This year’s teacher of the year has impacted the lives of countless students and the entire school community.
Throughout her career, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the success and well-being of her students. She understands that teaching goes beyond the classroom, and she goes above and beyond to ensure that her students have the support they need to thrive academically, emotionally, and personally. Perhaps most remarkable is her unwavering advocacy for her students. She understands that education is not just about imparting knowledge but also about advocating for the needs and well-being of those in her care. She is their voice, their champion, and their advocate.
As a mentor and friend, she has touched the lives of not only her students but also her colleagues. She willingly shares her wealth of knowledge and experience, always eager to support and uplift others. She leads by example, demonstrating professionalism, responsibility and fostering a culture of family among the staff.
This teacher is a teacher leader in every sense of the word. She actively participates in her professional learning community, seeks to find the best resources and practices in her content area. Traci’s voice is heard and respected, both within the school community and beyond.