Teacher, Hamilton Middle School
"Joel is a wonderful teacher who lives our Shared Core Value of Collaboration every day in our school! During our ACCESS Test preparation, he stepped in to collaborate and create rosters, schedules and spreadsheets to facilitate our administration of the test and students' understanding of times and sessions. Joel advocated for our ELLs and was approved for a field trip to see the Colorado Symphony. For most of our students, this is the first time they will be exposed to such an event. Joel has a generous heart and always keeps his 'cool' with our students even when they are difficult or challenging. Joel also created a Pokemon-Go club for students who hang out after school and wait on their parents. This is a great opportunity for students to be active and interact with other school mates."
-- Yuly Johanna Melo, Hamilton Middle School