero

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ildamar de la Cruz-Vaquero

    He makes learning fun. He's nice to students. He's good at everything.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Laila Murchison

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Laila Murchison

    He is nice and always makes every day fun. He is a good sport even when he is not in the mood.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bessy

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Bessy

    He is a great and nice teacher.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dagemawe Assefa

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    February 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Dagemawe Assefa

    I want to nominate Mr. Stouch because he stops bullies. He lets me come during 8th period if I don't finish my work.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Byron Johnson Jr.

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Byron Johnson Jr.

    The teacher's name is Mr. Stouch. He helped me learn archery and was also my teacher for a certain amount. He's just a nice guy and we have a lot in common.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Teonne Eugene Carson Forbes

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Teonne Eugene Carson Forbes

    Dear Mr. Stouch, thank you for helping me on my test when I needed help. And thank you for making my shot and my grades better in class. I appreciate the help and support that you gave me.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isiaih Estrada

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Isiaih Estrada

    I like his class because it's very active and the sports that you do.

  • Jordan Stouch

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Terrence Swangin

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Terrence Swangin

    This is the best class in my opinion because it's fun and we play sports.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mason Hodges

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    January 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mason Hodges

    I was not a great student last year and Mr. Stroud continued to support me—even when I didn’t want him to.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karam Weigert

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    February 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karam Weigert

    Mr. Stroud was the reason I became interested in humanities, and his style of teaching has always engaged students in and outside of the class. Being a member of the debate team for the past 3 years, Mr. Stroud has been a role model and a mentor to me and has always been extremely helpful and has helped me grow as a person and not just a student.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Devan

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    March 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Devan

    Mr. Stroud has tirelessly worked to accommodate advanced students, giving me additional work to stimulate my love of learning. He also works tirelessly as the coach of the Speech and Debate Team, encouraging everyone and taking us to many national tournaments. He works most weekends with the team, encouraging us all to do our best.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Leah Braden

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    March 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Leah Braden

    Mr. Stroud has really helped me figure out what I like to do and explore the things that I’m passionate about. He works really hard to help his students, and makes sure that when we need encouragement, he’s there. He pushes me to do my best while also helping me be confident in my abilities. I’m really thankful that I’ve gotten to be one of his students.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Talia Ehrenberg

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Talia Ehrenberg

    Mr. Stroud has changed my life by introducing me to speech and debate. He has helped me find my voice and grow in a variety of ways from persuasive speaking, to organization, and argumentation of which can be applied to every facet of my life. He has also created an incredible team that supports each other and has truly become strong and cohesive. Debate has become a large part of my life and I am forever grateful for the opportunities Mr. Stroud has granted me and the team.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Claire Abrams

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Claire Abrams

    Mr. Stroud has changed my life by introducing me to speech and debate. He has helped me find my voice and grow in a variety of ways from persuasive speaking, to organization, and argumentation of which can be applied to every facet of my life. He has also created an incredible team that supports each other and has truly become strong and cohesive. Debate has become a large part of my life and I am forever grateful for the opportunities Mr. Stroud has granted me and the team.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Katherine O'Brien

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    March 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Katherine O'Brien

    My teacher has changed by life in ways of motivation and inspiration. Whether that be good or bad, he's there for me.

  • Tim Stroud

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ari Priniotakis

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    May 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ari Priniotakis

    He has taught me so much in the subject of ancient history. We have learned about many ancient peoples and how they interacted and had fun doing it, like when we were tasked on making board games, comics, and other creative ways to show and represent the rise and fall of the ancient Chinese dynasty's. And now in these uncertain times he has continued to teach us well over online meetings and assignments seeing as we can't meet in person. He also introduced and recruited me to my schools debate team were we debate global issues. I hadn't really known about it before and since then I have really found my calling debating about issues I feel strongly about. He also coaches the debate team for the high school my school feeds into, sacrificing his time to teach and coach both schools. Debate can have a big affect on people's education and careers, and people he coached have gone on to Harvard and other great schools and I hope this will happen to me because of everything he has done.

  • Clarence Swain

    William Wirt Middle School
    Prince George's County, Maryland

    Recognized by: Melissa Menjivar

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    February 10, 2020Recognized By:

    • Melissa Menjivar

    The first thing I want to say is that Mr. Swain is the best math teacher I've ever had. This is because when he teaches, his directions are clear. Mr. Swain is the funniest. He makes learning fun. He does this by adding fun games into our lessons. The point of this is that Mr. Swain is the best and he deserves to be recognized.

  • Amber Thomas

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rafi Fox

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    May 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rafi Fox

    I write about a teacher my son had last year in grade 6, Ms. Thomas, ELA. Ms. Thomas is a wonderful person and had a calm way that she connected with students. For a transition year from elementary school to middle school she is an ideal fit. Although there was a lot of work she made it fun. The memory that stays with me is really about her demeanor and how she interacted with her students. hank you Ms. Thomas for being there for students during, what could sometimes be, a difficult school year.

  • Amber Thomas

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nura Idriss

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    April 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nura Idriss

    Ms. Thomas has made a difference in my life because she has made me believe in myself when I don't understand what we are learning. She has challenged me and made me go out of my comfort zone, which makes me way more open to new ideas and creativity. She may be an ELA teacher, but with what she has taught me about taking risks and believing in myself, I have improved in other places in life, too. With most teachers I am scared to raise my hand because I am afraid that if I get something wrong they will be mad, but with Ms. Thomas I feel perfectly comfortable sharing my ideas. She pushes my thinking and her ways of teaching are so fun and enjoyable that when I walk into her class everyday, I think "Yes!! Why can't all my classes be ELA?" I have always enjoyed reading and writing, so I knew from the start that I would like her class. I just never realized how much. Ms. Thomas is the kind of teacher where you can have lots of fun in class AS you learn, not the kind of goofing off that happens everywhere else. Sometimes the teachers allow those fun moments, but Ms. Thomas has somehow found a way to be fun as she teaches instead of allowing snippets of fun times. I love her class so much and unlike most others, I just know that her class will be one that I remember the context for instead of forgetting over the summer. 🙂 As we all adjust to this weird time of being online for school, I know that I can count on her to understand what it is like for students, because she admits that it's hard, too, and lets us talk about it. Ms. Thomas is an amazing teacher that ABSOLUTELY deserves this recognition - with her upbeatness and fun side, as well as the best teacher.

  • Amber Thomas

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Violet Palaia

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Violet Palaia

    Ms. Thomas has always been very kind and understanding. She makes class very fun by having many conversations with us about pretty much everything, while keeping us on track.

  • Amber Thomas

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washigton, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Marisa Cobb

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    March 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Marisa Cobb

    Ms. Thomas has made a difference in my life because she is sweet and caring and always encourages us to try our best. She is also very fun to talk to, and she also enjoys spending time with my classmates and I. She comes to some of the clubs I am in and joins in and talks to us. She also always helps us and uses her own time sometimes to ensure we know everything she has taught us. She is also funny.

  • Amber Thomas

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mary Edmondson

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    February 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mary Edmondson

    Ms. Thomas is an amazing teaching and she makes learning so much more fun. She always helps me when I need it and she is always interested in what we think. If we don't understand, she will do what ever it takes until we do.

  • Amber Thomas

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nala Askew

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nala Askew

    She is just a great teacher who really cares about all of her students.

  • Amber Thomas

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kate Decker

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    March 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kate Decker

    Ms. Thomas has made a difference in my life by always supporting us and helping us if we are behind. Ms. Thomas is a very kind teacher who is almost impossible to hate, she is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life. She helps me if I miss something or if I’m absent or if I didn’t finish work in time. Ms. Thomas has made a BIG difference in my life and everyone else’s.

  • Samantha Thomilinson

    Excel Academy Public School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Don'Neja Griffin

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    March 25, 2020Recognized By:

    • Don'Neja Griffin

    You help me in class .

  • Dionne Thompson

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jawuan Lockhart

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    May 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jawuan Lockhart

    Mrs. Thompson has been resourceful, innovative and patient as she educates and nourishes my son’s academic character. My son has a new found confidence in his reading abilities due to Mrs. Thompson sharing some coaching methods with me. Even as a little first grader, my son is eager each morning to tell his teacher about his dreams and things he’s done to achieve his goals. We appreciate Mrs. Thompson for her calmness and light in, around and dedication outside of the classroom. Mrs. Thompson, formally Ms.Mason, thank you for helping to mold my son just as she did when I was in her classroom many years ago. Mrs. Thompson is star and deserves to be celebrated! Much thanks, Bianca and Jawuan

  • Dionne Thompson

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Heisler

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    April 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Heisler

    A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Thompson for being our pillar of strength during this time of uncertainty and transition into online learning. The kids are thriving because of her and are constantly being encouraged to do their best when a tough day comes along. We are so lucky and honored to have her as our fearless leader!

  • Dionne Thompson

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Emilio Alarcon

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    May 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Emilio Alarcon

    Ms. Thompson is a grown up in a room full of grown ups. She emanates calm and wisdom; it's hard not to feel confident that all will be well when you're in her presence. Earlier this year, I asked her about my son's engagement in reading. He's reading at a 3rd grade level - maybe even better - and I expressed concern about his getting bored. She responded that his reading skills aside, he had room to grow in his respect of other students and empathy; he wasn't always patient with classmates who weren't reading as quickly as he did. So, she had been assigning him books to help expand his kindness, empathy, and social skills. I was amazed that, with the number of children she teaches, and the range of different needs, she was able to identify this growth area for my son and implement a plan to improve upon it using a medium he already loved. She adapted to distance learning in a snap - maybe faster than any of us??? Other 1st grade parents and I text one another that the insanity of the morning suddenly dissipates when we hear Mrs. Thompson's warm, assuring voice. Like, oh, good, she's here to take care of everything. I've often tried to emulate her tone on my own conference calls! I have learned a lot from her as a parent, and look forward to having another child in her class in a few years.

  • Saxon Thompson

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chace Moses-Hill

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    May 18, 2020Recognized By: