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Teacher of the Year

It is with great pleasure to announce....

Ms. Adriana Rascon

2018-2019 DLJK8 Teacher of the Year

 

Bio 

I am the teacher who still after 15 years of teaching, loves to decorate her classroom for her students to enjoy.

I am the teacher who reminds her students that their level does not define who they are.

I am the teacher who constantly repeats it’s not where you start, it’s where you end up.

I am the teacher who has more than 300 math lesson activities pinned on her Pinterest boards. 

I am the teacher who tells her students they have one more chance if not she will call their parents and then proceeds to give them 10 more opportunities.

I am the teacher who has consoled students when loved ones have passed or friends have moved away.

I am the teacher who constantly asks herself how can I make fractions fun?

I am the teacher who makes her students dance to the board when they want to answer a question.

I am the teacher who realizes that stickers and candies work miracles in the classroom.

I am the teacher who helps other teachers if needed.

I am the teacher who believes all kids can learn and will repeat herself 100 times until they do.

I am the teacher who buys extra pencils, crayons, and notebooks at the back-to-school sales because I know there will always be a student who needs them.

I am the teacher who has been given the opportunity to work in a math director’s position, but has realized her heart belongs in the classroom and returned.

I am the teacher who comes home to 3 beautiful hyper boys and realizes that her job never stops.

I am the teacher and will always be the teacher that never gives up on her students.

 

Through my years of teaching I have realized that not only have I been a teacher, but I have been a nurse, friend, referee, judge, mother and police officer and sometimes I have played those roles all in one day.

In the end I am the teacher who is blessed to be given the opportunity to interact and teach each student that passes through my classroom door each day and hopes that not only I am teaching them Mathematics, but how to believe that they can do anything they put their minds to.

 

     Ms. Rascon received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Barry University. She then proceeded in receiving her Masters in Exceptional Student Education a year later. During her 15 years of teaching, she has taught 3rd-5th grade Math/Science and has had the role of Math Coach for a K-5 Elementary school. A few years later she worked for an independent company where she was Math Director for 9 charter schools. Ms. Rascon always finds herself returning to the classroom for that is where her HOME is. You can currently find her in room 313 teaching 6th and 7th grade math.  She shares her life with not 1, or 2, but 3 handsome men, her boys. They are her constant reminder to always smile, let go, be silly, be brave, forgive freely and above all live in the present moment.