2016-05-03

At City Year Philadelphia, our AmeriCorps members don’t guide student success alone. The progress of a student scholar is the result of team collaboration. This includes the great partner teachers that we work with in the classroom. As a part of Teacher Appreciation Month, we would like to thank our partners in education for helping #makebetterhappen every day. Thank you for believing in the future of your students and in the power of young people. Because of the example you have set, we know that great teachers are…

Resilient
“Mrs. Thomas has taught me resilience in the classroom, no matter how disrupted things may be in the moment. A great teacher always has to have a plan B. I appreciate her patience, resilience and care for each and every student.”
- Desmond Harrell, City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps Member serving at Universal Alcorn Middle Year Academy

Consistent
“Mr. Utsey showed me that especially as a male of color we have an obligation to be a present and emotionally consistent role model for our students.”
-Ivan Vivar, City Year Philadelphia Senior AmeriCorps Member serving on the Civic Engagement Team

Great Communicators
“Mrs. Lane has shown me that silence and non-verbal communication hold great power. Our students appreciate silent applauses, smiles, thumbs up, stickers and hugs. I appreciate Mrs. Lane for always leading by example and inspiring me daily.”
-Nicolette Hamilton, City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps Member serving at G.W. Childs Elementary School

Patient
“Ms. Fisher and Ms. Turella have taught me the importance of being patient and meeting children at the level they are on in order to help them excel. They are great leaders, teachers and role models for our students to look up to.”
- Zakiyah Ingram, City Year AmeriCorps member and William D. Kelley STEM Academy

Role Models
“One thing I learned from Mr. Fulton is that you have to carry yourself the way you want to be perceived, especially as a black male in education. I appreciate the many useful life skills I learned just by observing his action in the classroom.”
- Desmond Harrell, City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps Member serving at Universal Alcorn Middle Year Academy

Set High Standards
“I learned from Mrs. E that we should push our students to meet high standards so that they become star students!” 
-Ivan Vivar, City Year Philadelphia Senior AmeriCorps Member serving on the Civic Engagement Team

Let their Personality Shine
“My partner teachers have shown me how you can balance holding students to high standards while also being open and personable with them. From Ms. Day's legendary, wacky costumes to Ms. Rickards' humor and cool demeanor, our students know that their teachers do more than just educate--they bring personality to the classroom!”
-Dennis Elwell, City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps Member serving at G.W. Childs Elementary School

Serve the Community
“I admire and respect Mr. Brettle's 20 years educating Philadelphia school children, and continuing to serve the community in which he was raised. I appreciate his trust in me, and I value the work that we accomplish together!”
-Shannon Fasanella, City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps Member serving at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School

 

 

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