Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Seeing students grow as members of a learning community.
Multiple Disability Support
Working with wonderful students and families. Also, having the opportunity to develop a lifelong love of reading and writing in students.
K-5 special education
Ninth-12th-grade life-skill learning support
Getting to work with great people and watching my students grow and become successful.
Ninth-12th-grade dramatic arts, 10th-grade English literature
Watching my students enter the world after college as artists, singers, innovators, actors, teachers and a multitude of other things.
English, interdisciplinary, philosophy and various electives.
When a student recognizes feeling joy in learning and wanting to learn more ... I revel in seeing kids finding interest, exploring intellectual curiosity and appreciating (instead of fearing) challenges.
Watching my students grow academically and spiritually, not just in first grade, but through their years at St. Annie’s.
Ninth-, 10th- and 12th-grade biology, AP biology and human anatomy and physiology.
Being able to watch the students I know realize their goals.
Sixth-grade language arts, Eighth-12th-grade writing skills and 9-12th-grade creative writing.
My greatest satisfaction ... is the opportunity I have to participate in the maturation of young writers.
t: Autistic Support
Seeing students grow toward independence and make progress in their own individual ways.
Media Elementary School
My greatest teaching satisfaction is watching my students grow as learners and knowing that when they leave me ... I have given them the best I have to give.
11th-grade American literature, photojournalism
It’s awesome when students return to tell me how well they’re doing and to relate how what they learned in my class was beneficial.
I love it when I can really connect with my students and their families. When I can make an impact on my students’ lives both academically and personally, it’s incredibly rewarding.
Enrichment studies teacher
From colleague: “Marie Neeson is responsible for hundreds of ‘ah ha!’ moments in the educational paths of her students. To say that she touches and influences her students’ lives is just not saying enough about Marie. She teaches students in the gifted program who she challenges, nurtures, then challenges some more, to independently learn about themselves and the opportunities available in life.”
(Neeson will receive her award posthumously.)
Getting an opportunity to work with students and forging relationships with them. I love not only being a teacher, but also a mentor, someone they can count on and look up to.
Strath Haven High School
As a teacher, coach and class adviser, I have been able to wear several hats and get to interact with teenagers in many rewarding ways, perhaps more rewarding to me than anyone.
Seventh-Eighth-grade English language learners
Nourishing multiculturalism, ethnic diversity and fostering a sense of belonging for my ELL students.