"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!

  • Jacob Abebe

    Barnard Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Mena Seifu

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    December 1, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Mena Seifu

    Dear Mr. Abebe, thank you for fixing computers and devices. You help the school's main resources so we can use them. You are so nice and generous. So this is why we want to thank you! Sincerely, Mena.

  • Khadija Abidioun

    Whittier Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Mohmed

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Mohmed

    My name is Massiel Perez I have a four-year-old son that attends Whitter Elementary school. Before my son started school in person in the fall of 2021, I experienced an immense amount of fluctuating emotions. My son Mohamed was non-verbal, experienced occasional emotional outbursts, and it was his first time going to school. I was unsure of how he and the teachers would receive each other. In June of 2020 he was given a provisional diagnosis of autism. That same year he began virtual classes, but it wasn’t as effective as I’d like. I was still very worried on how things would be once in person classes became available again. The following year he began in person classes with Ms. Khadijah Adiodum and it was the smoothest transition I could’ve asked for. Before the first day of school Ms.K (as we call her ) extended an invite to her class room. Visiting the classroom before the first day of school, gave us a chance to meet Ms. K in person. It also gave Mohamed the chance to see and get a feel of the environment he would be in. After our visit with Ms. K at the school I felt very positive about his first day, and I knew that Ms. K would be the perfect teacher for my son. Ms. K is very special to me and my son because she has been a key component in my son’s growth over the course of the school year. Before my son started school in person his vocabulary was very limited. He barely knew his colors and numbers. My son vocabulary has improved so much he surprises me every day with new words, and he is able to identify many objects. My son walks around identifying all the colors he sees in sight. He is now able to express himself a bit more which has help calm his emotional outbursts. Ms. K is always available to address any questions or concerns. Ms. K goes above and beyond for my son and her students. In the beginning of the school year, I experienced a hiccup at the school with my son. There was an incident in after care where my son’s emotional outbursts got the best of him. I expressed to Ms. K that I was thinking of withdrawing Mohamed out of after care, and she quickly came up with a solution. Ms. K expressed to me how she feels aftercare is beneficial for Mohamed’s growth. As he can interact with other students who vocabulary is more advance and how it can expand his social skills. She introduced me to extend day where Mohamed will stay in her class until 4:30pm and then head to aftercare until my arrival. Mohamed was officially diagnosed with autism in the fall of 2021.Ms. K doesn’t place my son in a bubble based on his Autism diagnosis. She sees so much potential in my son, and she is helping him achieve all his goals on His IEP. In preparation for upcoming school year Ms. K has been informing me of the next steps for my son educational growth. She has provided different options she feels will be the most beneficial form him. I am very grateful to have Ms. K as Mohamed Pre-k4 teacher. She has help him in so many ways. Mohamed has improved so much, and we can all see the difference in his vocabulary, behavior, and interactions with others. Whittier is an amazing school with an awesome staff. We look forward to next school year. This school year has exceeded my expectations and its all thanks to Ms. K. Her hard work and dedication for my son and his classmates does not go unnoticed. She is genuinely a very loving and caring teacher who is making a big impact in my sons’ life. It’s not easy being a teacher and Ms. K does with effortlessly.

  • Khadija Abidioun

    Whittier Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Nori

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Nori

    helped me with my child things she can do better at and she is doing great at

  • Shobha Abraham

    Greenbriar Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Maite

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    May 23, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Maite

    She gives us prizes and candy, donuts, and more. She is the best and she does special things to make normal things fun! She cares for our safety, and she spends money on her students.

  • Shobha Abraham

    Greenbriar Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Anaya

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    May 23, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Anaya

    Ms. Abraham is an amazing teacher because she makes school fun! She cares about us when there is a fight she calms us down and she takes care of it. She makes sure that we know everything that she teaches us!! I hope you pick her!! P.S. She spends money for donuts and candy every Friday.

  • Omar Abu-Sabha Lopez

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Richard

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Richard

    I am a student from CHEC (Columbia heights educational campus) and I want to graduate of high school and go to college and I like science but I like more chemistry and I like history to I want to help my family. And My I want to make a honorable mention to Noel E. Because she is a great teacher and she teach a lot of thing. Mr Lopez A. is a great teacher becuase he teach chemistry and make us easier to learn the subject.

  • Sadiya Abubakri

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Zo'nique Green

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    April 14, 2020 Recognized 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, DC

    Recognized by: Ja’kiyah Johnskn

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    May 6, 2020 Recognized 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.

  • Sadiya Abubakri

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Ma'Khynzie

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    February 13, 2020 Recognized 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.

  • Azmi Abusam

    Digital Pioneers Academy
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: William Amey

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    March 12, 2020 Recognized 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.

  • Camilo Acero Posada

    Willow Lake Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Cameron

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Cameron

    Mr. Nico is very funny. I see him help my friends in class. I try to be nice like he is to everyone. Sometimes we all play soccer together and it is fun.

  • Regly Acosta

    Allisonville Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Layla Hutcherson

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    February 7, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Layla Hutcherson

    Mrs. Acosta has been an amazing teacher in both spanish special class and in our normal class. She always ensures that our daughter is engaged and understands what is going on. We are so thankful to have her as a teacher!

  • Jacqueline Acosta

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Odalis Santos

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    February 9, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Odalis Santos

    Ms. Acosta has made a difference in my life because when I needed help she was there to help me. She made me feel loved and special. I wish she was still my teacher. Thanks to her I learned so much and I look forward to going to the 6th grade. Thank You!

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: David

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    May 31, 2022 Recognized By:

    • David

    She wants us to be sucessful. She helps us.

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Angel Abrego

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    March 25, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Angel Abrego

    She teaches me new things.

  • Erica Adams

    Allisonville Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Reese

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    April 25, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Reese

    Reese and Charlie were both lucky to have Mrs. Adam's as their third grade teacher at Allisonville Elementary. She is truly an inspiration because she makes an effort to instill a love of lifelong learning in each of her students. She has been a difference maker for Reese and Charlie and so many others who have had her as a teacher. If you asked them what their favorite memories of Mrs. Adam's class would be they would tell you stories about climbing out the window to read, giving crayfish silly names and singing songs about math facts. The joy they experienced as her students will forever be in their hearts. "We love Mrs. Adam's", they would describe. This year Mrs. Adam's class received second place in the "I love to read Challenge" There were over 100 classes in Central Indiana who participated to see how many minutes they could read. She cheered on her class every day encouraging them and praising their hard work. In the end it wasn't about the amount of minutes, but the adventure they experienced as a class to celebrate reading. Mrs. Adam's is the teacher who comes to cheer you on at your baseball game. She writes you a note when it's been a rough day, or meets you at the bookstore to read together in the summer. She's the person who motivates you to bring a headlamp in the car so that you can get in those reading minutes at night, stays after school to practice math, and goes above and beyond. I remember once begging Mrs. Adam's to move up and teach 4th grade and she shared with me that she didn't think she could teach anyone who was taller than her. As Charlie and Reese keep growing they continue to love learning- a tribute to being inspired by one special teacher.

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Bayrum Cardona

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    March 25, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Bayrum Cardona

    She teaches me a lot of math and science and she is patient, kind, and funny.

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Vareth

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    March 29, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Vareth

    I like it when she does math and she does stuff from real life. She teaches us things for the future.

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Bayram

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Bayram

    She teaches me math and science and she is patient with me and kind

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Yareth

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    June 9, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Yareth

    Nice kind helpful math

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Angel

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Angel

    she teaches ne new things and nice

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Angel

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    June 9, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Angel

    Kind, the best teacher. She shares things.

  • Janet Adams

    Brightwood Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Jessica

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    June 9, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Jessica

    She is fun. She helps me learn Math. Lets me stay inside and helps a lot.

  • Amia Adams

    Allisonville Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Londyn Hutcherson

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    February 7, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Londyn Hutcherson

    Londyn had Ms. Adams for summer school 2021 and she made a huge impact on her during her summer school session. Ms. Adams made sure that Londyn was prepared academically for 1st grade while also preparing her for a second year at Allisonville. As a parent I can tell that Ms. Adams is very passionate about teaching and goes above and beyond for her students.

  • Tonja Adams-Jones

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Gary Carrington

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    September 9, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Gary Carrington

    Ms. Jones is definitely an asset to Payne. She is firm, fair, and consistent. She treats the children with kindness that allows them to know she cares and applies enough firmness so they know she means business. She wants all her children to excel and it shows in the way she interacts not only with the children but also with the parents. I am blessed to have her as one of my son's teachers.

  • Tonja Adams-Jones

    Payne Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Gary Carrington

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    January 13, 2021 Recognized 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.

  • Matthew Agrall

    Barnard Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Emely García

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    November 18, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Emely García

    Dear Mr. Agrall thank you so much for teaching me. Thanks god that your in 5th grade with my classmates but I don't get that much time to see. Thank you so much 😊🤗

  • Matthew Agrall

    Barnard Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Javier

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    April 8, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Javier

    bear Mr. agrall Think you for the help you did for me in 4 grade and in 5 grade I want to think you because you and my teacher had help me in this year and last year and made me reach my gold and ms. rutherford she help me a lot to and I know that you came in 5 grade because of me and think you because I wood not be like this if it wasin't for you and I think you so so so so mach. bear Mr. agrall and Ms. rutherford

  • Matthew Agrall

    Barnard Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Emely ]

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    April 8, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Emely ]

    Mr. Agrall was so nice when I was in 4th grade. It just add it another new teacher in my life. If one day I see you in the future Mr. Agrall I just want to say... you were the best teacher in 4th grade to 5th grade and that I miss you.

  • Matthew Agrall

    Barnard Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: bismeidy

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    April 8, 2022 Recognized By:

    • bismeidy

    Mr. Agrall is nice to me. He is always helping me do my best. He makes sure I understand the lesson. He makes leaning fun when he tell jokes. He going to miss me when I leave for 6th grade AND I am going miss him.

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