"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!

  • Carole Young

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Susanna Lyons

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    May 4, 2021Recognized By:

    • Susanna Lyons

    We've only been in Mrs. Young and Ms. Murray's class for one term, and Susanna already lights up when she sees their faces. She loves her morning dance breaks, giving air hugs, and waiting to see what the lesson of the day is. She especially likes it when she learns something about her teachers ("did you know it's Ms. Murray's birthday this week? also she's allergic to walnuts") and she's surprised us by being excited to participate and shout out answers to questions. We are so grateful to you both!

  • Carole Young

    Marie Reed Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Owen Buland

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    February 15, 2021Recognized By:

    • Owen Buland

    My son and I wanted to thank Ms. Young for taking on a big group of virtual PK4 students on top of her regular PK 3 class when their PK4 teacher returned to in-person teaching. Virtual learning for PK students - and using the new technologies that go with it - had really thrown her for a loop (as it did all of us!) last year when my son had her for PK3, we were surprised and delighted to see that she's set up a really great schedule and learning-based activities for the kids now. PK is such a hard age to teach virtually and she's really figured out how to keep them engaged. And she knew that having both the PK3 and PK4 students together on the screen would be too many, so she had to set up a second morning session and small group session for PK4 students, effectively doubling her teaching time. We applaud teachers for their flexibility, persistence, and hard work through the pandemic!

  • Sergio Zavala

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Sergio Zavala

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    March 3, 2020Recognized By:

    • Sergio Zavala

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

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Ella Schonebaum

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    May 6, 2021Recognized 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.

  • Yanming Zhi

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: JONIEL A. BOSTICK-DELGADO

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    May 5, 2020Recognized 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, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eoin Sullivan

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    May 7, 2020Recognized 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, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Eva Okoobo

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    March 1, 2020Recognized 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, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Nura Idriss

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    November 17, 2020Recognized 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, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Samaria

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    November 19, 2020Recognized 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.

  • Veronica Zuccarello

    Campus Educativo de Columbia Heights
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Brian Peralta

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    March 8, 2021Recognized By:

    • Brian Peralta

    La manera en que ella, enseña la clase, lo hace de una manera muy divertida hace que la clase sea muy interesante para mi.

  • Veronica Zuccarello

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexandra Martinez

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    March 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexandra Martinez

    Thank you so much. You also help me so much. Like every time we study for a focus area I always pass. You help me so much and I'm gonna miss you when I go to 7th. grade. I love you so much Ms. Z.

  • Veronica Zuccarello

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Amina Tounkara

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    January 9, 2020Recognized By:

    • Amina Tounkara

    Ms. Zucarello always helps me. Ms. Z is my favorite teacher because she always explains things to understand. For example, when you need help, she will come to you and help you out.

  • Veronica Zuccarello

    Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Alexandra Martinez

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    May 4, 2020Recognized By:

    • Alexandra Martinez

    This teacher had made a difference in my life because she is creative and always there for me and when she teaches its creative and makes me what to do my work and she studying with the class so we can pass. And no teacher does that and take there time to help us and study so that really help and I love her because she care about us and that really stands out to me. I wish her the best.

  • Ruqayah Zuhair

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Laila Brown

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Laila Brown

    She helped me with getting welcomed to the school.

  • Ruqayah Zuhair

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Gianna Cellini

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • Gianna Cellini

    She has been super nice and caring.

  • Ruqayah Zuhair

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: David Ogbenna

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    October 26, 2020Recognized By:

    • David Ogbenna

    My teacher has made a impact on my life by teaching me so I can use math in the future.

  • Ruqayah Zuhair

    Alice Deal Middle School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Emma Britton

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    February 9, 2021Recognized By:

    • Emma Britton

    Ms. Zuhair is very good at noticing what people need and when she is always trying her best to help us learn and making sure we are doing the best we can at all times and really pushes us like before every quiz she makes a practice quiz that is very similar to the real quiz and she helps us with anything we need and she always is the first teacher to email you back if you have a question.

  • Allan Zuniga

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey Schneider

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    February 16, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey Schneider

    He is kind and active.

  • Allan Zuniga

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Justin Berican Avila

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    May 7, 2021Recognized By:

    • Justin Berican Avila

    Mr. Zuniga, you taught me how to do exercise. I've done well with you teaching me excercise and I've grown a lot better so thank you and you're the best!

  • Allan Zuniga

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Jorge Lopez

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    December 2, 2021Recognized By:

    • Jorge Lopez

    I appreciate Mr. Zuniga because he teaches me how to be a leader and how to be better at soccer. Thank you!

  • Allan Zuniga

    Powell Elementary School
    Washington, District of Colombia

    Recognized by: Zoey schneider

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    May 5, 2021Recognized By:

    • Zoey schneider

    you are so kind happy teacher appreciation week.

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