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Teacher Spotlight – Rebecca Kott

This post was written by Chris Reid, Instructional Coach. I’m excited to introduce you to one of the teachers that I coach: Rebecca Kott! Rebecca shows real strengths in promoting a positive classroom climate, especially the way that she authentically praises and builds relationships with her students. Read below to learn more about the great … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight – Cheryl Holmes

I’m Stephen Perrault, and I’m excited to introduce you to one of the teachers I work with, Cheryl Holmes. Cheryl shows real strength in her use of time, especially the way she maximizes student processing during her Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus classes. Read below to learn more about the great things going on in Cheryl’s … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight – Shadi Kafi

I’m excited to introduce you to one of the teachers I work with, Shadi Kafi. Shadi shows real strengths in promoting positive climate, especially the way that she positively narrates behaviors to create a warm atmosphere in her room. Read below to learn more about the great things going on in Shadi’s classroom. —Stephanie Sullenger … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight – Molly Frye

I’m Karin, and I’m excited to introduce you to one of the teachers I work with, Molly Frye. Molly’s biggest strengths lie in student behavior and teamwork, especially the way that she has incorporated whole brain strategies (movement and chants) to meet the needs of her students. She has also set up effective tracking systems … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight – Mary Moore Lowenfield

I’m JoAnna, and I’m excited to introduce you to one of the teachers I work with, Mary Moore Lowenfield. Mary Moore brings joy, passion, and her love of art to her students daily, and she has a clear strength in creating positive, engaging classroom climate. Read below to learn more about the great things going … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight – Gerthy Eugene

I’m Stephanie, and I’m excited to introduce you to one of the teachers I work with, Gerthy Eugene. Gerthy shows real strengths in student engagement, especially the way that she plans for students to engage in real-life application of her content. Read below to learn more about the great things going on in Gerthy’s classroom. … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight – Sharline Law

This post was written by Calvin Stocker, Instructional Coach. I’m excited to introduce you to one of the teachers I work with, Sharline Law. Sharline shows real strengths in questioning strategies and promoting a positive climate, especially the way that she engages students in the content and helps them overcome misunderstandings. Read below to learn more about … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Stephanie Sullenger

What is your role on the TEam? Instructional Coach Where did you study? List all that apply. University of Texas at Austin, Hook ‘Em Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? Given the right circumstances, every student can be successful. The teacher is the deciding factor in the classroom; each day they can … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence Teacher Spotlight: Marcela Rodriguez

What organization do you work for? YES Prep West What grade-level and subject do you teach? I teach 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in the Learning Lab. Where did you attend college and in what did you major? I graduated from the University of Houston with a major in Sociology and a minor in … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence Teacher Spotlight: Jocelyn Thomas

What organization do you work for? YES Prep NORTH FOREST “Da Forest”!!! What grade-level and subject do you teach? 11th grade U.S. History Where did you attend college and in what did you major? List all that apply. I attended Smith College (Northampton, MA) where I majored in Afro-American Studies and minored in Women’s Studies. … Continue reading

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