"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!

  • Reiss Allen

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Nevaeh McMichael

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    November 6, 2020 Recognized 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, DC

    Recognized by: H.W.

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    March 27, 2020 Recognized 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.

  • Nicolette Allen

    Barnard Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: ZaylaLogan

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    May 5, 2022 Recognized By:

    • ZaylaLogan

    What makes ms.Allen amazing is that she lets me be a leader for my classmates to go to the gym . What makes me excited about Ms.Allen class is she lets me show her my gymnastics moves and makes me feel special when she tells me how good I did , also loves when she reads books to the class . I know Ms.Allen cares for me when she tells me I do a great job at sharing with my classmates, when she’s happy to see me come in the morning for school. When I get the answer wrong Ms.allen let’s me know it’s okay and tells me to try again that’s when I get my confidence back. Ms.Allen supported me doing my tonsil surgery , she wished me luck and checked up on me with lots of love. Happy Teacher Appreciation Day Ms.Allen.

  • Kevin Allen

    Ketcham Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Tristan Austin

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    May 10, 2021 Recognized 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

  • William Alumbaugh

    Fox Hill Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Chase

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Chase

    Honestly in a classroom of 26 you wonder can a teacher even make a difference? The answer is absolutely yes. I get emotional even thinking about it. Through COVID my son was in daycare at a center that pushed for perfection. My son would come home crushed by the day not being perfect or messing up, when daycare was suppose to be fun. NOW my son comes home excited to tell me about his day, achieving more and more and growing so fast. Mr. Alumbaugh took my sons bleak outlook on education and turned it into so much fun and growth. One night we get home and we finish a page of homework, eat dinner, and he sits down on the couch to play Fortnite (every child favorite game). Mid game he stops and turns to me and says "Mom, Mr. Alumbaugh said we should read more, and reading can be fun if you read stuff thats interesting." I stopped in my tracks and thought "Did my son just stop playing video games by choice to read?" And thats exactly what we did we went and read. Every scholastics bookfair he rushes through those pages picking out what he could possibly bring home to read. And yes at 6 years old my son picked out history chapter books to read as a family. He sees his own potential, the need to learn and grow has impacted even my life. We have an open house for school and he begged me to go - he wanted to show me all that he has learned. We first get into that classroom you know what - he sits and reads me a book. Mr. Alumbaugh comes over beaming with pride. Like my one child out of 26 - and this man knows every quirk, need, and where he needs improvement. THAT IS A TEACHER WHO CARES. My son who didn't want to go to school - now every break asks me is it a school day. He enjoys every aspect of it. He comes home and wants to do puzzles, read, and write. Chase has now boasted about the fact he still wants to be a teacher. Chase plays every sport. He is athletic and quite tall. Chase loves video games and challenges. And you know what? Out of all of this he wants to be a Kindergarten teacher like Mr. Alumbaugh. Not a professional basketball player or the next TIK TOK sensation. One thing I love about this man is understanding every child is different. Every child learns at a different pace. In the morning when Chase finished his morning work early - Mr. Alumbaugh has him help his fellow classmates if they need help. How genius is that, how interactive and awarding is that? Chase feels like a leader and he may not be the smartest kid in his class but he challenges himself now. He wants to learn more and help other people. Mr. Alumbaughs kindness and focus has really helped shape my son. I couldnt ask for anything better and I am tearing up even typing this. No mother wants their child to struggle, or to hate school, or to feel defeated because they cant keep up. Mr. Alumbaughs curriculum is perfect for any child growing and learning and developing. When Chase graduates from highschool, I know we both with remember Mr. Alumbaugh his kindergarten teacher who literally shaped his love and admiration for learning. I cant thank him enough.

  • William Alumbaugh

    Fox Hill Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Annie

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Annie

    He was nice and funny. He was very kind and smart.

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Madeline Aebersold-Burke

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    October 26, 2020 Recognized 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, DC

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    November 21, 2020 Recognized 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, DC

    Recognized by: Lucy Getzinger

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    October 26, 2020 Recognized 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 Escuela Primaria
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Yesica

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    May 6, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Yesica

    Ms Alvarado ha sido un gran apoyo para mi hijo le ha ayuda a lograr seguridad y confianza además de enseñarles con cariño. Jorge siempre llega feliz a casa y comenta que ella siempre está ahí para ellos y tiene mucha dedicación y paciencia para que ellos logren llegar a sus niveles académicos

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Natalia Beck

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    May 3, 2021 Recognized 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, DC

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    May 3, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

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

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Ashley Contreras

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    December 2, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Ashley Contreras

    Ms. Alvarado gives us cookies, candy and more to show she appreciates us. She is funny and a sweet teacher. She is pretty with her freckles and she is always helpful in math.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Kevin Martinez

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    December 2, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Kevin Martinez

    She teaches me math and helps me learn more Spanish words and helps me in multiplication!

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Johanh Rivera

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    December 2, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Johanh Rivera

    Ms. Alvarado is the best teacher because she helps me at math and Spanish. In class she helps me read and learn new things that I did not know in a creative way. Thank you so much, Alvarado!

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Direma Bamela

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    December 2, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Direma Bamela

    Ms. Alvarado made a difference in my life because she is teaching me easy ways to do math. Over the months this school year, I think I have done better in math all because of Ms. Alvarado. She has made me love math and has made learning it much easier.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Anabella Bernard

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    December 2, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Anabella Bernard

    Ms. Alvarado makes a difference in my life because she is fun, kind and funny. She helps me with math and Spanish and also helps me understanding Spanish more. She is the best teacher ever! Thank you for everything that you do!

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Rayne Elfath

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    December 1, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Rayne Elfath

    My teacher helped me with my math. She taught me how to catch up in my class for Spanish and Math and now I think I'm one of the most advanced in my math. She is patient and helps the class with confusing questions.

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Devan Tatlow

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    March 9, 2020 Recognized 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.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Zoe Dear

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    December 2, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Zoe Dear

    Ms. Alvarado has made a big difference in my life. She is very understanding of our low grade level because of our year online. She has helped me so much in Math. I really enjoy her lessons. She is so kind, and intelligent. She also has a lot of cool stories.

  • Kathy Alvarado

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Kayin Gunthrope

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    February 29, 2020 Recognized 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, 2020 Recognized By:

    • Margaret Searing

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

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Owen Ambridge

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    February 28, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Owen Ambridge

    Ms. Alvarado gave me challenges when I needed them and was very kind toward me. She is very calm and stays that way under stress.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Justin Bercian

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    May 4, 2021 Recognized 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 Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Gavin

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    May 31, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Gavin

    She is kind to all of us. She lets us play games. She cares about us and she spends time with us teaching us new things and buying us stuff.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Emilson

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    May 31, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Emilson

    I like Ms. Avarado very much. Thank very much you for teaching me.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Jayden

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    May 31, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Jayden

    She is the best and she helps us and that iss why she should get $5000.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Christopher

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    May 31, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Christopher

    She is a good teacher to me.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Luna

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    May 31, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Luna

    She is one of the nicest teachers at Powell. She teaches math and I really like math. She never yells and sometimes she gets mad but she still never yells at us. She teaches in a way that makes it easy to learn. She teaches me in a very fun way.

  • Sally Alvarado

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Jonathan

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    May 31, 2022 Recognized By:

    • Jonathan

    She is nice and she is the best. We play Minecraft. She cares a lot and she supports us.

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