Kaylin Stewart, Highland Park Renaissance Academy, 4th Grade
Meet Ms. Stewart at Highland Park Renaissance Academy (HPRA). She teaches with love and passion, while engaging her students all day, and surprisingly, with the same energy level (Wow!) She is the queen of best practices and is truly helping her students plan and be successful in the future.
Ms. Stewart has been with the Leona Group (teaching), going on two years, and she goes at it like a pro, not a novice teacher. She is always looking for materials, ideas, and activities that will benefit her students, even on her personal time. She fulfills students' needs by being a tutor, coach and mentor to them. "Ms. Stewart is one of the most enthusiastic teachers in the building. 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge' - Albert Einstein (This is what Stewart does daily- Rock On!)," says Rachel Talbert, HPRA instructional coach.
Thank you for giving your students confidence and strength, Ms. Stewart!
Alyssa Baron, Academy for Business and Technology Middle & High School, ELA grades 6-8
Meet Ms. Baron from Academy for Business and Technology Middle & High School (ABT). This is Ms. Baron's first year teaching at ABT, and she has an energy that is uplifting to the staff and students. She is a great asset to the ABT team this year. While ensuring her students receive a quality education, she works tirelessly to bring innovative ideas to the classroom. Her students learn from engaging and creative projects Ms. Baron assigns regularly.
Ms. Baron goes above and beyond at the school, participating in the tutoring program, as well as staying with students after school for enrichment activities. "She has shown me that a first year teacher is capable of looking like a veteran teacher," states Dezirae Daniels, ABT instructional coach.
We appreciate your innovation and creativity, Ms. Baron!