"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!

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Jefferson

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Jefferson

    Mr.Z has a great personality and he is very approachable. If a student has a problem he talks to them and trys and make them feel comfortable.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Christopher

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Christopher

    This Teacher has taught me a second language which is Spanish, I enjoyed learning the language cause it helped me understand more about language and the Mexican culture. He is a very relax Teacher and helps his students a lot and has shown a kind heart to others. He has been there to make sure that all the students are comfortable and able to work in his space. Also he gets along with all the students that he comes in contact with.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Lucia

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Lucia

    Mr. Z is an awesome teacher. Even if I didn’t have his class he would always support me. He support me with my club. Latino student Union. He always tries to help us out. He is really supportive. He inspire us to continue doing better and bring Latin culture. He has also helped with college.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Jocelyn

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Jocelyn

    Mr Z has always been a fantastic teacher since the beginning. Hes always been there for all my clubs such as MSK and LSU. He is my Advisory for latino students union, not only that but the soccer coach. He always does an amazing job teaching and helping me understand. Best avid, spanish teacher, advisor ever! He totally deserves this for the soccer team and the our club.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Kimberly

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Kimberly

    This teacher is so awesome because he makes sk many sacrifices for his students! Even though hes not properly stabled he constantly always makes sure his soccer team and club have what they need provided. Mr Zagal is an amazing person and teacher and he truly deserves it.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Jocelyn

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Jocelyn

    Mr Zagal is an amazing human being. Just two days ago.., he had risked his life for all the students on campus during off school hours. He made sure each kid individually made it out the school safe. While other teachers left, this made my heart smile. My daughter had a botfriend here and all his soccer players waited outside for him to make it safe. This says alot about him. Due to his actions , teaching skill, and supportive system.. he truly deserves every single bit of it.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Salvador

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Salvador

    Mr. Zagal isn't only an excellent mentor but also an amazing soccer coach. With him we've lost and won many games (mostly lost) but he is the reason why we never leave the pitch with a frown. He always aspires for us to be great and to keep moving forward. Even when we he's struggling financially he finds it in his heart to pay for our meals when we do not have sufficient funds. In the classroom he's always looking for ways to make us succeed and as one of his Spanish native students I can proudly say that he's taught me some things I didn't even know as a first language Spanish speaker. His determination inspires many of his students Including myself. Mr. Z is also the advisor of the newly formed club named LSU(Latino student Union) which has proved to be a very successful club. Organizing events like a piñata celebration when everyone came together to dance. Movie night outside (something never seen in Morningside high school) , and a FIFA tournament. This is one of the only clubs that truly does listen to its members and is welcoming towards all no matter the ethnic background all thanks to Mr. Zagal.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Yoni

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Yoni

    Me ayudado en mis estudios es un excelente maestro se preocupa por mis grados y me ayuda a prender inglés

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Luis

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    December 7, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Luis

    Mr. Zagal is the best teacher in Morningside High School for several things because he is a kind person, he is always there when you need him and because at Morningside High School he is enrolled in 2 classes. He is the Spanish teacher and Study Skills, he is also in a group that is called “ LATINO STUDENT UNION” and he is also the soccer coach at Morningside High School, and that is something that you have to admire because he takes time of his life to help the students in school so that is something I admire from him. Also I remembered that one day the soccer team had a game and I was too hungry and he invited me at McDonald’s because I didn’t have no money, and he just told me that he was going to buy me food.

  • Isaias Zagal

    Morningside High School
    Inglewood, CA

    Recognized by: Kevin

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    December 11, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Kevin

    He is the best teacher ever

  • Elisa Zamora

    Nora Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Vaiza bouamatou

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    May 10, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Vaiza bouamatou

    Hi miss Zamora ur my fav teacher helper.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Elisa Zamora

    Nora Elementary School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: emily

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    May 6, 2024 Recognized By:

    • emily

    porque me ayuda a ser mis trabajos de la escuela porque me ayuda a traducir en espanish me ayuda a decir que aga Algo de mi trabajos medise que le eche ganas que SI puedo para que aprenda ingles

  • Debra Zarobinski

    Westlane Middle School
    Indianapolis, IN

    Recognized by: Keyon

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    November 17, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Keyon

    nice and not rude

  • Sergio Zavala

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Sergio Zavala

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    March 3, 2020 Recognized By:

    • Sergio Zavala

    My teacher made a difference in my life because I'm learning more English and improving my level and English.

  • Abir Zenait

    Engineering and Science University Magnet School
    New Haven, CT

    Recognized by: Aisha

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    December 13, 2023 Recognized By:

    • Aisha

    Sh always put the time and effort to help her students and especially me, always taking time to help me on my work and programs I’m in, and staying after school for me just to help me on my work and has tons of patience with me. So thank you so much!!!

  • Abir Zenait

    Engineering and Science University Magnet School
    New Haven, CT

    Recognized by: Sokhna

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    January 2, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Sokhna

    The teacher I want to honor is Mrs. Zenait.. What makes her awesome is her attitude and her dedication in teaching Arabic. I’ve learned so much from her so far and her culture as well. Some things that make me excited to go to her class is helping her around the class and as well as decorating the class. The way she lets me know that she cares about me is telling me that I’m doing great and saying that I’m doing a good dob in her class. What she does to make me a better and more confident student is correcting me in the work that I get wrong to help me build a better level of understanding so that next time, I’ll know how to fix it. Mrs.Zenait has supported me inside and outside of the classroom, and says hello all the time she sees me. She also loves to compliment my outfits that I wear, which I think is so nice of her.

  • Abir Zenait

    Engineering and Science University Magnet School
    New Haven, CT

    Recognized by: Caleb

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    February 20, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Caleb

    She is an amazing woman, she makes learning Arabic fun!

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Eva Okoobo

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    March 1, 2020 Recognized By:

    • Eva Okoobo

    Dear Mr. Zhi, thanks for being an awesome Chinese teacher & giving our 7th period a fun and loving class. Love, Eva

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Joniel A. Bostick-Delgado

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    May 5, 2020 Recognized By:

    • Joniel A. Bostick-Delgado

    Mr. Zhi has changed my perspective of foreign language teaching. He has always taken the opinion of his students and used it to adjust his lessons to make us more engaged. I remember one time before the bell for 5th period rang, before I walked in, he tapped me on the arm and pulled me aside. He asked me, "Do you want me to be nice to you today, or want me to be serious?" Of course I said to be nice, but since that day he has always asked me the same question, and since that day I have been able to pay more attention in his class and have more fun (because I have ADHD).

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Eoin Sullivan

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    May 7, 2020 Recognized By:

    • Eoin Sullivan

    Mr. Zhi has not only helped me learn Chinese, but he has also helped me mature as a person. I have had him as a teacher from 6th to 8th grade and he has always made class enjoyable. Mr. Zhi has worked hard to get to know each of his students. In 6th grade I didn't know a word of Chinese, however now I know about 800 words of Chinese.

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Nura Idriss

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    November 17, 2020 Recognized By:

    • Nura Idriss

    Mr. Zhi is a really great teacher because he makes class fun and encourages us to interact with each other and participate. He teaches in a way that is interesting and easy to follow, and makes sure to leave time for questions. I think Mr. Zhi is a really great teacher and defiantly deserves recognition. I believe everybody owes him a big thank you!

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Samaria

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    November 19, 2020 Recognized By:

    • Samaria

    My teacher has just made learning a whole new experience for me. His class is just full of challenging activities and I always learn something new.

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, DC

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    May 6, 2021 Recognized By:

    • Ella Schonebaum

    Mr. Zhi always helps me when I have forgotten a word in Chinese and is always willing to give second chances. For instance, I was doing a Chinese presentation and forgot how to say a word, that should have taken some points off but Mr Zhi reminded me of how to say it and I just kept going and got a really good grade.

  • Claudia Zimmer

    Roberson Middle School
    Houston, TX

    Recognized by: Kamille

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    February 21, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Kamille

    Ms. Zimmer is an amazing teacher who is very helpful and kind. I always look forward to attending her class because of her positive energy and the calming presence of her animals. Ms. Zimmer shows that she cares about me by providing plenty of positive feedback and being a great listener whenever I speak to her or others. As both a teacher and a friend, Ms. Zimmer is truly amazing and helps me become a better student. She supports me daily by giving motivational speeches and not getting angry easily.

  • Wallace Zimmerman

    Dekaney High School
    Houston, TX

    Recognized by: Laura

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    March 5, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Laura

    Mr Zimmerman is a fantastic teacher. He care about his students and their education, making sure to answer any confusion or problem they are having about class or life. He makes an effort to know his students individually and shows interest in what they like. His lesson plans are entertaining and well thought out. His class is a friendly and supportive environment that I look forward to going to every day and feel safe in. These reasons are why I nominate Wallace Zimmerman as best teacher.

  • Wallace Zimmerman

    Dekaney High School
    Houston, TX

    Recognized by: Anthony

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    March 5, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Anthony

    If I had to sum who Mr.Zimmerman is as a teacher the only word I have for him is “amazing”. He always makes his lessons worth attending class and gives us amazing advice on work. He is one of those rare teachers that you find shares the same interest as you and actually want you to do better in life. He has supported me and a lot of other students both academically but also personally. All in all he is an amazing teacher

  • Wallace Zimmerman

    Dekaney High School
    Houston, TX

    Recognized by: Adriana

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    March 5, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Adriana

    Mr.Zimmerman is a great teacher since he finds a way to make what I would consider 'boring' history, fun! There's not a day in the classroom where my classmates aren't laughing with the teacher. Of course, although fun and laughter are common in the classroom we always manage to get ahead of schedule with the coursework. If we ever need help, be it in the classroom, or out of school problems, he tries to put himself in our shoes or explain our doubts. He is also very patient. I do find myself excited and relieved when it comes to 5th period because Mr.Zimmerman is one of the few chill teachers we have. I know Mr.Zimmerman cares about all his students equally because he's always there for us. He always explains issues thoroughly which makes me more confident about my knowledge. I don't ask for much in class so I haven't had much chance to see what he does, but I have heard about him helping many students in and out of school.

  • Wallace Zimmerman

    Dekaney High School
    Houston, TX

    Recognized by: Anthony Rojas

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    March 27, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Anthony Rojas

    He’s just a grate guy and an amazing teacher. He makes history fun and I actually learn when it comes to his class. He is always patient and flexible with us witch makes him an even better teacher.

  • Elizabeth Zollshan

    East Rock Community and Cultural Studies Magnet School
    New Haven, CT

    Recognized by: Josiah Serrano

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    May 10, 2024 Recognized By:

    • Josiah Serrano

    A good teacher

  • Elizabeth Zollshan

    East Rock Community and Cultural Studies Magnet School
    New Haven, CT

    Recognized by: khalise payne

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    May 10, 2024 Recognized By:

    • khalise payne

    what makes her awesome is that I'm taller then her, and that she says hi in the hallways, she let me know she cares about me that she always gives me hugs.

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