Meet Ms. Perkins at Northridge Academy (NA). She has been nominated by her school leader, Latricia Brown-Coates. When asked how this person made an impact on people's lives, Ms. Brown-Coates said "With a teacher containing the attributes that Ms. Perkins' demonstrates from day-to-day, the lives of our students and staff are made easier as she approaches families and staff with possible resolutions to problems."
Over 10 years of experience in both teaching and serving as an instructional coach for a period of time has left Ms. Perkins with a commitment to her students' success. She currently serves as a point coach for NA's Success for All Reading Strategy program and is the self-contained Kindergarten teacher. At least eight of her students have challenges such as behavioral issues and delays in learning whose parents are not able to lend their support, but Ms. Perkins thrusts forward in demonstrating her love and dedication to their education. She never complains or speaks negatively, she doesn't give up on the children.
We appreciate you very much, Ms. Perkins.
Meet Ms. Blazo at Saginaw Preparatory Academy (SPA). "Ms. Blazo has raised the bar for ELA in our building. She has proven that hard work pays off," said Molly Rundell, school leader for SPA.
The students in Ms. Blazo's classrooms have demonstrated some of the highest M-Step scores in the Saginaw area. She ensures that the ELA common core state standards are taught to all of SPA's middle school students with fidelity. Ms. Blazo takes the lessons she's received from multiple professional learning opportunities and has embedded them into her classroom. She continues to be a positive role model for her students as well as instilling confidence in them to reach their goals.
Congratulations and thank you, Ms. Blazo.
School leaders, assistant leaders and instructional coaches were asked to submit their nominations for monthly Teacher Hall of Fame candidates. We have a primary teacher category for grades K-5 and a secondary teacher category this year for grades 6-12. These nominations are based on the observations the school leaders make in their locations. It is up to them to honor a teacher who they feel embodies the mission of their school. Once the nomination is sent electronically to The Leona Group Department of Academic Achievement, the team reviews the nominees and base their decisions on who best embodies the spirit of The Leona Group and academic success. Congratulations to the 2016 November selections: