"Visiting the students, staff and families at Colfax Elementary for the Thanksgiving luncheon reinforced to me the sense of community, commitment, and positivity that everyone there models for students daily."
-- Erin Ellis, Early Education
"During a recent observation, I was teaching a lesson on the 'Give and Take Strategy' for addition with my fourth-grade math group. A student cut me off mid-sentence and said, 'Miss Sara, you make it look so easy!' My observer bust out laughing in the back as all the other students were nodding. I guess I really do like teaching math and that energy showed through this day!"
-- Sara Hamilton, Joe Shoemaker Elementary
"Being hired was my first and favorite memory of this semester! Meeting so many terrific, intelligent and resourceful people within the time I have been with DPS has been enlightening and encouraging on so many levels! I'm happy to have started a new journey with wonderful people and to continue making awesome memories!"
-- Teresa Ramirez, Nursing Services
2. "Nathaniel is a sixth-grader who joined band this year. When it came time for students to pick an instrument to learn, he took a risk and decided to be the only student to play the oboe! He was so excited that he practiced every night and worked so hard to learn to play independently."
-- Priscilla Shaw, Hamilton Middle School
1. "This year, we trained our Student Ambassadors to facilitate activities in the classroom for Ninth Grade Academy and they did an amazing job. They worked hard to make sure our freshmen felt welcome and informed about our school and community. The spirit of our students and staff set the tone for the culture this year, which is why its my favorite memory from the semester."
Alyssa Richason, George Washington High School