If you do something wrong in class, Ms. V will speak with you one-on-one and try to understand what’s going on.
If you’re upset, Ms. V will give you space and let you calm down. She cares about what you’re going through.
She builds relationships with students and she cares. She embodies our new motto--
every child, always
--she really takes it to heart. She invests in every
child, even beyond the classroom, supporting them after school and in their extracurricular activities. She is always doing “check and connect”...disciplinary referrals are not her go-to solution.
-Terrie Ellerbe, Dean, Abraham Lincoln Middle School
Her ability to establish relationships with every student, whether hers or not--it can be a student who is in her classroom for a timeout or who’s passing in the hallway--that’s her #1 golden gift.
-LaTroy Strappy, Principal, Abraham Lincoln Middle School