We would like to take a moment to recognize our Professional Educators of the Year. We will begin with our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Beth Hoatson. Mrs. Hoatson was nominated by her peers for her dynamic, engaging, high achieving and interactive lessons and her passion for not only education, but for her students. Mrs. Hoatson is known to create a classroom environment that is safe, encouraging and a place where students want to tap into their potential and take risks. Her students know that no matter what, they will be supported by Mrs. Hoatson. From Down’s Dog Challenges, to creating hallway master pieces, to reading tough but thought provoking novels, Mrs. Hoatson keeps her students and classroom energized. She is a mentor to many of her present and former students and shows her true Dolphin Spirit! We applaud all that she does for education, our students and our school. Congratulations Mrs. Hoatson- well deserved.
We would also like to recognize our Educational Service Professional, our very own ESL, English as a Second Language, teacher, Mrs. Karen Huerta. Mrs. Huerta was nominated by her peers for always being the professional who is so much more than an amazing teacher to our ESL students Ms. Huerta gives her everything she has to her students, our staff, and our building. She is always willing to pitch in and help in any way possible whether it is to assist with students, even those not under her direction, create and plan for school grants, provide our teachers with effective strategies to implement in their classroom, and make a positive impact on our school culture, climate and appearance. She always implements best practice of teaching the whole child and has tremendous respect of the importance of family involvement and communication. We appreciate all that she brings to our school and students. We would like to congratulate her as we recognize her superb work in our building.