"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!

  • Kwabena Osei

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maren Weiss

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Maren Weiss

    Mr. Osei has helped me through a lot this year in French and in homeroom. I have been having a lot of technical problems and he always helps me with them and understands and helps me participate. He also is very nice and understanding and he tells you when you are missing assignments so that is very useful because we can then turn work in on time.

  • 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.

  • Tonja Adams-Jones

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gary Carrington

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    January 13, 2021Recognized By:

    • Gary Carrington

    Ms. Jones does a fantastic job explaining to the children and making them feel comfortable asking questions. She is flexible in her skills of teaching in the classroom and online. She is sincere in her interactions with the children. I am grateful that my son has her as a 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.

  • Hiroko Akaike

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    She is kind and almost always is at her class.

  • Hiroko Akaike

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: zoey Schneider

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • zoey Schneider

    I have known you ever sense I started at Powell you are so kind happy teacher appreciation week.

  • 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.

  • Jacquelyn Alexander

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: owen ambridge

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    November 21, 2020Recognized By:

    • owen ambridge

    even though i have only been in her class for one term i know that she is a good teacher and helps everybody understand everything

  • John Alexander

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    He made science super fun I was always exited to go to science.

  • Jacquelyn Alexander

    Powell Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alieska González

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    November 21, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alieska González

    Ms Alexander está siempre atenta en cualquier inquietud que alieska tenga, responde sus mensajes y la ayuda siempre en lo que ella necesita, demuestra su gran amor por lo que hace , estoy muy agradecida con el apoyo que ella le ha brindado a mi hija se que podemos contar con ella en cualquier momento, a pesar de lo difícil que ha sido para alieska entender que tiene que estudiar desde casa, ella ama conectarse a las 8:30 y saludar y poder ver a sus amigos y profesoras!

  • Jacquelyn Alexander

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Thomas Orzechowski

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Thomas Orzechowski

    Ms. Alexander is the kind of teacher that every parent hopes that their child has. She cares deeply about her students and their success which comes across through all interactions with the student and the teacher. Our son struggled during the beginning of distance learning, trying to get him to be in class and engaged was tough. Ms. Alexander stepped in right away to not only make us aware but also took the time to have a very meaningful conversation with our son. She explained to him kindly, but firmly, the importance of his learning and how he had the opportunity to be a leader. Ms. Alexander's investment in Thomas made him want to get to class and ensure that he was on time and ready. She realized his individual strengths and leveraged those to make him a student who is eager to learn ELA. He proudly tells us how ELA is his favorite subject. When he signs off from ELA he comes bursting into the room to tell me about what he learned and an action that he is going to take. I appreciate that Ms. Alexander helps students understand their role in the world too, how they can help the environment, be better people, and contribute to society. She really is one of those teachers our boys will always remember fondly even as they move up through the grades.

  • 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.

  • Kevin Allen

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lennoxx nailing

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lennoxx nailing

    Mr Allen is very upbeat and direct and hands on with his students and parents he goes above and beyond for his job and does whatever to get the job done

  • Reiss Allen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Khalil McMichael

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    November 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Khalil McMichael

    This teacher changed my life because he taught me to push harder and believe in myself to make a difference in my life and what I'm doing with it.

  • Reiss Allen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nevaeh McMichael

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    November 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nevaeh McMichael

    Mr. Allen changed my life by being a cool teacher because that's rare you really don't see the cool teachers. Mr. Allen doesn't talk so much like other teachers and he gets straight to the point.

  • 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.

  • Kevin Allen

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tristan Austin

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Tristan Austin

    Yes Mr. Allen is cool and I love doing math with him. I love when he say ooo yeah! Lol. Love Tristan

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Madeline Aebersold-Burke

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Madeline Aebersold-Burke

    Ms. Alvarado is very nice and understanding. She is my morning huddle teacher, and she is very understanding of how difficult these times are. She also helped me fix my grades when they were not good, and now I can focus on working on assignments instead of trying to get my grades up.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    November 21, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    Ms. Alvarado is nice and She helps me a lot at math and I can't wait until we go back to school and she can teach us even more!

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Getzinger

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lucy Getzinger

    She has been super helpful and always tries to make class fun for us and informative. She’s always nice and giving us her attention.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Natalia Beck

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Natalia Beck

    Ms Alvarado has been a star teaching math and number confidence the two years we’ve had her as a Powell teacher for our two children. They both loved going to her class, and she has made learning math this year on line an enjoyable experience. When my daughter grasps a concept after struggling with it , her face lights up and her healthy pride glows. She can’t wait then to try the next problem! Thank you, Ms Alvarado!

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    Happy Teacher Appreciation week you taught me SO MUCH you are so kind I am glad I met you.

  • 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.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, Alabama

    Recognized by: Margaret Searing

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Margaret Searing

    Yes, Ms. Alvarado is very nice and a great teacher!!!

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Justin Bercian

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Justin Bercian

    She has changed me. I have learned so much math. She has helped me a lot this year. She showed me how to multiply and divide when I didn’t know how to. Morning meetings are the best! And closing circles are good too. My favorite was when we played hangman or did Kahoot games. She is the best teacher!

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ana María Noriega Axume

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ana María Noriega Axume

    Ms Alvarado, es una maestra dedicada siempre está al corriente de todo siempre estoy escuchando la clase de ella para que mi hija ponga atención, porque la responsabilidad de este nuevo sistema virtual es tanto de maestros como padres, la primera reunión de padres y maestros me ayudo muchísimo y siento que el rendimiento de Ana mejoró Gracias Ms Alvarado

  • Kenrry Alvarado

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Miguel abarca

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    October 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Miguel abarca

    He is somebody I can talk to about my hobby.

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Carlotta Rother

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Carlotta Rother

    She helped me get a good start on this years school year.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    Ms. Alvarado has made it a point to get to know and personally connect with our daughter during virtual learning. She has gone above-and-beyond and literally out of her way to provide 1-1 interactions to help create a great bond and build their relationship. That connection has encouraged our daughter to push herself harder to do her blended learning and contribute to the class. We are very grateful and so appreciative for all that Ms. Alvarado has done for us.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 12, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    She is strict but kind and teaches me so much.

  • Brandi Anderson

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jenna Downey

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jenna Downey

    Ms. Anderson has been a really great math teacher. I had complications with my classes at the beginning of the and she was very kind and helped me. She's a very positive person and has always been there when a student needs help.

  • Brandi Anderson

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jenna Downey

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    February 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jenna Downey

    I’ve had not great experiences with past math teachers, but Ms. Anderson is very different. She takes time for each of the students to answer questions and give extra help. She never belittles anyone for not understanding a concept. She has made me enjoy math more than I used to.

  • Brandi Anderson

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Grey smith

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    January 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Grey smith

    She makes math class fun.

  • 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.

  • Elsa Arias

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asher Pennington

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Asher Pennington

    Ms. Arias is an amazing teacher, who always goes above and beyond. She helps make the classroom a warm and inviting place, and is always ready to offer comfort and help with transitions. She has demonstrated excellence both in the physical classroom as well as the virtual classroom, which has not been an easy task! She made online learning fun and engaging for the whole class. Her small group activities would always make Asher's eyes light up with excitement! Despite being virtual most of the year, she sparked an interest and enthusiasm in Asher to learn more Spanish. Ms. Arias has made the transition back into the classroom an easy one for Asher! Even though the class is a mix of different students and teachers, he was more than ready to go back and spend his days with Ms. Arias. WE LOVE MS ARIAS!

  • Daniel Assael

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elliott Farrell

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    January 22, 2021Recognized By:

    • Elliott Farrell

    Not anything life-changing or any of that, his class is just really fun to be in and I really like his teaching style. I'm not the best student but I find myself looking forward to Mr.Aseals class. Even when I'm failing his class I always still am excited to tune into class.

  • 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.

  • Maria Atencio

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Santiago

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lucy Santiago

    We love Mrs. Maria!

  • Maria Atencio

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Innasaha Toubali

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Innasaha Toubali

    Dear Mrs. Maria, I don't even know where to start to express my appreciation for you! We have been experiencing one of the most challenging circumstances of our time, and through it all you have been teaching our children effortlessly, plus navigating the uncertainty of the pandemic. I am amazed by your positivity, grace, perseverance, and ability to help Kindergarteners learn and grow in a virtual setting. I don't know how you do it, but you truly are a superwoman! Thank you for all that you do - we have so much appreciation for you! Saha wanted me to add this 🙂 "I love you Mrs. Maria - thank you." Thank you! The Toubali's

  • Yeganeh Azimi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Michael Ortiz

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    January 12, 2021Recognized By:

    • Michael Ortiz

    Ms. Azimi, I wanted to thank you so much for improving my grades

  • Yeganeh Azimi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Michael Ortiz

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    February 9, 2021Recognized By:

    • Michael Ortiz

    Thank you so much Ms. Azimi I appreciate you helping me doing my work in asnychrous

  • 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.

  • Melissa Baggett

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Leo Lombardo

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    February 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Leo Lombardo

    Ms. Baggett (and Ms. Hicks) both bring happy, positive energy to our home every day during this virtual school year. Leo loves them both very much, and they have found creative ways to keep the students interested through games, dancing, songs and learning. It was a nice surprise this week when they delivered Valentine's Day treats to the kids' homes. It was wonderful to see them in person! They are amazing!

  • Melissa Baggett

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sadie Capobianco

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    January 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Sadie Capobianco

    Ms. Baggett has been an amazing teacher for Sadie this year. Ms. Baggett has found create ways to engage the class in virtual learning, which is truly amazing considering the class is for 3 and 4 year olds. Ms. Baggett hosts “Lunch Bunch” for the kids every Monday and Friday. This has really helped Sadie have time with the teachers and other students that join to socialize virtually. Even Sadie’s big sister joins for Lunch Bunch - Ms. Baggett is so welcoming and inclusive. Sadie loves the songs and projects that Ms. Baggett has during her class and is learning so much. Sadie’s improvement on letter and number recognition is remarkable. Thank you for all you do, Ms. Baggett!

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chike Lynch-Huria

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    February 22, 2021Recognized By:

    • Chike Lynch-Huria

    Ms. Baker has made me look at science in a different light and feel that all types of science are important and interesting.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ronan McKerrow

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    November 17, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ronan McKerrow

    She has taught me so much and helped me grow in science, Know I know the functions of almost all organelles and neurons.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jahad Lamar

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    February 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jahad Lamar

    Ms. Baker is always kind, helpful, and engaging. I have always loved science, but she makes science even more interesting and fun. She created videos when she was on maternity leave, to help her students visually see and understand the lessons. It helped a lot. I know if I could only read about the lessons, they would not have been as interesting. She makes me feel like she believes in me and wants me to do well on my assignments.

  • 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: Julia Burke

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Julia Burke

    Ms. Baker does a lot of research herself, and always knows the latest news. She helps us complete all our work on time. She's been very helpful this year, and also cares about our mental health and checks up on us. Ms. Baker gives us a lot of help completing work without giving us answers or making it super easy, and she makes science much more fun than I've experienced in other years. I feel like I can talk to her and she can help me.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Imani Williams

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Imani Williams

    I'm picking ms. Baker because she makes me so happy. Every time I'm heading to her class with a smile. She's so nice to me and my classmates, and even when she embarrasses herself self it's still fun. She knows how to brighten up a day for anyone. She makes learning fun for everyone. If your missing work, she'll call you in and help you. Ms. Baker always finds a way and We always enjoy her little mini life stories that she tells. She's always making conversation and showing that she cares about us and not just about the school work. If you see this ms. Baker, I want you to know you are a wonderful teacher and you make my days even when I'm tired you give me the energy to learn. Before I used to hate science but now It's never been so fun for me. But that's because you made it fun for me.

  • 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.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asher Gronvall

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    February 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Asher Gronvall

    Ms. Baker has 2 tiny children at home and volunteered to come to teach in person at Deal on Wednesday mornings to help children that have been struggling with virtual learning. Our son Asher was lucky enough to get a spot in person on Wednesday mornings with Ms. Baker. She is a science teacher but is now teaching all subjects on Wednesday mornings- she is learning all the subjects so that she can help teach and support her children on Wednesday mornings. Our son Asher tells us that Ms. Baker is so nice and that he is learning a lot and getting caught up. He is so much happier now that he has this in-person time with Ms. Baker. It is making a big difference for him.

  • Christine Baker

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brandon Brumby

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    February 8, 2021Recognized By:

    • Brandon Brumby

    She has made learning VERY fun and has made me more interested in science. She would also help anybody who needed it. She was so good, it was the only class I got A's in every single term.

  • Ashley Ballard

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Shulamit Teutsch

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Shulamit Teutsch

    Ms. Ballard is so much fun for me. One time I got to meet her in person on the playground, and I never met any of my other teachers in person this year. She made me feel so happy and special. I learned how to write lower case letters.

  • Ashley Ballard

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maya Dear

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Maya Dear

    Ms. Ballard's incredible love for and patience with her students during virtual learning is an inspiration. She somehow reaches right through the screen and grabs these kindergartners by the hand and heart, leading them down the path of learning to read and explore the world. She is a true gift to these students and we will forever remember her commitment to kids during this very tough year.

  • 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.

  • Amylia Barnett

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Diana Hernandez-rosa

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    December 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Diana Hernandez-rosa

    Doctor Barnett helped me understand the meaning of music by her awesome way on help us learn how every note and key is composed. I thank her for allowing me to feel welcomed as a beginner in music and the school alone.

  • Amelyia Barnett

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Erickson Turcios-Canales

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    November 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Erickson Turcios-Canales

    They made me extremely interested in my musical education.

  • 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: Helen Moorehead

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    March 9, 2021Recognized By:

    • Helen Moorehead

    Ms. Beckley always makes sure everyone understands the problem and the answer and if the class doesn't do well on an assignment she will go over the material again to make sure everyone gets it. And she cares that every single student has a good grade on an assignment or a nearpod.

  • 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: Sarah Jones

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sarah Jones

    Ms. Beliveau has just been really fun and helpful all around, every day. She's an incredible teacher and I understand algebra so much easier. She is also super funny and makes online learning so much better.

  • Jacqueline Beliveau

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Danielle Wallace

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Danielle Wallace

    Ms. Beliveau is so helpful in and out of class. She always makes time to make sure you understand and can execute the things she teaches us.

  • 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.

  • Jacqueline Beliveau

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Diana Ventura Castellon

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    February 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Diana Ventura Castellon

    I'd like to recognize Ms. Beliveau for taking the time to connect with our child who was having difficulty with a home situation as well as virtual learning. Often times we talk about not letting children slip through the cracks and with virtual learning it is hard to connect with students at times or vice versa, it is hard for students to connect with their teachers. Ms. Beliveau was not only proactive but took an interest in having an open and transparent conversation with our child to figure out ways she could be successful in class with this new term. Educators teach, but those who are truly passionate about the lives of their students go above and beyond their line of duty to make their students feel listened to and cared for. Thank you, Ms. Beliveau! You've empowered our child and made her feel that she matters and she is cared about.

  • 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: Joshua Denu

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Joshua Denu

    The simple fact that she is a very understanding person. Some teachers don't have that. We had a conversation on how to modify an assignment because it was over summer. I had no idea of the assignment so she modified it so that I could do it.

  • 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: Analucia Mendoza

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Analucia Mendoza

    Ms. Benjamin, an amazing teacher, always make sure her students understand her class. My teacher is always very considerate about her students. She always spreads positivity before starting the class, and I think it’s a very good way to build a stronger bond with each and everyone of them virtually. Ms.Benjamin do see potential in her students, and always encourage them to keep pushing themselves. She has connected with many of her students in different type of ways. I enjoy being in her class because she brings positive vibes around us .

  • 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.

  • Lindsey Benjamin

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jeffrey Rivera

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    September 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jeffrey Rivera

    She made a difference in my life made me feel confident of myself made me feel proud because she helps by explaining my work and I can understand her a lot.

  • Lindsey Benjamin

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karen Sanchez

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    September 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Karen Sanchez

    Ms. Benjamin has made my school Life better because she gives the class 5 minutes to share our day or anything related to us. She also provides time to help each one of my peers if we didn't understand the lesson and if we just need Help with something.

  • Lindsey Benjamin

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ta'Nyia Shannon

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    November 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ta'Nyia Shannon

    She has she showed me that I could be a good writer in so many ways by giving me the feedback I need to accomplish that. Without her or any of my previous teachers, I don't know where I would be without them and I appreciate her helping and encouraging me and I thank her and hope she does more in the future.

  • Christopher Bergfalk

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Yhaya Burris

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Yhaya Burris

    I think my teacher, Mr. Bergfalk is really fun to learn with. I really like his lessons because he teaches in a fun way. My favorite thing about Mr. Bergfalk's class is when we read and analyze. In morning meetings, we take turns sharing things about ourselves and I love when it is my turn to share. Also on Fridays during morning meeting, he splits us up into groups and lets us chat with each other. I really like having him as a teacher.

  • 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.

  • Brittany Bielasiak

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aiden Mendoza

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aiden Mendoza

    Just want to take this moment and really thank Ms. Bielasiak for all her hard work and encouragement during this most difficult year. She really went the extra mile to teach, nurture and show the kids she cared. So thanks so much for your support and dedication.

  • Brittany Bielasiak

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dorian Brown

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    January 29, 2021Recognized By:

    • Dorian Brown

    She is one of the nicest teachers .She makes math really fun.

  • Brittany Bielasiak

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joel escoto-lozano

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    January 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Joel escoto-lozano

    Love the fact that they are always on top of the kids 💙

  • Brittany Bielasiak

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Julien Padua

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    May 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Julien Padua

    Ms. Bielasiak is amazing and so energetic. Julien was really struggling with math on Zoom and Ms. Bielasiak found ways to keep him on an even keel and engaged. She met with us one-on-one when needed and brainstormed ideas for how to help Julien succeed. She makes the classes fun and engaging, always trying new things online. I feel very lucky that she is my son's teacher! Thanks, Ms. Bielasiak!

  • Brittany Bielasiak

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zabrin Zaihan

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zabrin Zaihan

    Mrs. Bielasiak is amazing talented teacher. She makes learning fun which motivate the students like fun Friday, gifts and others. We all know that this very different learning experience and she is doing great and working hard to learn the students. I am pleased with her learning strategies.

  • Victor Blackett

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anaje Curtis

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    November 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anaje Curtis

    First and for most, i never thought i would make this about my wonderful math teacher but after some thinking, i’ve realized that he has benefited my whole online school experience. Back in sixth grade, i struggled with math. I didn’t care for learning much either and my grades reflected that. Math has always been my worst subject and unfortunately still is. Back then, i thought Mr. Blackett was too hard on me and my peers. I thought he was picking us apart because we didn’t understand what we were learning. This notion went on for two years. Now, fast forward to eighth grade and my math skills have improved. Sure sometimes I respond to questions vaguely, but i’ve almost fully comprehended the eighth grade math skills. Though what i’m being taught is surely irrelevant, in my opinion, I’ve improved in a subject that i had given up on. My mindset had changed drastically due to my teachers hard work. I’ve learned that he’s only hard on us because he WANTS us to improve. He WANTS us to succeed. It’s not that he thinks we’re unintelligent or simple minded. He wants to challenge our thinking so that, in the end, our intelligence is more advanced. I am truly grateful for my math teacher. I am now motivated to challenge myself on arduous tasks and assignments, thanks to Mr. Blackett.

  • Victor Blackett

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nevaeh Burroughs

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    February 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Nevaeh Burroughs

    This teacher has challenged me. He pushes me to go farther. I’m thankful for everything he has done for me academically

  • Victor Blackett

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nevaeh Burroughs

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    April 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Nevaeh Burroughs

    Ever since my daughter began her academic journey at Whittier EC, Mr. Blackett made sure Nevaeh was learning and achieving at her own pace. He recommended that she should get extra assistance whenever she was struggling with mathmatics. He also took the time to fully explain lessons to make sure that his students were absorbing the information given and executing tasks to the best of their ability. When teaching his class virtually, I have witnessed the high positive energy he gives during his classes. Mr. Victor Blackett is a PHENOMENAL MATH TEACHER!

  • Victor Blackett

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Thu Bao Anh Huynh

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    November 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Thu Bao Anh Huynh

    I am a student from Vietnam, as you know, math is easier to understand for those who are English as a second language. And Mr. Blackett is my math teacher, although he is a bit difficult in learning, I feel that he is a good teacher because if there are any questions in the lesson, he will answer even though sometimes, his question is a bit difficult for me, but I feel like he knows I am Vietnamese, he helps me out a bit more than the others. For me, his class is quite fun because the way he finds talking is very funny. I will miss the funny things he said.

  • 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.

  • Jordan Bolden

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Allison Waske

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    November 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Allison Waske

    Ms. Bolden has been such a wonderful, cheerful teacher for Allison. Allison has been recognized in her reading and Ms. Bolden has helped to make sure that she is in the group that she needed in order to move forward. I've listened to Ms. Bolden with Allison and she is so supportive, loving and helpful. She also is very creative in her unique ways that she engages the kids in the classroom with unique songs or special ways to remember new facts. For example, like the days of the week, she has a song that the kids sing at home all the time and now they know their days of the week. She also is always asking about fun things the kids do on the weekend and so now the kids are always saying "I can't wait to share that we did this over the weekend and tell Ms. Bolden!" We are so grateful for such a thoughtful, smart, and hard working teacher during this difficult time in schooling.

  • Jordan Bolden

    Powell Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Julia Gutierrez

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Julia Gutierrez

    Dice julia que la maestra siempre le ayuda a lo que ella necesita, dice julia que ella esta pendiente de todos! Juega con los ninos de forma creativa para que aprendan....... ella es una muy buena maestra! Gracias

  • 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.

  • Paul Brown

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zabrin Zaihan

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    January 13, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zabrin Zaihan

    Mr. Brown is excellent as a homeroom teacher. He has skills and experience in this situation he applied that experience and skills. I saw many times, he tried his best to teach, never was impatient because it is totally different learning process that I think is not easy. Kids are not physically, present with their teacher. I am satisfied with his teaching and my kid is improving her learning.

  • Paul Brown

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dorian Brown

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    January 29, 2021Recognized By:

    • Dorian Brown

    Mr. Brown is a great teacher because he works so hard with me in reading.I am glad to have him as a teacher.

  • Paul Brown

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joel escoto-lozano

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    January 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Joel escoto-lozano

    Very excellent teacher thanks for always being on top of the kids

  • Paul Brown

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Julien Padua

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    May 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Julien Padua

    Mr. Brown is awesome! He has really made Julien feel special and respected. Julien is eager to get into class each morning and having Mr. Brown there, being so positive, has really meant a lot. He has also been flexible and accommodating in working with Julien's learning challenges. This year has been so tough, but we really appreciate Mr. Brown and how he has kept this class going. He is a hero!

  • Teresa Brown

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nardos

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    November 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nardos

    Ms. Teresa Brown is very kind. She always jokes with me and my friends and is a fun person to be around. Ever since Ms. Brown came to Whittier, my mother and I loved her. She always goes above and beyond for me and my friends, weather that's helping us with a situation, or doing little things for us like taking us somewhere, or giving us advice. I know I can always count on Ms. Brown to go to for anything. Thank You Miss Brown, keep being amazing!

  • 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.

  • Bridget Bruggerman

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alysia Turner

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    December 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alysia Turner

    Ms. B has literally been the most inspiring teacher I have ever had. She is so kind, thoughtful, sweet, funny, wise, and she's family. We also have a lot in common! When I was at my lowest you were always there to help me and I really just want you to know that you have impacted my life so much. I met Ms. B my sophomore year, and the minute i heard your joyful and loud voice i knew she was going to be someone to keep me up in class. She is one of the teachers I know that is honestly passionate about her job, and even when things were tough she still pushed through. That is something I will always see in her that want for myself. I want to be strong like that, and thanks to her I am never going to give up even when things get hard for me. Like Ariana says, "Thank U Next". I love you soooo much Ms. B and hope when you open this you feel all the love and happiness I have while writing this. Hope you are doing well and staying safe <3 Hugs & Kisses Alysia

  • 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.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Penelope Mason

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Penelope Mason

    Whenever I went into school I was feeling tired, out of it, and really just bad. When I log into French class, I see her smiling energetic face lifting me up. She always takes the time to try and make learning as fun as possible and she cares about the kids. She knows exactly how to give amazing constructive criticism and I would say she might be one of the best teachers I've ever had. So please, give Madame Bullock a chance.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: James Huggins

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • James Huggins

    I think that she is just so energetic and is always happy to be there that it really makes me exited to learn.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Padget Bowers-Shreve

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Padget Bowers-Shreve

    She has given me confidence every morning, and she is so inspiring. Also, she is always able to maintain a positive attitude, no matter the time of day, and when we do group activities, she always joins in! And she encourages us to reach for the stars, so to speak.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jordana Sloane

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    January 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jordana Sloane

    Ms Bullock is a good teacher because we play games during class.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Emma Cappelloni

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Emma Cappelloni

    I think it's hard for everyone because of the ongoing pandemic, and the fact that we can't interact with our classmates and teachers in person at school. Although, my French teacher, Ms. Bullock, has made learning completely amazing, considering the time that we are in. I have to admit, I was a little nervous at the beginning of the year, going into a completely new school, not knowing what was going to happen. I remember the first time I joined Ms. Bullock's class, she greeted us in a way that made me feel welcomed and enthusiastic about the rest of the year with her. I was completely new to the French language, but after a few classes, I had learned many new words, thanks to her. Ms. Bullock had not only taught us, but made learning fun. We would play a variety of games, such as Quizlets, Kahoots, and many more. Overall, I have really enjoyed having Ms. Bullock as my French teacher so far. Thank you Ms. Bullock for taking the time to teach us and make sure that we have fun!! (Or should I say "Merci Madame")

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Paige Blaine Brennan

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Paige Blaine Brennan

    Madame Bullock has been such an amazing teacher this year! She has remembered my birthday and even come and write happy birthday on my sidewalk. She is always super energetic and happy in class which always makes me feel happy to be in class! I also feel like I can make mistakes in French with her. She makes me feel less pressured to be perfect. I want her to know how much I care about what she does. 🙂

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sonya Goldberg

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    April 29, 2021Recognized By:

    • Sonya Goldberg

    My teacher has helped me learn practically all the French I know. She has made it fun for me to learn French and has helped me so much. I am often excited for her class and I learn a lot in her class.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Paige Brennan

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Paige Brennan

    She is always such a positive and energetic teacher in class. She makes me feel happy, and makes me forget the stress that has always been school for me. She was the only teacher who remembered my birthday this year, and even came to my house and wrote it on my sidewalk, not to mention singing happy birthday to me in class. She always makes me feel like mistakes are ok in French class, and I am still learning.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maria Tumova

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    November 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Maria Tumova

    I want to thank Madame Bullock for all her amazing energy in teaching French. I was super excited to start learning French but Mme Bullock made it even more incredible. She's enthusiastic about teaching and so supportive of my work. Once she wrote to me saying, "Merci Maria! It's always painless to grade your work!" I was so happy with her comment that it made my day-glow bright. Madame Bullock always grades my work with positivity and encouragement. I feel compelled to always do my best. Even my mom (a fluent French speaker) is impressed with my accent 🙂

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tobias Stewart

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tobias Stewart

    She is enegetic, and fun. She is not too serious but she still gets work done. My favourite bit is how she is fun, and does not get mad easily.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: James huggins

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • James huggins

    Its close to the end of the year now and she is still so energetic. At this point it feels like she is the only one who still cares about the students, and she makes me look forward to her classes. She tries so hard and she has overcome so many challenges and I think she should get the recognition she deserves.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoya Anderson

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoya Anderson

    Madame Bullock is probably the best teacher I’ll ever have! She always makes me smile during class and makes her classes so much fun! She teaches French so well and I hope I’ll get her next year for my teacher as well!

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoya Anderson

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoya Anderson

    Madame is always so enthusiastic and amazing! She’s always making each lesson unique. Always helping people understand French. She’s always there for me when I need it and she treats us all as equals!

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Liam Wilson

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    November 17, 2020Recognized By:

    • Liam Wilson

    My teacher (Madame Bullock) has helped me understand foreign languages so much more. She also makes logging into online school much more fun. every Tuesday, and Friday afternoons I am always looking forward to French class!

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Dylan Parker

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Dylan Parker

    Ms. Bullock is my French teacher and she always makes me feel welcomed and included. I have a disability and I don’t catch on as fast as other kids. She always makes sure that I am not left behind and I’m in the conversation. She also calls me after class sometimes if she notices that I’m having a bad day. She will call through Teams just to encourage me and let me know that it is normal to get frustrated. She also sent me a postcard when I did well on an assignment. She makes French fun and I want to do well because she tries so hard. She uses different ways to help us learn - like music, videos, she makes personal videos to go along with assignments. I can’t say enough good things.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Clare Bates

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Clare Bates

    Madame Bullock makes learning French very fun! She uses so many online tools to make it fun to learn. She helps engage us in classwork and allows us to do group work in breakout rooms. I like that she makes sure we are learning and having a good time too! I look forward to her classes every week. Merci beaucoup Madame Bullock!

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Malak Zeynalli

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Malak Zeynalli

    Ms. Bullock has made difference in my life because she has made learning French/a new language fun and enjoyable. She cares about each one of her students and always has creative ways to teach. With her, I was able to learn basic French in a month!

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aliyah Omotesa

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    September 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aliyah Omotesa

    My teacher has made a difference in my life by making sure we all understand and make's learning really fun like when we use kahoot to learn about french and guessing games.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tobias

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    September 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tobias

    She is so energetic and I have never had a teacher like her she really deserves more... She is fun and still gets work done, I like her way of teaching.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jordana Sloane

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    December 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jordana Sloane

    Thank you for being so cheerful and nice.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aleena Turekian

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    January 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aleena Turekian

    I would like to shout out to Madam Bullock, She is always really kind and an amazing teacher. She has taught me a lot and I am very glad she is my french teacher. After class, she is always open to stories and thoughts even if they are not in french. She is an amazing teacher and I am so happy to have her.

  • Emily Bullock

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elena von Zastrow,

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Elena von Zastrow,

    Madame Bullock has made French class a joy for me from the start of class, when I didn't speak a bit of French, and was nervous I was going to do terribly in the class. Distance learning is already a difficult medium to work with, and I didn't know how I would ever catch up, with some students already coming from French-speaking families, while I only knew "bonjour" and "au revoir". From sending me little postcards in the mail to giving me specific feedback on the assignments I submit, Madame Bullock has always had time for me, in a class of about 20 students, and indeed, time for everyone in her class. Now, far from being a nervous kid, too scared to speak a bit of french for fear of making a mistake, I look forward to coming to every French class, and can't wait to learn another word every day. When we did our mini-lessons and taught french verb conjugations to our classmates, Madame pretended to be a student of us as well, asking questions and participating in our activities. When we submitted our speaking summatives (made fun by combining talking about our family with music), Madame later took the time to edit bits of them all into a showcase video of our work. For a while, to help give us a bit of extra French Geography knowledge, Madame played the game "Ou est Madame" with us, where she would have a virtual background of a french-speaking country, and we would all guess which one it was. And, as to learning French, through fun activities and lessons packed full of information and reinforcement, I can't believe how much I've learned just in this past year! Madame Bullock has been a wonderful teacher, all the way from when I entered her class a nervous young girl sure of failing with such an abysmal initial knowledge of French, to now, when the time approaches when I'll have to leave it and I don't want to go.

  • Kevin Burdick

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Santiago

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lucy Santiago

    Mr. Burdick is AMAZING!! Our entire family is excited for his virtual class. He is so engaging and motivating. We cannot wait to see him in person and are so happy we have been able to see how awesome he is over the computer.

  • Kevin Burdick

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Saya Finlay

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    April 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Saya Finlay

    Of all the specials that both of our kids took online this year, Mr. Burdick's Swim class was the standout at our home, hands-down. Definitely not what we could have imagined; online swim class!? But this is how fantastic of a teacher he was. He brought his energy and a sense of humor into the week-long special hour with full commitment. And the kids knew. As a mid-day activity, I imagine teaching the specials to the kids who already spent the morning staring into the screen was not easy task. But not when there's Swim class. My kids, especially my daughter, was all in, and when she missed it by accident (because her parents were not keeping an eye on the schedule) she was quite upset that she missed out on the very last day of the week with Mr. Burdick. One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been that we get to observe the kids being "at school." The swim class was one of these learning experiences that as a parent always a bit of mystery, because it's hard to get detailed stories out of the children who'd often resort to "fine" "good" and "I can't remember." It was a pleasure to observe my kids getting some exercises, laughing, and enjoying being a part of the group for a part of the day. I also want to make sure that the specials teachers are recognized for caring for the large number of students (the whole school!) in unprecedented circumstances, just as the homeroom teachers have. Mr. Burdick's commitment to the online swim class embodies this. Thank you!

  • Kevin Burdick

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anisha Patel

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Anisha Patel

    Mr. Burdick has been such a positive influence for both of my kids - Anisha and Vivika - especially during at-home learning. He brings so much energy to his classes and is amazing at handling tough situations, like when students get off track or aren’t participating. I loved when the girls had PE with Mr. Burdick because even I could get in on the fun! Thank you, Mr. Burdick, for being a light and a source of enjoyment for the girls during at-home learning and as they’ve returned to school!

  • Kevin Burdick

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Claire and Brendan Polli

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Claire and Brendan Polli

    Thank you for the incredible effort you have made this year to be there for my children. Your reinvention of swim class to connect with students online was amazing to see and a favorite at our house. You brought light, energy, and fun to our home this year. The kids loved your classes!

  • Kevin Burdick

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ivan Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ivan Huber

    Mr. Burdick is very fun and even I couldn't start swimming with him this year I enjoyed so much having p.e. with him. To start class the virtually mood quiz was funny. Thanks for teaching me yoga and fun exercises! Ivan 🍌

  • Kevin Burdick

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isabella Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Isabella Huber

    Mr. Burdick is an extraordinary swimming teacher and I miss him so much. He help me by teaching me yoga so I could be calm at home! I love his fun Fridays when we talk and have some bonding time! Isabella 👩🏻💖

  • Mia Burrell

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    March 18, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Burrell for our Wednesday small group classes. Aria really enjoys your energy and encouragement during these sessions. We appreciate all of the positivity and academic support. You start our Wednesdays off with a bang!

  • Mia Burrell

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    December 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Burrell for all of your energy and encouragement during the small group sessions. Aria loves the fun learning activities. Especially the rhyming and the sight word games. She never wants your session to end. Its great to see her so enthusiastic about your session. We appreciate you!

  • Nicole Burroughs-Noel

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joaquin Martin Brown

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    November 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Joaquin Martin Brown

    Ms. Noel has gone above and beyond to make virtual learning a success for all of her students. She has researched and experimented with many different platforms and formatting to encourage student learning and participation. She uses a name wheel to randomly call on students which helps them all have an opportunity to share and promotes equal opportunity. She uses a book application for storytime, Youtube for songs that make learning letters fun. I've been most impressed when she pulled out hellosmart.com, which allows the children to write or do math activities, and then she can view the children's responses. She takes the time to write comments on each child's worksheet, and my son delights in seeing his name and "awesome job!" or similar comment appear on the worksheet on his screen. A recent example of when Ms. Noel particularly showed her exceptional commitment to each student was when my son logged in to math class when it had just ended. Ms. Noel pulled up a math activity for him to do none-the-less even though she surely could have used the time to eat lunch or do lesson planning. We could not be more grateful for all that Ms. Noel has done and continues to do for our child! Virtual Prek-4 has far exceeded our expectations, and it is because of Ms. Noel and her commitment to her students and to continually learning new ways to engage them virtually.

  • Nicole Burroughs-Noel

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kevin Hicks

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    January 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Kevin Hicks

    Ms. Noel is very patient and not sure how she manages every day working with these Pre-k kids in which it's hard to keep their attention, especially in a virtual setting. Love that she attends to my child needing one on one time with her since he doesn't like having to fight for her attention. Sometimes he just loves to talk to her about anything on his mind and she will find time to just engage in conversation with him so he can talk about whatever. She encourages him when he is struggling as he gets frustrated easily when it's something he doesn't know. He loves being in her class because she cares. She cares about all of her students.

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amaya Bostic

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    January 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Amaya Bostic

    Mr. Burt has made an impact on my life because he has gone out of his way to try many different things to make learning fun for his students such as playing more games (We had many Kahoot contests with other classes), being more interactive (he made break out rooms so we can talk to other students), holding conversations with his students (he always tries to learn more about us), always checking in on us (he always asks us individually how we're doing at the beginning of class ), and so much more! I love how he understands that we are in a difficult time right now and life isn't the same as it was before, but he still tries his best no matter what to give his students the best learning experience. In class when we may not understand something, he spends time with us to make sure that we understand what he's teaching us before we move on to the next class. If we don't understand one way of teaching, he will try another one. And if we don't understand that way, he will try another one etc. He is very persistent on making sure we understand everything he teaches us while still making class fun at the same time. Thank You Mr. Burt!

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Justin Shaya

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    September 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Justin Shaya

    Mr. Burt has been an amazing teacher so far! I am always excited about coming into his class. He makes learning fun and I always have a good time. Thank you, Mr. Burt

  • 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.

  • Bryan Burt

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Adrian Hanna

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Adrian Hanna

    I was bumped up to 8th Grade Math, and Mr. Burt really helped me fit in, because he teaches super well, including everyone, and if you get an answer wrong, he won't make you feel bad.

  • Cameron Buskirk

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoe McRae

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoe McRae

    Distant Learning has been a challenge for us all. Mrs. Buskirk is one of the best teachers at Ketcham. When I first sat in on Zoe’s class. I was like who is this teacher. Mrs. Buskirk energy to teach our first grade scholars is amazing. She makes learning fun and educational at the same time. She pushes all her scholars to persevere. I wish she could teacher my daughter til the 12th grade. Shoutout to Mrs. Buskirk, Ms. Tyler, Mr. Dunn and Ms Carr and all the other teachers and staff for helping our first graders.

  • 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: Ruben Caceres

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    December 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ruben Caceres

    This teacher made my life different, first of all I am not born in the United States and my level of English is not very high like my other classmates, so when I do not understand something very well in English he tries to help me explain it in different ways, too. He tries to explain sometimes in Spanish but it is not often, because he always says to listen more in English so that I can learn very quickly. He helps me to know more about the English language and to make the level of my English higher for me when we were in classes.

  • 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.

  • Emily Cantor

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brendan Polli

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Brendan Polli

    Thank you so much for the love and care you bring to Brendan every week. It was a complete pleasure to see how, regardless of what mood Brendan brought, your care and energy enabled him to tackle his speech work and work around his (very inconvenient!) dental appliance. Thank you for encouraging him and being there for us this year. Brendan says: thanks for helping me so much. I came so far! 🙂

  • Paty Capetillo

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, Alabama

    Recognized by: Claire and Brendan Polli

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Claire and Brendan Polli

    Thank you for going above and beyond to make sure that we can participate in all aspects of school life. We are grateful for all your work to make the school more accessible and inclusive for parents and families. We appreciate you!

  • Paty Capetillo

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucas Serrano

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lucas Serrano

    Ms. Paty is an essential part of Marie Reed - creating relationships between families and cultivating the community we need!

  • 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.

  • Elysa Cash

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amy Calderón

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    January 14, 2021Recognized By:

    • Amy Calderón

    She makes learning more fun. I started to focus better

  • Punjatorn Chanudomchok

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jessica Block

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jessica Block

    Mr. Chanudomchok always makes sure that everyone understands, and if they don't he explains it until they do. Last week he offered to let people stay after class to finish the lesson in case they needed some help. He does that every time too, if you need help he will help you! At the beginning of every lesson he goes over the last lesson and explains things, this helps me better understand what we learned. I feel like this year I have learned a lot more about science and that is all because of how much he goes over it and makes sure the whole class understands!

  • Punjatorn Chanudomchok

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rosalina Olivieri

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rosalina Olivieri

    He is so kind and caring. He is always willing to help me if I were to have any questions or concerns. He also likes some of the things I like which is great because we can relate on some topics.

  • Punjatorn Chanudomchok

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonah Levy

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jonah Levy

    Mr C is such a funny and chill teacher. Even though it can be annoying when students do not respond to you, he always stays patient and stays calm. He is a very good teacher because he is always clear about what we have to do. Also, at the end of every class, he always tells us a funny joke about what we learned today. They usually make me laugh. I have not met Mr C in person yet but hope to meet him soon.

  • Punjatorn Chanudomchok

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Grace Harscheid

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Grace Harscheid

    He has really tried to bring the students together, and tried to help people make more friends. He tried to make us feel in our comfort zone in Morning Huddle. I think he has made me more comfortable at Alice Deal MS. I have him for science class and he really pushes me and others to try our best. He also helps us when we need help.

  • Anne Charles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonathan Martinez

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jonathan Martinez

    Thank you Ms. Charles for taking your time and helping us learn more and more [God bless you] and you two teachers are awesome with us

  • Anne Charles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kimberly Martinez

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Kimberly Martinez

    Le doy gracias a Dios, porque usted es una buena maestra y que Dios la bendiga

  • Anne Charles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Yaricsa

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    February 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Yaricsa

    Ms. Charles is the best English teacher ever. She has a big heart for everyone. She makes the class so fun to learn. She is a very kind and funny teacher. She always forgives because of the big heart she has. She enjoys having time with her students. She loves her class. She is an amazing teacher for sure. Her heart is so big it is filled with so much love. She loves to teach despite the difficulties she brings happiness and love always.

  • Anne Charles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonathan Martinez

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    February 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jonathan Martinez

    Thanks for teaching us and helping us grow in our intelligence.

  • Anne Charles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Stefani Cruz

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    February 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Stefani Cruz

    She is always ready to give an answer to any question we ask.

  • Megan Chatalian

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maximilienne Leoline Ekedi

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    February 23, 2021Recognized By:

    • Maximilienne Leoline Ekedi

    Ms. Chantalian is not an ordinary person she is not like every other teachers She is really special in her own kind of way She makes me feel special A lot of kids like me think English class is boring but it’s different with Ms. Chantalian. The way she make us learn stuff is just different She got this awesome sense of humor She makes me feel loved She believes in us a lot She makes me happy She is someone I would hate to disappoint I would really love for her to keep up the good job and keep the same positive attitude to us, her students which makes her happy too.

  • 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.

  • Elisabeth Chay

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Andrew Dellabella

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Andrew Dellabella

    Ms. Chay has helped me be a better writer and reader. She is an awesome teacher and is one of many favorite classes I have.

  • Elisabeth Chay

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Mckinney

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    November 17, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Mckinney

    Ms. Chay is a great ELA teacher. She is always so considerate of how we are all feeling and I love that she tries to get to know all of us as best as possible. Her class always very interesting and we do fun activities and assignments. I really appreciate that she adjusts the amount of work she gives us according to too the other world we have, so we're not as overwhelmed. Ms. Chay is very kind, helpful, and understanding and I really appreciate that.

  • Elisabeth Chay

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Perry Chamberlain

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    March 18, 2021Recognized By:

    • Perry Chamberlain

    Ms. Chay is an incredibly supportive and thoughtful teacher. She encourages students to do their best in a very positive and caring way. She works hard to help us understand and make connections in the material we're working on. I really enjoy English class because of her.

  • Shuk-Kuen Chiu

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jessie Machado

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jessie Machado

    They changed my life because they taught me new things that I wouldn't have learned the way she taught me if it wasn't for her.

  • Shuk-Kuen Chiu

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Solveig Brennan

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Solveig Brennan

    Ms. Chiu has taught me about ratios, percentages, proportions, and more. She is so inspiring. I know that she is a mother of two. I know that she is absolutely bomb at what she does. I always look forward to seeing her from 2:40 to 4:00. She is one of my favorite teachers.

  • Melanie Coleman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kerstynne Powell

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    November 17, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kerstynne Powell

    My last english teacher was really mean and rude, but Mrs. Coleman Jeffries was never that. She has helped my with my anxiety and also cured it like the only time i WOULD EVER get anxiety thanks to her I would only get anxiety if i were being kidnapped or something. She's helped me with debate and makes pretty funny jokes. Overall, Mrs. Coleman Jeffries is my favorite teacher.

  • Melanie Coleman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    Ms. Coleman is always looking for interesting and clever ways for us to learn and is always willing to go over things and make sure all of us are caught up with what we are learning. She is really funny too.

  • Melanie Coleman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mikee

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    February 9, 2021Recognized By:

    • Mikee

    My teacher has helped me get good grades she always cares and I always get to reach out to her and she always has an answer. In term 2 I had 3 b's and Ms.Melanie Coleman always every morning would ask me and my classmates how are our grades and I would tell her what was my grades and she would always be on the lookout to help me. And if I didn't get a response from another teacher she would tell me to add her in the next email I sent to the teacher and she would help me and my classmates situate what grade we want. So for me, I wanted to get All A's and Ms.Melanie Coleman was always there to check up on me and would always ask how our grades are doing. Then at the end of term 2, I got all A's on that term thanks to Ms. Melanie Coleman.

  • Melanie Coleman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jessie Moss

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jessie Moss

    Ms. Coleman-Jeffries is super nice, and also really easy going. She makes ELA fun, and tries to find solutions to tech issues that benefit everyone. Plus, she loves Hamilton :).

  • Melanie Coleman

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gabriella Chung

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    February 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Gabriella Chung

    Ms. Coleman-Jeffries always make ELA and reading interesting. She encourages us to collaborate with eachother which is good, because it is hard to interact with eachother during this pandemic. Ms. Coleman-Jeffries is flexible and fun too. She is a wornderful teacher and I am very grateful to have her.

  • 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.

  • Shelby Cook

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aanyah simmons

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aanyah simmons

    Ms. shelby Cook made a difference in my child life by understanding my daughter from what she has been going thru and also helping and recognizing problem solving for the kids.

  • Shelby Cook

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexis Johnson

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    November 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexis Johnson

    Shelby Cook is such a patient and caring teacher who carefully engage and challenge her young scholars with Math and Science. I've been observing her teaching style and am pleased with her approach of teaching math and science with LOGIC, a quality all students will need for their future! She always make herself available whenever we have questions about the subjects. Much respect to Ms. Cook!!!

  • Shelby Cook

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jalen jackson

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jalen jackson

    Ms. Cook has made distant learning a easy task for my house hold. She is very patient with her students and keeps them involved. She is the best teacher Jalen has had so far and we haven’t even met in person!

  • Nacy Cordova

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kimberly Henriquez

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Kimberly Henriquez

    She is a very patient teacher with the students and is very affectionate with her students.

  • 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.

  • Luz Cruz

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sophia Gallo

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Sophia Gallo

    Ms. Cruz was my daughter's kindergarten teacher and is also now her 1st grade teacher. Her ability to make my daughter feel comfortable and confident in her spanish is amazing. She encourages her students always with a smile on her face. During the pandemic she lost her mother to coronavirus and it was so heartbreaking. She has handled so much during the pandemic and continues to constantly make her students feel so important.

  • Cruz

    Powell Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Liam Vasquez Mendez

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    November 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Liam Vasquez Mendez

    Ms. Cruz es una excelente maestra tiene muchas formas creativas para que los estudiantes aprendan siempre esta qpreguntado por sus emoción estoy muy feliz que mi hijo la tenga como su maestra este año a mi hijo le encanta la clase que imparte miss cruz.

  • Luz Cruz

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ezra

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    November 21, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ezra

    Dear Honored Schools, Our family would like to nominate and recognize Ms. Cruz. Ms. Cruz is our son Ezra's homeroom and math teacher. She has been a consistent force in our son's learning over the past year and a half and she's incredible. Our son did not attend a dual language school before Powell and the transition was initially challenging for him. Ms. Cruz supported him with love and kindness even as he felt like it was too hard. I have seen Ezra become so much more confident in using Spanish and can't wait to see him grow further. The way she balances challenging students and at the same time providing them support is powerful to watch. Ms. Cruz also moved up a grade so she could stay with her students admist the pandemic and moving to virtual school. That is not easy for a teacher because it means a lot of new material and planning. She did it anyway because she wanted students to feel supported. We are so grateful to her and feel so lucky that Ezra has had Ms. Cruz for these formative years. Gracias Ms. Cruz! Go Panthers!

  • Aura Cruz-Solano

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ellyn Bruckner

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    March 29, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ellyn Bruckner

    This weekend, my 6 year-old was teaching her 4 year-old brother math. She told him about Mr Minus and how his mustache (she held a finger to her lip, just like a subtraction sign) could turn into a magic wand. When it tapped a figure in a picture, it would disappear! He has been repeating the story all weekend. "Where did you learn this?" I asked. "Ms Lili." Ms Lili is so creative and loving - her classroom was always beautiful and she made my daughter feel like the most special student in the school, as I know she does for all of her students.

  • 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

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonathan Martinez

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jonathan Martinez

    Thanks for teaching us and helping us in math!

  • 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

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonathan Martinez

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    January 28, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jonathan Martinez

    Thanks for being the best 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

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Yaricsa

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    January 28, 2021Recognized By:

    • Yaricsa

    My teacher is for sure 100% the best math teacher ever. He makes every class fun and interesting to learn. He is really funny and kind. For him, every student is his favorite. He is always there when we need him. He is like a superhero he never stops working despite it, it can get really hard for him he fights it off and brings positive to every student. He might not make much in his job but, for him, it doesn't matter what pays it off is seeing every single student smile.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Stefani Cruz

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    January 28, 2021Recognized By:

    • Stefani Cruz

    My teacher has changed my life by teaching me things that would have felt impossible if he hadn't taught me.

  • Samuel Cuadro

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jada Pinkney

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jada Pinkney

    My teacher Mr. Cuadro helps me a lot in math and really takes the time to break the math down for me and also motivates me two continue to speak Spanish. And also I am a handful I can have a good day and it will turn into a bad one real fast and he helps me continue to have a great day. He makes virtual learning really fun! I mean as fun has virtual learning can get. I know he really deserves this award because he really cares about his students and no one has ever made math class this fun for me!!🤗🤗

  • 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

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jonathan Martinez

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    February 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jonathan Martinez

    Thanks for teaching us more math

  • 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

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Christian Tejeda Martinez

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    February 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Christian Tejeda Martinez

    I really like that he helps his students understand the lessons and he is also really nice.

  • 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

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Javier

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    November 6, 2020Recognized By:

    • Javier

    He is a good teacher. I 100% know what he’s teaching in the class.

  • 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.

  • Britney Cuffee

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: ELENA VOLCIC

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    April 29, 2021Recognized By:

    • ELENA VOLCIC

    Ms.Cuffee is overall such a great teacher, she makes classes fun and not boring at all, she is always so understanding with her students. She makes me feel appreciated in the classroom and always tries to help. She is also really funny.

  • Britney Cuffee

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Klemens Braunoehler

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    January 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Klemens Braunoehler

    She is one of the few Spanish teachers that I have had that makes class interesting and fun while still being able to teach us the material . She is nice and understanding but still is able to keep the online class together. She has made this online school bearable.

  • Britney Cuffee

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Azmeh Serajuddin

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    January 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Azmeh Serajuddin

    This teacher has made Spanish much easier for me. In sixth grade while we were in person we would have these helpful notebooks called SINs (Spanish Interactive Notebooks). Now that we are virtual in seventh grade, Ms. Cuffee has set up virtual notebooks for us. It's not as good as the SINs, but it's so much easier and very helpful. She's even created a reference section with pictures, notes, and videos for us to review if we need help, and extra practice for us in the notebooks so that we can make sure we understand the material. She is very clear with explaining things. and I am very grateful for her help.

  • 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.

  • Kelsey Curran

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maeve McMurray

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    November 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Maeve McMurray

    Ms. Curran is unlike any PE teacher I have ever known. She is actually a good PE teacher who takes attendance every class. She grades all of our assignments as well, and she makes sure we understand.

  • Denny Dalelio

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jessie Moss

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jessie Moss

    Mr. D'Alelio is awesome. He is my favorite teacher just because he is fun, easy-going, creative, and awesome. In addition to this, in music we learn things that can be helpful throughout life, like seeing the world in different ways, and using music recording and editing websites that are completely free. B-Days are not my favorite, but before music I am always excited. Thank you Mr. D'Alelio!

  • 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.

  • Ryan Deak

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jet Turner

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jet Turner

    He is very fun and relaxed, and made PE very fun and a space I was comfortable being in.

  • Ryan Deak

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asya Gilbeaux

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    January 14, 2021Recognized By:

    • Asya Gilbeaux

    He has made being in his class and learning stuff in his class even more fun than usual P.E classes are.

  • Ryan Deak

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Asya Gilbeaux

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    November 17, 2020Recognized By:

    • Asya Gilbeaux

    He makes me happy when I get into class and is fun.

  • Ryan Deak

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jet Turner

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    September 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jet Turner

    Mr. Deak is very laid back and fun. When teams allows, we spend the first ten minutes of class debating whether about music tastes, or being vegan. Mr. Deak makes PE even more fun, and I look forward to it all week.

  • Ryan Deak

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jet Turner

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jet Turner

    He is very fun, and social. He makes me feel welcome and PE is very fun.

  • Mary Louise Delaney-Soesman

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Elise H.

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    December 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Elise H.

    Like most parents, my wife and I are balancing a busy work life with parenting and now, virtual schooling. It can seem like an impossible task at times, but knowing that my daughter has Ms. Delaney to steer her throughout the day puts our minds at ease! We can hear Elise from the other room, calling out answers and really loving being a part of the virtual classroom. One a few occasions, I've been able to overhear some of the classes and have marveled at what can only be described as the saintly patience of Ms. Delaney, keeping all the students engaged while encouraging them to stay focused. It must seem like an exercise in herding cats to her, but it creates a calm and stable learning environment for her students, where they all get a chance to participate. Elise loves school and all her teachers. That's no accident. It's the result of the hard work and dedication of all her teachers, with Ms. Delaney at the helm.

  • Mary Louise Delaney-Soesman

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sarah Moursi

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sarah Moursi

    I voted for Ms. Delaney because she is kind and makes teaching fun. She also changed my life by making me feel like I can do anything. This happened because she always encouraged me a lot.

  • Mary Louise Delaney-Soesman

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Owen Ambridge

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    November 21, 2020Recognized By:

    • Owen Ambridge

    she has always helped me learn and she helped me challenge my brain

  • 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 Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Mckinney

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    November 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ella Mckinney

    Senor Delgado es un profesor muy bien y amigable. Lo aprecio mucho y estoy feliz que el es mi profesor de espanol. Me gusta y aprecio que cuando no sabes algo no se enojado. Tambien me gusta el trabajo en su clase, especialmente cuando hacemos Kahoots! Gracias Senor Delgado por ser tan bueno profesor!!

  • 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: Teo Zentner

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Teo Zentner

    He has helped me when I've needed him. He has been so kind and helpful, he is truly the best teacher I have ever had.

  • 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 Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Will Hamilton

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    March 26, 2021Recognized By:

    • Will Hamilton

    He has been one of the most energetic teachers I have had over my years in school and he always is a lot of fun and he really cares about us and if we are enjoying his class. And also three of us would always clean the classroom after class and we had fun conversations about random stuff and if we did a good job he would give us each a piece of candy. Always the highlight of my day back in IRL school 🙂

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alvaro Orlove Rodriguez

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    March 31, 2021Recognized By:

    • Alvaro Orlove Rodriguez

    Profesor Delgado has always had a smile on his face even when his classroom has some sort of problem. He always makes sure to help you during classwork whether it is online or in person. There have been many incidents where a student misbehaves and Profe Delgado takes them outside and chats to them reflecting about their behavior. Even when people are misbehaving, he devotes time to correct their behavior. Once, when I was misbehaving he said to me, "Would you want students treating your mother like this (my mom is a teacher)?" I immediately responded, "No." He made me reflect on my behavior without just taking his anger out on me. What makes Profe Delgado so unique and such a special teacher is that he plans his lessons so that his students have fun. For example, he always sings, "La gallina turuleca" in class to lift students' spirits. Lastly, Profe Delgado cares about each and every student of his and that is why he always asks us in the beginning of our lesson, "How is everyone feeling?" and "Did you do anything exciting this weekend?" or "What do you have planned for this weekend?" Profe Delgado is the BEST!

  • 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: Edward Pangelinan

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    November 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Edward Pangelinan

    he just a great teacher, in general, he is teacher very good Spanish.

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maeve McMurray

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    February 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Maeve McMurray

    Mr. Delgado is the best advisory teacher ever! He teaches Spanish, so I don't have him outside of homeroom, but advisory is always really fun!

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maeve McMurray

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Maeve McMurray

    Mr. Delgado is the most amazing advisory teacher EVER!!! He is really nice, and he makes me feel loved through the computer screen!😊

  • 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!

  • Jorge Delgado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gabriella Chung

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    February 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Gabriella Chung

    Mr. Delgado always encourages us to be the best students we can be and he always wants us to learn more about spanish. The books we read are very interesting and always make sure everyone is participating and learning.

  • Jessica Dennison

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Annisia Marte

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    November 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Annisia Marte

    I love the way she help me and my daughter when it come to class work homework or any type of work my daughter would need help with and I also love her teaching.

  • Jessica Dennison

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Annisia Marte

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    March 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Annisia Marte

    During this virtual class she has been keeping me updated with my daughter works and class participation and also she makes sure my daughter dose her work and get good grades.

  • Heber Diaz

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Perla Guzman Martinez

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Perla Guzman Martinez

    Mr. Diaz always makes sure the class was engaging and full of our opinions to remind us that our opinions do matter.

  • Luis Diaz-Luna

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Bridgette Joya Perez

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    April 29, 2021Recognized By:

    • Bridgette Joya Perez

    My counselor has made a difference in my life by making things easier for me and by helping me . He ALWAYS let me know that he’s here for me and i can always come to him whenever!

  • 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.

  • Jennifer Dillard

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rouse,steasy,lucia

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    November 21, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rouse,steasy,lucia

    l am appreciated for the thing you have done for all of using more things that l am appreciated for the 3Years l new you in my life also that think you for my things in school l will never forget you or all the things you have done or me and my school.

  • 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.

  • Kyra Dolison

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alaya Duckett

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    January 13, 2021Recognized By:

    • Alaya Duckett

    Awesome!!!!

  • Kyra Dolison

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Cornelia Morrison

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Cornelia Morrison

    Cornelia is the second of my children to have Mrs.Dolison as a teacher.She is committed to making sure every child in her class has the foundation and confidence to achieve their educational goals in the future. It is amazing to see the personal growth in my daughter even though we have been virtual this year. Cornelia struggled a bit with her confidence in reading fluency but with the help of Mrs. Dolison she is now reading on her own and can’t wait to read to me. Having my child read to me is the best feeling in the world. Mrs.Dolison has made sure every child has the materials they need in her class. She put together bags with their names that included paper,books,writing and crafting supplies, and counting and measuring utensils. When a child runs out something they need for school she replaces it. How lucky my kids are to have her as a teacher.

  • Kyra Dolison

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jasmine Gross

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    September 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jasmine Gross

    Mrs. Dolison has been awesome this school year making sure her students are learning and engaging during this pandemic. She is patient and kind and makes sure to make each student feel like they are important and work with them if they are having difficulty. I especially appreciate it as a working parent trying to navigate teleworking and making sure my daughter is focused during virtual school time. I look forward to the knowledge my daughter will gain in her class!

  • Kyra Dolison

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Christopher Mahone

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    September 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Christopher Mahone

    Mrs. Dolison has a great personality and knows how to handle her class well. Although we have struggled initially with this virtual learning, Mrs. Dolison has been positive and motivating both students and parents that we will get through this! We have grown as a class and improved our abilities to navigate through the various websites. I appreciate her encouragement and "happy go lucky" energy. She has even managed to find someone to sponsor our class and has provided her student with bags containing a lot of much-needed school supplies! I wish we could interact in person but considering the circumstances, I believe she is doing a great job!

  • Kyra Dolison

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alaya Duckett

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    October 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alaya Duckett

    She goes above and beyond for her students. She always keep the kids engaged and having fun. She very understanding and love to help all the parents when their having trouble.

  • Michael Donaldson

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: London

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • London

    Your legit the best Advisory teacher ever! Whenever I'm down or feeling bad, I can come to your class and I will feel a lot better, great sense of humor, I'm sure that everyone thinks your the best teacher ever!

  • 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!

  • Patricia Donati

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alec Parra

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Alec Parra

    Ms. Donati and Ms Jensen, I know you love coffee, but didn't have the time to build you a coffee maker. So, my mommy said let’s buy coffee for your teachers. But, I thought it was not a good idea because I might get burn and also, how I am going to ride my scooter to school if I am holding your coffee? So, I decided to invite you to eat ice cream because you are an amazing teacher and I like to be in school with you and all my friends. But, please remember that I don’t want to use the computer for class anymore. LOVE ❤️ Alec.

  • Patricia Donati

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Karina Lunn

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Karina Lunn

    Ms Donati has been extremely supportive and patient with the children while teaching them remotely. She is also great at getting them to move even though they are not on-site. Now that our daughter is back in school, she is over the moon that she gets not only to see her classmates but also to spend in-person time with Ms Donati. Ms Donati's emphasis on the importance of connecting with nature and being physically active and healthy is also rubbing off on Karina. She is also learning to self-regulate her anger using methods Ms Donati taught her.

  • Patricia Donati

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Vivika Patel

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Vivika Patel

    Ms. Donati has taught both of my children and has made a recognizable, positive difference in both of their emotional and mental health. Ms. Donati emphasizes social-emotional learning in her classroom - one of the most important things kids can learn in Kindergarten. Both of my children have learned so much from her about how to care for themselves, their friends and family, and the world around them. Ms. Donati is the best kindergarten teacher we could ask for. We are so blessed to have her as Vivika’s teacher!

  • 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.

  • Neal Downing

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jana Alkebsi

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jana Alkebsi

    Neal Downing is my favorite PE teacher. During our anti-bullying period, he was so nice and sweet, almost like a father figure to us. He said, and I quote, "If you're having trouble, homework, bullying really anything, you can talk to me." This meant a lot to me and I'm sure it meant a lot to my classmates too because soon we were all telling personal stories in the chat. #bestteacherever

  • 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!

  • Sizwe Dumisani

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    April 30, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    Mr. Dumisani always is willing to go over things we learned in class to help us grow and has really good teaching methods and will help us to continue if we don't understand things.

  • 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.

  • Tinishia Elie

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aaliya Tinson

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aaliya Tinson

    It is my pleasure to nominate Ms. Tinisha Elie. She is a teacher of extraordinary talent and dedication.

  • Tinishia Elie

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Quanneil Gibson

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    October 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Quanneil Gibson

    During this pandemic, homeschooling while working from home has been an obstacle! I also realize it’s a struggle for the teachers trying to virtually teach the students. I applaud Ms. Elie for remaining calm, patient, & resilient. She has been a positive force in the children’s learning. I appreciate you Ms. Elie & all that you do to keep the children engaged in learning.

  • Tinishia Elie

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Marley Andrews

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    October 8, 2020Recognized By:

    • Marley Andrews

    Miss Elie has taught both of my daughters for a total of 4 years. I believe she has (along with us) instilled a love of learning in the both of them. She is creative, fun and engaging. The girls really latched onto to that learning style from the first time they set foot in her class. She is a truly an honorary Andrews.

  • 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.

  • Noel Emillius

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Noe Santiago

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    December 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Noe Santiago

    Her class never makes me fall asleep. Always entertaining and makes teaching more fun in my opinion while the others just throw work at you. I wanted to thank her for her work and letting her know she doing good.

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Olivia Garcia-Marcos

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    April 29, 2021Recognized By:

    • Olivia Garcia-Marcos

    Mr. Englehart, We can’t mask our gratitude! Thank you for making Olivia bloom!

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alice Belo Antoine

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Alice Belo Antoine

    Dear Mr. Englehart, Thank you for making this return to school one of the best things that have happened this year. Alice is learning and growing so much. She is fully enjoying her time with her friends and teachers. We thank you for contributing for making her feel reassured and safe in school. Please know you are very appreciated. Alice, Florent & Kassia

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: William Kane

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    January 13, 2021Recognized By:

    • William Kane

    At the start of this academic year, were not sure how virtual preschool would go. However, we have to give massive kudos to Mr Englehart! He has made virtual learning fun. From morning meetings including songs (that our son continues to sing all day long), to virtual story time, and really engaging small group meetings, Mr Englehart has really connected with our son. During their one-on-one conversations (which are Liam’s favorite classes), he takes the time to ask questions about Liam’s latest LEGO creation, and the latest adventures of Liam’s stuffed animals. Despite never having in-person interactions, Mr Englehart has built an incredibly strong bond with our son and has inspired a love of learning and building. We are very grateful to all the time, energy and passion Mr Englehart has for his students!!

  • 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!

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Benjamin Szczurowski

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Benjamin Szczurowski

    Mr Englehart has created the perfect learning environment for Benjamin. He creates a space that is calm and accepting, offering his students the opportunity to grow at their own pace while making sure they feel supported and safe. It has been a pleasure having Mr E the past two years in Pre-K at Marie-Reed!

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Susanna Lyons

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Susanna Lyons

    During a hard year, we so appreciated Mr. Englehart' and Ms. Matthews' consistency and commitment to his students. Susanna looked forward to her 1-on-1s with him and Ms. Matthews every week, and would spend the day thinking about ideas for show and tell (and she had some of her best puzzle times when she was trying to finish up in time for her meetings!). Especially in those early days of lockdown, seeing Mr. Englehart and Ms. Matthews and her classmates was such an important way to feel connected and grounded, and we are deeply grateful for all care they showed during an incredibly difficult year.

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lina Stadler

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lina Stadler

    Lina's had a lot of tough losses the past year, and we're so glad that going to school (for the first time ever!) is a bright spot during the pandemic. Thanks for making the class environment feel welcoming and safe.

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Hannah Rimel

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Hannah Rimel

    Hannah looks forward to going to school every day. She parrots the great lessons Mr. Englehart teaches her--and many of these have to do with being a kind and patient person. He has been a steady hand these last few months as the kids have returned to in-person learning, and we have complete confidence in his ability to teach Hannah and her classmates.

  • Michael Englehart

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Beatrice Barbarino

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Beatrice Barbarino

    When we came back from Europe, we were worried that our daughter might have trouble making friends and feeling comfortable in the new class. However, our worries evaporated right after the first two days, as Beatrice has been waking up every day so inspired and motivated to go to school! Her teachers are doing an incredible job to keep teaching and class activities fun, engaging and interesting. Although English is not her first language at home, she has been making progress both in speaking and writing in the last four months. She has also improved her drawing and singing skills a lot. She likes to make drawings for us and for her friends and she is teaching us all the new songs that she learns at school. We truly appreciate Mr. Englehart's dedication, and all the efforts and sacrifices he has been doing during the pandemic to make school such a positive experience for our kid 🙂

  • Marie Erickson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Victor Daniel Elizaldi Sifuentes

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Victor Daniel Elizaldi Sifuentes

    My step-son just arrived in the United States in August 2020 just before the school year started after suffering a family tragedy. He is learning English. Ms. Erickson has gone out of her way to make her English Language Arts class accessible to him. She called me and my son and had a personal conversation with him in the first week of school. She has stayed with him online to assist with assignments. She has connected him with other bilingual students to give him extra support in class. And she regularly keeps me informed about how he is doing. She has taken a personal interest in my son and it has been so encouraging for him to feel like his teacher is invested in him doing well. She also personally pushed for him to begin his English language learning in school as well. She has gone above and beyond in support of my child’s education and we are so grateful.

  • Marie Erickson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Valerie Hernandez

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    January 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Valerie Hernandez

    She has encouraged me to be better and she has helped me with things i don't understand and if i need help then she stays after class to help me with stuff or even when she wants to talk about me i really enjoy having Ms.Erickson As my ELA teacher

  • Marie Erickson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Valerie Hernandez

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    November 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Valerie Hernandez

    She is the nicest teacher and she is the only one I would love to have again for 9th grade she encourages me and tries to help me with things that are hard to do.

  • Sarah Ermis

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sandra Perez Gomez

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    January 12, 2021Recognized By:

    • Sandra Perez Gomez

    Ella a marcado mi vida de forma que me a gustado como ella se dedica a enseñar. Si uno no entiende lo que que ella explica ella trata de explicarlo una y otra hasta que uno tome la lección o explicación que ella quiere mostrar. Y porque ella comprende a los estudiantes cuando estos tiene algún appointment o algo por el estilo ella trata de repetir un poco de la lección aprendida en el siguiente día y máximo tercer día de la lección que uno falta. Me a agradado tanto Ms.Ermis porque aunque me ausente ella me comprendió y antes al principio de año estuve mal por x problemas pero ella me apoyo a que yo quería levantarme y seguir adelante y me motivó a que si podía dar lo mejor de mi y ser una buena estudiante en su clase.

  • 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.

  • Sydney Feagen

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nolan Stringer

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    December 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nolan Stringer

    Mr. Feagen is always so passionate about teaching. He is always giving us the right information for us to learn the topic and treats all of his students fairly and kindly. If you ever get a grade that you are not satisfied with Mr. Feagen is always there to help you out. He will talk to you about the grade when you are available and it helps out a lot! He writes little notes in your homework that encourage you to keep doing your work. He is a very kind, passionate, and caring teacher.

  • Natalia Feliciano

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gabriel Melara-Robinson

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Gabriel Melara-Robinson

    I would love to shout out Ms. Natalia Feliciano! She has been an amazing supporter during this tough time with COVID and schooling from home. She is constantly in touch with me working to ensure that, my son, Gabriel is met with the supports needed. Being in a Spanish Immersion program with no Spanish in the household has been a challenge but she has stuck there by my side. If I need anything she is always a text or phone call away. She is always accommodating and has been super friendly with my millions of questions/concerns and she never makes me feel judged or bad for having them. Ms. Natalia is an amazing teacher and I applaud her for all of her hard work and dedication. Thank you for all that you do!

  • Natalia Feliciano

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Iona Treskon

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Iona Treskon

    Ms. Natalia has been a great teacher, even with the challenges this year has posed. She has really worked with students to develop their math skills and a systematic approach to building their technique. What my daughter has learned this year will really serve her well in the years ahead. My daughter has had a great year so far, and has enjoyed both Ms. Natalia's teaching and sense of fun.

  • Natalia Feliciano

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: LT

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • LT

    Thank you for teaching me math in 2nd grade! I love math! 🙂 Luis T.

  • Natalia Feliciano

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anisha Patel

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Anisha Patel

    I like when Ms. Natalia teaches me math because I learn new things and before I came to her class I didn’t know it would be easy to add over 100. Before, I thought it would be super hard, and then Ms Natalia taught me and it became easy! It’s also a lot of fun when we do little breaks and the whole class including Ms Natalia dances around!

  • Natalia Feliciano

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexander Wetmore

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    October 5, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexander Wetmore

    Ms. Natalia, Thank you for being my 2nd grade teacher. I love attending class. Alex

  • Natalia Feliciano

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isabella Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Isabella Huber

    Ms. Natalia me ha enseñado estrategias que me hacen mejor en matemáticas. Pero lo que más me gusta es que es muy amable y cariñosa con todos. Me gusta comenzar el día virtualmente con ella porque me hace sentir feliz y calmado en nuestra reunión de la mañana cuando nos pregunta y escucha que hicimos el fin de semana. Ivan 🍌

  • Mya Ferguson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, Alabama

    Recognized by: Jaquelín Amaya García

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    February 23, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jaquelín Amaya García

    She’s an excellent teacher, every single day I learn in class and she makes us enjoy learning, I really appreciate her. She really deserves to be nominated, because she knows how to teach, for us to do things well and with attention. I love her sense of humor. Best teacher I have in term 2. All love for Ms. Ferguson!

  • Mya Ferguson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Katia Amaya

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    December 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Katia Amaya

    She is very kind very helpful she’s always always that energy she treat us right and she help us in anything she’s the best teacher.

  • Mya Ferguson

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ingrid Argueta Cabrera

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    December 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ingrid Argueta Cabrera

    Ms. Ferguson throughout the years I have been. with her, she has been a wonderful teacher. I am grateful in many ways to her. She has taught me that no matter we need to be grateful, for the things we have in life. The little things are very important if we want to chase the bigs things. I remember when I meet Ms. Ferguzon I thought that her class will be very difficult and that I will never understand her class, but with time I love her health class and advisory too. She made her class very different in many ways, also she made her class fun too. You even notice when it time to leave because you enjoy being in her class. I am very grateful for having Ms. Ferguzon in my life.

  • Mya Ferguson

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washignton, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Katia Amaya

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    November 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Katia Amaya

    I chose her because she helps me every time. She is the best teacher she is very lovely she always with good energy she’s very kinds very helpful the best teacher

  • Stephanie Fields

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    Last year I had her she is fun and kind and made me want to go to school everyday of course not the weekends so not everyday but on the days we had school I was so happy to be with her.

  • Stephanie Fields

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Cristal Soto

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Cristal Soto

    My teacher has changed my life because she is like the best 3rd-grade teacher ever! She helps us when she can, she makes learning fun, she treats all students fairly, she makes sure that we all try to do our best. Even if we are learning online, we still learn new things every day.

  • Stephanie Fields

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nanci Zepeda Arias!

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Nanci Zepeda Arias!

    My Teacher Changed My Life because Were Learning So Many Things That I Like! And That She Is So Nice To Me! And I Like Every lesson That She Does.

  • Stephanie Fields

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    happy teacher appreciation week you are so kind and the best teacher ever.

  • Erin Finell

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Justice Lamar

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    February 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Justice Lamar

    Ms. Finell has helped make this year possible for me to do well. She is genuinely supportive, concerned, and helpful to me. She has encouraged me and told me how proud she is when I've met my goals and done well at something. This school year has already been very challenging and there are some teachers that have made it worse, but Ms. Finell has made it more than manageable and just possible.

  • Erin Finell

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: wesley paty

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • wesley paty

    She is a very nice teacher always supporting me no matter what the problem is I have been going to social workers most of my school time and usually I don't like it and I don't wanna do it but with Ms. Finell she has helped me and informed me about things I need to do and also when I'm stressed in these times or I'm sad she talks to my teacher and gives me breaks and also gives me time to work on missing assignments and its helped me a lot and made me a lot happier when I'm stressed about missing work and recently because of me not getting stressed my grades have been mostly a's and b's and I just wanted to show my appreciation for her and how she has helped me in this difficult school year with the coronavirus and the past ways I learn to do work are now invalid and she also helped me when I had trouble with my schedule when I could find where to go each period ( the file I put in the image submission is the schedule she made for me).

  • Jessica Finn

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Edie Young

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Edie Young

    I am nominating Ms Flinn. Because she is an amazing and sweet teacher and has helped me a ton in ELA so far and is a great teacher because she always makes class intesting so far, and she has also helped me get up my grades when I was failing a class, and she is also very kind because she has never been mean to my class, and she has made me like ELA more than I did in the past. And she also makes sure that were on track and understanding the work which is awesome and helpful. And she is also my case manager and morning huddle teacher. ( BTW i used a puction checker to make sure i had good grammer)

  • Kristin Fiorini

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nyiema Howard

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    March 22, 2021Recognized By:

    • Nyiema Howard

    Ms. Fiorini used specialized skills to help our Nyiema learn to read. It is amazing hearing her go from reading a few three letter words to whole books. It has given us hope. Her patience and expertise are invaluable. Thank you Ms. Fiiorini for giving Nyiema a chance.

  • Megan Fisk

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isabella Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Isabella Huber

    Ms. Fisk makes science classes fun and interesting. I love all her projects because are fun and I lear a lot! I love spending time with her and friends at Minecraft Club! I appreciate Ms. Fisk everyday and I can't wait to see her back in our classroom!

  • Megan Fisk

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ivan Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ivan Huber

    Ms. Fisk makes science class easy and fun! Besides our specials class, I can't wait to see her again in tech girls class to learn more! Even in distance learning she makes me feel engage and close to her and my friends. Can't wait to be with her and my friends in our classroom all together! Isabella 👩🏻💖

  • 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.

  • Megan Fisk

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Andrea Moran

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    May 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Andrea Moran

    Thank you for teaching me science and learning about different things and thank you for your fun, kind and creative classes everyday is means different lessons and more creativity. Hugs.

  • Megan Fisk

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Claire and Brendan Polli

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Claire and Brendan Polli

    Thank you for the incredible effort you have made this year to be there for my children. Your reinvention of science class to connect with students online was amazing to see and a favorite at our house. Claire says she really enjoyed the lesson on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and Brendan said his favorite was about cicadas. Thank you too for teaching Techbridge girls this year! You brought energy, fun, and joy to our home this year. The kids loved your classes!

  • 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

  • Ayanna Flowers

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isla Hasser

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    November 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Isla Hasser

    Ms. Flowers is an absolute treasure. I have been consistently floored by her ability to create a warm relationship with her students, despite the obvious limitations of virtual school. My child is thriving beyond my wildest expectations under Ms. Flowers' instruction - and even learning to write, to rhyme, to follow directions! Despite the challenges of being a working parent in this time, it's been such a privilege to observe Ms. Flowers at work. In fact, I feel that I am becoming a better parent by watching her thoughtful interactions with my child and the rest of the class.

  • Ayanna Flowers

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lydia Hoehn

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    October 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lydia Hoehn

    Ms. Flowers knew that we were going on a family camping trip, and that I planned to look for shapes (which the PK3 class was learning about) with my child on a hike. I was surprised to find, that not only did Ms. Flowers ask my daughter about the hike and the shapes she saw, but planned a lesson around it! The class watched a short video about shapes in nature and discussed shapes that other children have seen. It made my daughter feel so special!

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tewodros Ayalew

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Tewodros Ayalew

    Mr, Fontalvo is a great teacher! At first I did not know much spanish, but now that I am in his class I have learned more. Also, he makes classes fun most times which is why he is a great teacher.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mina Holtzman

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    November 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mina Holtzman

    I always look forward to my deal time classes. Learning new tricks in self-defense and attacking. It is so much fun to be able to have free classes and have free instruction as well. I have already learned so much about the art of Tae-Kwon-Doe (sorry if I spelled that wrong.) Mr.Fontalvo makes sure that we are learning each move correctly. I can do so many moves and opening stances now. I can't wait to learn more!

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, Alabama

    Recognized by: Kingston

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    May 6, 2021Recognized By:

    • Kingston

    I like this teacher so much. He's funny and he's still able to stay on topic at the same time.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    , Alabama

    Recognized by: Jana Alkebsi

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jana Alkebsi

    Juan Fontalvo is my Spanish teacher. He make's learning an interesting but hard to learn language fun for us. He's pushes us to do our best. He never leaves a student behind and we always learn together, work together and do good together. There has not been one class where one student was not helping another. It's such a friendly environment.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lane Mahan

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    May 6, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lane Mahan

    he has taught me so much and he continues to make the class fun and still have us learn lots.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, Alabama

    Recognized by: Adrian Hanna

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Adrian Hanna

    He's taught me Spanish, in a good way, so that I can absorb the language. He is a good teacher, trying to get everyone involved.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    , Alabama

    Recognized by: Lane Mahan

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    January 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lane Mahan

    He has been the best Spanish teacher I have known I have learned so much from him and I'd like to say thank you.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Annie Del Guercio

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    January 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Annie Del Guercio

    We play this game called quizizz everyday about stuff we have already learned or just new stuff and it is always so fun but we also get to learn and practice new things. Señor Fontalvo is really nice everyday and really pushes us to learn new things everyday. His classes are always so fun and he has a great sense of humor. You should choose him!

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Derrai Counts

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Derrai Counts

    Mr. Fontalvo helped me understand Spanish a lot. At first, I only knew a greeting in Spanish now I know way more and I feel like he should get recognized for that.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ronan McKerrow

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ronan McKerrow

    He has taught me how to understand Spanish.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Georgia Murphy

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Georgia Murphy

    Profe. Fontalvo has taken distance learning in such a good way. He has adapted to the incredibly annoying internet issues and glitches. Every day he finds new online learning tools for us to use that make school more interesting. He is endlessly patient and helpful. He has shown me that you can learn from anything and everything. He is kind and at the same time firm. Thank you Profe. Fontalvo for being my teacher this year!

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anna Del Guercio

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Anna Del Guercio

    He has really made distance learning easier while still teaching us spanish really well and fast which I think is really great.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lane Mahan

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lane Mahan

    Senor Fontalvo has been such a great teacher and I learn so much in his class and I feel that he should be recognized for how much work he has been putting in to teach us.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexander Gullish

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexander Gullish

    He makes sure everyone understand and he always engages everyone. He uses quizzes and games to make sure we understand in a competitive way.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Arjun Bhat

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Arjun Bhat

    My teacher has helped me learn Spanish, that is an essential language.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Catherine Speth

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Catherine Speth

    Mr. Fontalvo has expanded my knowledge of Spanish language and culture. He helps me and all the students in my class go above and beyond.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sebastian Wezel

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sebastian Wezel

    Mr. Fontalvo makes learning Spanish fun! We only had distance learning classes so far this school year, but I don't think we are missing out in Spanish with Mr. Fontalvo because of it.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ashwin Pathiyal

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Ashwin Pathiyal

    Mr. Fantalvo is nice and will inform rules. He makes sure kids have there camera on at all times and mics muted.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chloe Black

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    October 27, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chloe Black

    He is teaching me Spanish and is nice.

  • 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 Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Leo Stitziel

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Leo Stitziel

    Mr. Fontalvo has taught me a lot of Spanish in a little bit of time and he includes fun in school work which is great! Also, we do fun trivia games. He gives homework that is not too hard and not too easy.

  • Juan Fontalvo

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Julia Guy

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    January 6, 2021Recognized By:

    • Julia Guy

    I am voting for him because he knows how to make class fun and he knows how to explain and help students and he always gives 2nd chances and let me say that it really helps when he does because he looks at the students side of the story and he puts himself in our shoes and that how he finds out how to help and when we need it or not.

  • 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: Connor Carrington

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    January 13, 2021Recognized By:

    • Connor Carrington

    Ms. Fox is an outstanding teacher, she never cease to amaze me. Virtual schooling is quite a challenge but through it all she rises and shines! She’s patient with the children yet stern. Ms. Fox, shows genuine care for each child and it shows through her interactions. I am grateful for her skill in teaching and that both my children were blessed to have her as a teacher. She is definitely honored by our household! Ms. Fox, you rock!!

  • 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, Alabama

    Recognized by: Elijah Lindner

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    February 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Elijah Lindner

    First of all I would like to recognize both Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Davis. They have been doing a tremendous job teaching my son through this pandemic. I truly appreciate the patience that they have because I know that it's hard enough teaching adventurous children but it is even more challenging to do it online and hope that they're retaining the information. I also love how they give my son Elijah a rest break or just time to himself if it seems as though he's having an off day. There's no words to really express my gratitude to these hard working women so I just try my best to make sure that my son is online everyday and ready to learn. Thank you Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Davis! You guys are really appreciated!

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jayce Turner

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    December 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jayce Turner

    Mrs. Fox has made a huge impact with our kids. With all her patient, love, creativity and dedication My son has achieved so much in very little time. Awesome Teacher! She cares so much and have made a great difference for our children.

  • 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: Jayce Turner

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    December 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Jayce Turner

    Mrs. Fox is a magnificent teacher. She has helped my grandson, Jayce Turner, to achieve in so many ways and I can see a big difference in his virtual learning. Mrs. Fox has also helped me in the midst of assisting my grandson with virtual learning. We are so blessed to have such an awesome teacher like Mrs. Fox in our lives and in the DC public school system. Mrs. Fox is the real MVP.

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Thomas Murnane

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    February 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Thomas Murnane

    Ms. Fox has done an amazing job teaching Thomas during a strange and difficult time. He is lucky to be in her class so he can continue to learn.

  • 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: Connor Carrington

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    December 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Connor Carrington

    Ms. Fox, is an exceptional teacher. She works with the children in their level and pushed them to the next. She does this with the love and discipline that the children need. She genuinely cares fir the children and provides balance. She taught my older son and I prayed hard for her to teach my youngest. She is truly a God sent to the Educational profession and we are all blessed to have her.

  • 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.

  • Marion Fox

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Capobianco

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    January 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lucy Capobianco

    Ms. Fox has been incredible this year. Even with all the trials and tribulations of teaching remotely, she is so engaged. Ms. Fox has encouraged Lucy to learn and grow this year. It is amazing to see Lucy’s progress - especially in reading. Ms. Fox has set aside time after school to meet with Lucy on Teams to read books together. Ms. Fox is definitely going above and beyond her duties. Thank you so much, Ms. Fox! You are an inspiration!

  • Bergina Francois

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Iona Treskon

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Iona Treskon

    Ms. Francois has done an exceptional job this year despite really trying circumstances. She's always been accessible and responsive. She has also put a lot of effort into getting students to learn about and engage with the wider world, and to see how they can help make the world a better place, too. Iona thinks she's great, and has really enjoyed being in her class this year.

  • Bergina Francois

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: LT

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • LT

    Thank you so much for helping me improve my writing and inspiring me to read more! I love Fun Fridays!

  • Bergina Francois

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anisha Patel

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Anisha Patel

    I like when we have fun Friday on Fridays with Ms. Francois. Ms. Francois makes learning a lot of fun - it was fun when she showed us a washing board. She makes me feel happy about coming to school.

  • Bergina Francois

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ivan Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ivan Huber

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to Ms. Francois. You are a great english teacher and I like your class very much. Your class is fun and I enjoy having our fun Fridays. You always try to keep us engaged by reading books in your own fun way like the Dullards. Thank you! Ivan 🍌

  • Tiffany Frizzell

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Naje Blocker

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Naje Blocker

    Ms. Frizzell is much more than a teacher. She is a confidant and when I felt I was feeling overwhelmed, she immediately had ms Clark contact me to offer help. Since that time, I am feeling so much better. Ms. Frizzell has so much patience. I listen to how she teaches and interacts with kids. She makes them all feel like top scholars. If they are having problems with the work she provides additional help after the class she will have the students return after the last class to provide additional instruction. She is aware that virtual teaching and learning is not always easy for children. It is hard to keep them focused. She is there encouraging them. Ms. Frizzell is a blessing to me and Naje.

  • Tiffany Frizzell

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jovan wilcox

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jovan wilcox

    The last two years Ms. Frizzle has made learning so much fun and I love all the feedback she give good or bad. I hope she is my teacher again next year.

  • Tiffany Frizzell

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kamari Steele

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    September 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kamari Steele

    Always attentive to what the students need. Engages with them in their normal environments virtually. Laughs with them but also keeps them on track of the lesson. Gives them "shoutouts" to acknowledge their hardwork during class amongst their peers. Encourages them to participate in reading text and understanding the reasoning of it.

  • Tiffany Frizzell

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kortni smith

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    October 2, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kortni smith

    Ms. Frizzell has taken time out of her schedule to work with Kortni on fluency and reading. She has a real passion for teaching and my daughter looks forward to her class. Kortni continues to improve her reading skills thanks to Ms.Frizzell

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Padget Bowers-Shreve

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Padget Bowers-Shreve

    I haven't spent much time with this teacher, really. But, she is just kind, and I like her a lot. Also, I like geography as well.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brie Lewis

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Brie Lewis

    Ms. Fronk is a great teacher and she makes me want to learn more about World Geography. She makes the class very fun by making the lessons very interesting. She also understands us and she doesn't pressure us with too much homework. She just overall is a great teacher and I'm really lucky to have her.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Crain

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Lucy Crain

    Ms. Fronk has been extremely supportive throughout my school experience. She is very flexible when it comes to homework. She is so sweet and very genuine. She makes class fun, and always brings positive energy to my day.

  • 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.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Oliver Siegel

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    December 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • Oliver Siegel

    Ms. Fronk is a very nice teacher and she lets us work independently, then come back to class to check our answers to the lesson.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rowen Nuzum

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    December 14, 2020Recognized By:

    • Rowen Nuzum

    She has always made me feel comfortable in class and I appreciate her because she always encourages me to push myself. When I am having a bad day, It always makes me feel better when I go to advisory class.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Luke Sikich

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    February 9, 2021Recognized By:

    • Luke Sikich

    Ms. Fronk is a great teacher. Her classes are fun and I really learn a lot in Geography. She is nice and kind.

  • Lindsey Fronk

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zora

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    November 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Zora

    Ms. Fronk is the best teacher ever she is so nice and always tells us to keep trying.

  • Brittany Frownfelter

    Powell Escuela Primaria
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoe Waske

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    May 6, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoe Waske

    My teacher is very nice and teaches us a lot of stuff she also helps me and my class mates when we don't understand or need help!

  • Brittany frownfelter

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Henry Morgan

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Henry Morgan

    She's been so calm and fun during this distance learning time!

  • Brittany frownfelter

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Justin Berican Avila

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Justin Berican Avila

    Ms.FrownFelter is a really good teacher she always helps me and she is really kind and I really learned a lot from her when I never even knew and I also like ELA because I learn how to read.

  • Brittany frownfelter

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week you are kind caring and teach me so much!

  • Brittany Frownfelter

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Stephany Hernandez Espinal

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    November 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Stephany Hernandez Espinal

    She made a difference in my life. She motivated me in class to do my best work and helps me with things I did not understand like in a test she explains to me how to do it! She is the best teacher that I have met 💖.

  • Brittany frownfelter

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 12, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    She is super kind and so fun she teaches me so much and I love her class.

  • Brittany frownfelter

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 12, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    Ms. Frownfelter is funny, kind, and makes learning fun I am so glad I have her as my teacher.

  • 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.

  • Sonia Garcia

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Henry Bruckner

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Henry Bruckner

    Both of my kids had Ms Garcia in pre-K. She is endlessly patient and creative with them. Even when my son was balking at speaking Spanish, she didn’t take it personally and now he loves when they play and read together.

  • Sonia Garcia

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gianna Marte

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    November 24, 2020Recognized By:

    • Gianna Marte

    Ms. García takes her time most of her student are Spanish but they don’t speak too much she takes her time to teach them without getting upset.

  • Ismenia Garcia-Carmona

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Takenya Tolliver

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    September 29, 2020Recognized By:

    • Takenya Tolliver

    She is one of my favorite teachers of all time. She has taught me to love myself and to be myself, reach for the stars, and never give up. She’s a great teacher and communicates well with her students. I gained so much confidence learning from her and tons of advice.

  • Ismenia Garcia-Carmona

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington , District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Katerin Ayala

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    September 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Katerin Ayala

    She was the best Spanish teacher I had. Thanks to her now my Spanish is better and I don’t have to take more Spanish classes. She thought me how to write short and long story’s. Ms García is honestly the best teacher

  • Ismenia Garcia-Carmona

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Roberto Cordova

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    September 30, 2020Recognized By:

    • Roberto Cordova

    Reasons why I like Ms. Garcia: 1. She has creative ways of teaching. 2. She makes me feel that they really care about me. 3. She treats all students fairly. 4. She is good at explaining things. 5. She wants us to share our thoughts in class. 6. She goes out of their way to help me learn. 7. She makes learning fun. 8. Ms.G makes sure that I try to do my best. Thank You Ms.Garcia for being a splendid teacher I will forever appreciate you!

  • Cesar Garcia-Plaza

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Camila Rodríguez

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Camila Rodríguez

    Con su paciencia y entrega para enseñar

  • Cesar Garcia-Plaza

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Daniela Espana

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Daniela Espana

    Mr. Garcia is a great geography teacher he helps a lot of students understand the lesson or work and he is fair teacher he cares for each and every student he has.

  • Cesar Garcia-Plaza

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Solveig Brennan

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Solveig Brennan

    My teacher makes a difference in my life by always trying their best and always persisting. My teacher is always there for me. For example, when I am feeling tired, or a little down, my teacher will support me and make me feel more comfortable.

  • Stacey Gathers

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eleanor Coulibaly

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Eleanor Coulibaly

    Ms. Gathers has not just made a change in my life but every single kid in the school. Every week she makes these amazing challenges for us every Wednesday and I'm just really thankful for it .

  • Stacey Gathers

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maeve McMurray

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    November 17, 2020Recognized By:

    • Maeve McMurray

    Ms. Gathers is the perfect vice principal! She always is quick to send us a reply email if we need help, and she is really nice. Thank you, Ms. Gathers!

  • Stacey Gathers

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mina Holtzman

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    November 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mina Holtzman

    Last year I was very indecisive about what middle school I wanted to go to. I ended up picking Deal! This note is to mostly thank Ms. Gathers for the time and effort she puts into making distance learning fun. The activities and opportunities I have had are lots of fun. I never ever enjoy distance learning but this year it hasn't been that bad! I have had lots of fun and Ms. Gathers has been organizing and taking time to make sure each and every one of us are having fun.

  • 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.

  • Shenika Gibson

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kori Johnson

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    March 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Kori Johnson

    Ms. Gibson helped me come out of my shell when I was first at Whittier, she made me feel at home as come out of my art and start doing things I have never done before.

  • Shenika Gibson

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Joaquin Martin Brown

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    February 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Joaquin Martin Brown

    Ms. Gibson has made art and drawing accessible to Joaquin. Before Ms. Gibson, Joaquin only colored in coloring books. Now he has confidence to color, draw, and paint scenes and objects! Ms. Gibson is so animated and works very hard to engage her young scholars virtually. She captures and keeps Joaquin's attention. Her drawing tutoring guided Joaquin in being able to draw a dinosaur and a landscape scene! He is so very proud of his drawings, and as a parent I am thrilled to see him enjoying art! Ms. Gibson gets all of the credit! Thank you, Ms. Gibson!

  • Shenika Gibson

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Anuoluwapo Fagbemi

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    April 19, 2021Recognized By:

    • Anuoluwapo Fagbemi

    There are many words that I could use to describe Ms. Gibson. Ms. Gibson is my art teacher and has been my art teacher for about four years. Ms. Gibson always makes you feel comfortable and welcome. Because we are online and it is a bit hard to do art class online because everyone might not always have all the supplies. But, during online school, I have never felt sad or frustrated because of an art supply that I do not have. She still makes art fun and still finds different lessons for us to do so it does not make any students bored. When a student does not have the art supply, Ms. Gibson always offers to give school supplies, or she could create another assignment, so we would not have to worry about school supplies. Over the years, Ms. Gibson has been very helpful towards other students and me. Each year we always have school projects whether it is a science fair, music project, art project, Spanish project, or any project, she always would stay after school with multiple students from different grades and help each single one of them including me with our projects. Because of online school sometimes things get frustrating but, when I go to her class, she makes funny jokes, which would make me smile. I do not usually like to draw because I do not know how to draw but because she is my art teacher, she makes almost every drawing simple, and the drawing usually turns out good. All in all, thank you, Ms. Gibson, for being the amazing teacher you are!

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Gilliam for making Aria’s 100th day of school such a fun and celebratory day. She enjoyed licking her tongue, spinning around, and touching her toes for 100 seconds. We appreciate all of your effort in making learning fun!

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    As we wind down another month being in the pandemic, o would just like to say another shout out of many thanks to my daughter’s fabulous teacher. Ms. Gilliam is amazing. I’ve seen so much academic growth in my child and her entire class. It takes a special teacher with true skills to have such progress in so many little people during this virtual platform. I really appreciate the hard work and dedication. It’s been a great year!

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    January 12, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Our family is so fortunate to have Ms. Gilliam and Ms. Burrell. They are very dedicated to their class and I am grateful. Just wanted the world to know we are appreciate them.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    December 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Ms. Gilliam continues to be a wonderful teacher. She has proven through this pandemic that teaching goes way beyond the classroom. Thank you Ms. Gilliam for challenging Aria and pushing her to give her best at all times. She had a great first quarter and we are looking forward to an even better second quarter.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    January 27, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Ms. Gilliam is teaching the kids about capacity. This is so exciting because Aria enjoys baking and helping me in the kitchen. Today she said “Mommy, I think we need to use a bigger bowl because the smaller bowl holds less capacity than the one we are using.” I was so pleased. We love Ms. Gilliam and her ability to keep learning fun. Aria continues to gain academically and it shows.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    November 1, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Ms. Gilliam continues to be an amazing teacher. She and Ms. Burrell are a great team. They are attendant consistent with their efforts to ensure every child gets a chance to learn, be heard, and feel valued. Aria is truly enjoying Kindergarten thanks to you.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    March 23, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Gilliam for teaching Aria the important difference between needs and wants. She reminds her brothers about this daily, especially when they say they NEED to play video games. I’m so grateful for this lesson.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    September 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Ms. Gilliam is an amazing educator. During this new age of virtual learning, she has been able to keep my daughter fully engage and our kindergarten class motivated to continue to log on daily and be great scholars. Although we are online and there are 11 students, Ms. Gilliam has proven to have a sharp eye and is very attentive. She reminds students daily about the importance of being good citizens and my daughter love her for that! Everyday, my daughter reminds our entire family of what it means to be a good citizen and of its importance. Thank you Ms. Gilliam for ensuring our school year is off to a great start and my daughter continues to progress. Ms. Gilliam rocks!

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: James Bharath

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    September 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • James Bharath

    Ms. Gilliam has injected sense of structure and normalcy to my kindergartner’s life. Moving into the full virtual format this year was very anxiety inducing for our family but Ms. Gilliam’s years of experience with effective instruction shone bright and reassured us that this would be positive experience. Everyday she continues to make the best of an overall difficult situation with grace and confidence that transfers to her students. My student is advancing well, learning new concepts, and maintaining a pleasant emotional demeanor and I think this is due, in no small, part to Ms. Gilliam’s classroom leadership and competence. She is an asset to Whittier elementary and DCPS.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    March 31, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Ms. Gilliam continues to be an amazing teacher. She is consistent with her lessons and that has proven to be effective for Aria’s continued growth. Aria has been working on subtraction and is getting better at it daily. We appreciate your commitment to teaching and the evidence of growth.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    February 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Ms. Gilliam is amazing! I truly appreciate her ability to reach each student and push them to be their best selves. Learning through games and interactive activities is always a great hit in her class. This week we had Math Night at our school and Ms Gilliam facilitated a Math Bingo game that was a lot of fun. We try to celebrate our teacher everyday. She a gem!

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    December 11, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Gilliam for another great week of challenging Aria. She enjoyed learning about 2D versus 3D shapes. She said “Mommy, did you know a cube and a cylinder have a face”? We see her growth and appreciate you. Thank you

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Gilliam for another amazing week of virtual learning. Thank you for challenging Aria. She surprised herself when you asked her to countdown from 100 and she did it! She especially loved being called a Rockstar 🤩. She aspires to be one 😊. Please keep up the awesome teaching and keep the challenges coming. I definitely see growth in her learning and confidence.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    October 18, 2020Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Gilliam for continuing to prove Coronavirus doesn’t have anything on your kindergarten class. You rock! Aria talks about your class every evening before she goes to bed to remind me of what she enjoyed. This Friday she was so excited about being a “mammal”. She loved learning about the different things plants and animals need to live and the importance of those things. Science is amazing and so are you. We appreciate you and your commitment to our scholar.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Thank you Ms. Gilliam, for being exceptional. It is Teacher Appreciation Week and you still take the time to honor your students during your special week. I really appreciate your continued commitment to our daughter and your push to ensure she is a strong and confident learner. She’s reading, writing, and critical thinking. I can’t wait to see what the end of the year will bring.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    January 11, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    Ms. Gilliam is amazing. She is patient, caring and loving. I am so happy to have her as Aria’s Kindergarten teacher. She has proven that a virtual platform is no challenge for her to ensure her children will progress. Aria continues to grow in her academics and I’m so grateful for her dedication.

  • Kia Gilliam

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Aria Anderson

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    April 23, 2021Recognized By:

    • Aria Anderson

    All I can say is thank you Ms. Gilliam for a phenomenal year so far. Aria was so excited to come back after spring break. She told me you are the best teacher in vet and she wanted to see how your spring break went. I appreciate you being so committed to our children and so engaging.

  • 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.

  • Gregory Goldkind

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    I like how he calls me Zo and he is active and fun.

  • Gregory Goldkind

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    May 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK I love how you call me Zo you are kind I have known you sense pre k 4 I think it has been so long.

  • 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.

  • Estella Gonzales

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Daniel

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    May 3, 2021Recognized By:

    • Daniel

    Gracias Mrs. Gonzales por todo el apoyo que le ha proveído a mi hijo. El entiende más inglés y es un niño muy motivado a aprender más. Con su paciencia y dedicación ha cambiado la vida de mi niño. Muchas gracias que dios la bendiga siempre!!

  • Nill Gonzalez

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nirvan Welagedara

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Nirvan Welagedara

    Every teacher is special not because of their title but inside, it's not their facial indifferences but what they see, and say. And I truly believe that this teacher Ms. Nill is special a woman in pursuit of a future who now teaches Spanish at a Middle School. And that is hardest because one's desire to spread and expand their knowledge to another is a true passion, it is not forced or pushed. Especially Spanish is very much different to many, though I'm not saying English, Science, Math, Music, Art, and PE aren't different it depends on us, and how we think. To have started as a kid, and pursue their future, Ms. Nill took that as teaching kids to be accomplished. I've learned that many teachers are not only someone who has to teach us academic topics, they are mentors. There might not be a conversation or moment in which Ms. Nill and I have had much of a "talk." But I can understand deep down that she is a great teacher. It's one's background that makes something come possible in imagination or reality. Ms. Nill has a passion that shines greater than a star.

  • 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.

  • Nill Gonzalez

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mina Holtzman

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    November 20, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mina Holtzman

    My old schools never really taught us a lot of Spanish. I could never really hold a conversation or know basic vocabulary. Now, I know a lot of new words and phrases all thanks to Ms. Gonzalez! It has been really fun to be able to speak and understand Spanish much more easily. I love knowing that I am actually becoming better at a language and might start to be able to hold up a conversation in Spanish. Another thing I really like about Ms. Gonzalez is that her class is really fun. We got to watch a TV show for a few weeks and it was fun to watch. I can sense that my Spanish is getting better already!

  • 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!

  • Sandra Granobles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ivan Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ivan Huber

    Ms. Granobles me enseñó a tocar el piano virtualmente y fue muy divertido. Yo comencé muy lento y me motiva a practicar y ahora soy más rápido! Ella me escucha y me busca canciones que quiero aprender como la de Starwars! A los dos nos gusta mucho baby yoda y siempre platicamos. Yo aprecio a Ms. Granobles todos los días. Ivan 🍌

  • Sandra Granobles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Isabella Huber

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Isabella Huber

    Ms. Granobles is kind and she even teaches piano after specials during clubs. It was very hard at first, but it got easy by practicing with her. She always motivates us to create music with Soundtrap and to express our feelings with music and art. I loved creating a meditation song with my friends. Thanks to her and the music I felt less sad that I couldn't see my friends in 4th grade. Isabella 👩🏻💖

  • Sandra Granobles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Andrea Moran

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    May 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Andrea Moran

    Gracias por enseñarme a tocar piano. Soy contenta al estar en su clase, porque me gusta aprender las canciones y me gusta cuando aprendimos la canción de Star Wars, y todas las canciones que nos enseña. y porque me gusta que me enseña despacio y así aprendemos más fácil.

  • Sandra Granobles

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Claire and Brendan Polli

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Claire and Brendan Polli

    Thank you for the incredible effort you have made this year to be there for my children. Your reinvention of music class to connect with students online was amazing to see and a favorite at our house. Sound trap was one favorite here! You brought energy, fun, and joy to our home this year. The kids loved your classes!

  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Cecile Greenfield

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Charlotte Wright

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    April 6, 2021Recognized By:

    • Charlotte Wright

    Ms. Greenfield is not only extremely helpful with Charlotte, but also helps me (the mom) with any and everything. We are grateful for Ms. Greenfield because she is always so upbeat and engaging. Charlotte loves to share all her thoughts with her.

  • Gabrielle Gregory

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Imani Nesbeth

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    May 6, 2021Recognized By:

    • Imani Nesbeth

    She is like a cool aunt to me and I love how accepting she is of me and who I am. 💜❤

  • Gabrielle Gregory

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kori Johnson

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    November 22, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kori Johnson

    My teacher Ms. Gregory has changed my life, I never really connected with teachers at all mostly. I was scared when I first met her, then I started connecting with her as a realized we both liked some of the same things. I started participating more than I would in a regular class, I love Ms. Gregory she is a good teacher and I can’t wait to continue learning in her class.

  • Gabrielle Gregory

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Daniyah Kenny

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Daniyah Kenny

    I appreciate Ms. Gregory because she’s an inspirational teacher, she listens out for your ideas and opinions and she’s great at teaching.

  • Gabrielle Gregory

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ruth kassu

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    February 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ruth kassu

    Ms. Gregory is a very nice teacher. She is my ELA teacher and she helps me with lots of my work. Whenever I ask her to check my work she does and I appreciate it. She even sometimes does after school help for the people who need help with their work or missing assignments. She the best teacher ever and I don’t know what I would do without her.

  • Gabrielle Gregory

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kori Johnson

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    February 9, 2021Recognized By:

    • Kori Johnson

    Ms. Gregory has been a great addition to the middle school team. She takes time to make sure her students have the tools they need to succeed. Even with virtual learning, she will pull students out to breakout rooms for individual help. I commend her for helping my student achieve her goals. When students like a teacher they tend to work harder. I have seen my daughter put in the work to make her teacher proud.

  • Gabrielle Gregory

    Whittier Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Thu Bao Anh Huynh

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    April 26, 2021Recognized By:

    • Thu Bao Anh Huynh

    I want to thank Ms.Gregory for helping me so much in my writing, and she knows what students need and she supports us when we do. Although Ms.Gregory is a young teacher, but her teaching skills are the best and no one can say that she is not. Ms.Gregory had only been to Whittier for a year but her love for us did not feel like a year at all. And lastly, you are the cool teacher I ever have in my life Ms.Gregory.

  • Rachel Gross

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jahaun Hardy

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jahaun Hardy

    I’m nominating Ms. Gross, though my son is new to the Powell team. My son Jahaun has autism and it has was a rocky start as he entered the DCPS school system. After a year of hearings, Jahan was placed at Powell. Once his placement was final Ms. Gross reached out to me immediately. She has continued to keep in contact assuring that Jahaun and I were ok. Ms. Gross has since pointed out everything about Jahaun that I was desperately trying to get the former school to see. It was amazing, she has a very strong determinant of success for children with autism, and her actions display real genuine care and understanding. Jahan has since learned how to speak in full sentences since working with Ms. Gross and much more. I’m totally appreciative of Ms. Gross and the heart and devotion she has to work with children diagnosed with ASD. Please award her she deserves it..

  • 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: Lucy Santiago

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lucy Santiago

    Lucy loves Mrs. Guillen l. She’s does for many reason, but mainly because Mrs. Guillen has taught her so much. Mrs. Guillen has patience and determination and has used those skills to teach all of her kindergarteners how to read and write in TWO languages. This would have been no small feat of the kids were in-person, but this was all over Microsoft Teams. Not only has Mrs. Guillen taught them mathematics, reading, writing, and two languages, she has passed on her skills of patience, inclusivity, kindness, and structure, to name a few. We as parents would not have been able to get through this year without the help of Mrs. Guillen. She has provided comfort and a sense of normalcy for all her students. She is Lucy’s and the other kindergarteners a rock in their lives in a VERY important year in their educational development.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ananya nair

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ananya nair

    Ms Guillen makes an effort to engage all the kids and gives them lots of positive encouragement. She is patient and kind. She has really helped my child learn during this hard time .

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Lucy Santiago’

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    March 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Lucy Santiago’

    Sra. Guillen has been beyond amazing. Our daughter LOVES virtual school and can now, thanks to Sra. Guillen, read and write in Spanish and English. We are so lucky to have her as Lucy’s teacher!

  • 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.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Tyson Mann

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    December 23, 2020Recognized By:

    • Tyson Mann

    This is my child’s first year in the Marie Reed Spanish Immersion program. As with most children, this is also our first year learning in a 100% virtual environment but Mrs. Guillen has made the transition seamless. She keeps all of the children motivated and engaged in the lessons each day. My child has picked up so much in the first 2 terms of school.

  • 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.

  • Marisa Guillen

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Innasaha Toubali

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    May 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Innasaha Toubali

    Dear Mrs. Guillen, I don't even know where to start to express my appreciation for you! We have been experiencing one of the most challenging circumstances of our time, and through it all you have been effortlessly teaching our children, plus navigating the uncertainty of the pandemic. I am amazed by your positivity, grace, perseverance, and ability to help kindergarteners learn and grow in a virtual setting. I don't know how you do it, but you truly are a superwoman! Thank you for all that you do - we have so much appreciation for you! Saha wanted me to add this 🙂 "I love you Mrs. Guillen - thank you." Thank you! The Toubali's

  • 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: Shahed Al Sarhan

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Shahed Al Sarhan

    Mr. Haller has made class more fun and has let me understand math better. He helped me understand more about exponents and different things.

  • Michael Haller

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Autumn Cowsert

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    November 19, 2020Recognized By:

    • Autumn Cowsert

    Mr. Haller is always pushing his students to their full potiental When I first started 8th year he always caed on me and I was always shy to answer but then their was a spark and he helps me boost my confidence even when he does not know. He always comes to class energtic and ready to teach his students and when it is time to focus he knows just the wirte words to say.. And I guess I am thanking him for being a very supportive, kind, fun, serious, passionate teacher!

  • 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.

  • Rachel Hargreaves

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Finn

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    September 28, 2020Recognized By:

    • Finn

    She is really nice and supportive and also helps students with understanding the work even when we are just online.

  • Rachel Hargreaves

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Apolo Senkeeto

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    February 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Apolo Senkeeto

    She helped fit in because I was new at the school and helped me be more confident about myself and has taught me to think outside the box and dig deeper into even the smallest things.

  • 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.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chloe Black

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    November 17, 2020Recognized By:

    • Chloe Black

    Ms. Harris is one of my favorite teachers because she is nice and a good teacher.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maya Szymanski

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    December 7, 2020Recognized By:

    • Maya Szymanski

    My daughter, who is her first year at Deal, would like to recognize Ms. Harris. She believes that Ms. Harris is both nice and patient. Ms. Harris explains the material clearly and ensures that everyone understands. As a parent, I appreciate that my daughter likes math more than she has in the past, which is a testament to Ms. Harris. Thank you, Ms. Harris! We appreciate you!

  • 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.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Shawn mcdaniel

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    February 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Shawn mcdaniel

    She is a very nice teacher, she always make sure that everyone knows what is going on. She is one of the nicest teachers I've ever had.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Rahul Sharma

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Rahul Sharma

    At the start of the year I was new to 6th grade math. But as the year started Ms. Harris helped me get better at math when I was struggling, she has a way of making math fun and still learn while simultaneously keep us engaged in class. And my favorite sport is soccer and yesterday Monday,5/3/21 we were talking about what we did over the weekend as we do every Monday and I had soccer tryouts and I was feeling anxious about the tryouts so when I said what I did over the weekend and said my turn about the tryouts I was asked how I did, I said "I didn't know" and Ms. Harris said "I know you did good" and that made me feel really good and happy. That was one of probably over 100 examples of kind she was this year.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Emil Hanna

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    February 8, 2021Recognized By:

    • Emil Hanna

    Mrs. Harris always makes learning more exciting and enjoyable. Whatever's getting learned, Mrs. Harris presents it in a fun way, with a twist. It's never just learning. She lets us slide off topic sometimes, but never too far off topic. It's a great start to the day, and I'm able to relax and prepare for whatever's ahead of me. As my homeroom teacher, I see her everyday except Friday. I'm grateful for that. I don't think I could have gotten a better homeroom teacher. Thank you Mrs. Harris.

  • 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.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Chloe Black

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    January 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Chloe Black

    Ms. Harris is a awesome teacher, I have her for math 6 and advisory. She is nice and one of my favorite teachers. She had made middle school and distance learning become fun and less scary. Although i haven't officially met her in person i feel like i've known her for years. I remember a few months ago at the beginning of the school year how in math class i was struggling and she was helping me work through it.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Maya Szymanski

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    February 10, 2021Recognized By:

    • Maya Szymanski

    I would like to give a shoutout to Ms. Harris (Math) for always taking time to explain when I had no clue what was going on. This happened roughly a week ago when we were talking about powers on variables. I thought that the power also applied to the number, and had gotten the problem horribly wrong. Then she explained to me that the power did not, in fact, apply to the number before the variable. Also, during a support session in which I was in to work on my Required Curricular Task, there was a student who was having difficulties with something their class was working on for a month or so, and Ms. Harris never lost her cool, which I thought was really impressive of her. The rest of that class completely understood the problems, except for the one student. So I would like to recognize Ms. Harris for an honored teacher this month.

  • Nyah Harris

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Mason Day

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    November 16, 2020Recognized By:

    • Mason Day

    She just always was nice and helpful to everyone in the class, and makes sure everyone knows the class work.

  • 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.

  • Chantise Hawkins

    Randle Highlands Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Kami braxton

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    October 2, 2020Recognized By:

    • Kami braxton

    My teacher is awesome she always helps me when I need help and she is a great teacher we have fun and learn at the same time she cares for me and all her students she is the Best teacher in the universes I love you teacher you are the best

  • 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.

  • Charles Helsabeck

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ehsan Serajuddin

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    February 19, 2021Recognized By:

    • Ehsan Serajuddin

    Mr. Helsabeck has made a huge diffence in my life because he is an amazing teacher. He is very caring and when we have an assignment, he makes sure to explain the rules carefully so we know the instructions clearly and can do the work without stress. He has also taught me a lot about reading and writing. I have proof, my lexile level improved by a good amount from the beginning of the year to the middle of the year. I have learned how to add onto paragraphs to make them more detailed. We have also read great books in class and he has introduced me to new ones. Mr. Helsabeck is an amazing teacher and he has made a huge difference in my life and he deserves to be recognized.

  • Charles Helsabeck

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Azmeh Serajuddin

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    January 25, 2021Recognized By:

    • Azmeh Serajuddin

    Mr. Helsabeck is a very kind teacher. I struggle with speaking to others because it causes me much anxiety but Mr. Helsabeck has still kept participation mandatory, he's just given us the choice to write in the chat instead of speak out loud. In class we are