Teacher of The Week Reminds us That Educators Were Born to do What They do
When you surprise someone with flowers, cake, and the title of Teacher of The Week and they so humbly reply, "Aw, well I'm just doing my job", you know they're doing what they're meant to do.
Our new Teacher of The Week was so surprised by our phone call to tell her the news and congratulate her, and she just kept reminding us there's nothing else she'd rather be doing.
Congratulations to Suzanne Freeman from Washington Elementary School! Suzanne was nominated by her colleague Colleen McDonald and the nomination letter reads -
Suzi is a bilingual Special Education teacher who works with many students who are significantly delayed in their academic skills. She always has a smile on her face and a warmth in her voice; she treats her students with great love and respect and constantly affirms her students as smart, valued, and special. Suzi is very patient in teaching and re-teaching basic skills to help her students be successful at their level. As one of Suzy's colleagues at Washington, I know she reaches out to team members to collaborate in ensuring the students receive all the support to which they are entitled. Suzy is informed, flexible, prepared, determined, conscientious, and extremely compassionate, and I would be excited to see her recognized as a 97ZOK Teacher of the Week.
Our call with Suzanne immediately showed us why she was nominated and chosen to be 97ZOK's Teacher of The Week. She truly has a passion for what she does, and no pandemic can change that.
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