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May 5, 2010

CCSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

    Words of Thanks!- Posted May 5, 2010

  • Sylvia Chitty, Wando High: for being a great teacher, guidance counselor, listener, advisor, and adjunct mother to my child, which means everything to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • Shavonna Coakley, Mitchell Math and Science Elementary: for all of her inspiration and constant support to me. Being at first year teacher at Mitchell, she has given me help and advice. She truly cares about her students. Mrs. Coakley has a positive attitude and smile which lights up the room! Thanks Mrs. Coakley!
  • Sondra Fahney, James B Edwards Elementary: [She] is one of those people who exudes "awesome elementary teacher!" She naturally smiles while she speaks and is extremely knowledgeable about the technique and art of educating first graders. My child has made immeasurable progress this year under her loving, caring and well-honed leadership.
  • Stephanie Gatton, Charles Picnkney Elementary: for all your help this year! Your enthusiasm and support have really helped!
  • Tammie Granger, W.B. Goodwin Elementary: [Her] knowledge of "new" technologies allows her to inspire all the students she teaches. She is always ready to lend a hand and help out fellow teachers. Her reward for her dedication comes from her former students many of whom attribute their own successes to the start that she gave them in kindergarten, first and second grades!
  • Rae Ellen Greenberg, Wando High: Ms. Greenberg has taught Computer Introduction classes for the Wando Community Education program for several years. The majority of her pupils are adults 35 and over; several in their 80's. She exhibits a vast knowledge of the subject area and is extremely patient in teaching many people who have little or no knowledge of computers. Ms. Greenberg is an asset to Wando High School and the Charleston County School District.
  • Barbara Grigsby, Stall High: The activities she plans, her enthusiasm, her patience – it’s all incredible. Thank you so much for being a wonderful teacher! Your students are lucky to have you in their lives.
  • Heather Hall, Burke Middle and High: [She] is such a wonderful and caring teacher! She has differentiated her instruction to work with students of very different ability levels. She has also worked hard to raise money to provide her students with music therapy, which has assisted many students with their communication skills. She is a model teacher, and I thank her for all her hard work.
  • Tiffany Henderson, Charles Pinckney Elementary: for all your hard work and patience this year! I have learned so much and love you!
  • Emily A. Hutmaker, North Charleston Elementary: [She] is a nice teacher. She is always friendly to others. If we do our best on the MAP test, she lets us have a dress down day or extra recess. She helps our class to learn all of our subjects.
  • Melanie Johnson, North Charleston High: for leading the way in being a phenomenal educator!
  • Judy S. Jones , St. Andrew's School of Math and Science: She and the faculty at St. Andrews Elementary have made my child's transition during his first year an enjoyable and meaningful experience! The leadership and patience of the faculty and staff have not only influenced the learning of my child, but have also helped his parents as we adjust to a new school.
  • Nancy Lane, Drayton Hall Elementary: [She] is very knowledgeable and is generally interested in her student's achievements. She is a wonderful team player that always contributes. Not only does she care about her students, but she cares for her coworkers also. She has helped out more times than I can count and could not imagine my year without her!
  • Ashley Meek, Sullivan's Island Elementary: [She] is a team player who has never met a challenge she did not accept. Her dedication to the profession and hard work positively impacts our students' learning.
  • Christopher Nisoff, James Island Charter High: He made me realize my passion for math. He also gave me the dream of being a math teacher. Because of his down-to-earth attitude and how he made math actually apply to everyday tasks, it somehow became vitally important. I teach my classes today with the focus of how they will apply it and where they have and will continue to see it.
  • Coach Phillips, Charleston Charter School for Math and Science: for being a role model and excellent coach to the students at CCSMS. Not only do you coach basketball, but you prepare our children for life. Thanks for being encouraging, motivating and humorous all in one. You are appreciated!
  • Roberta Smith, Military Magnet Academy: [She] is by far an "Exceptional Teacher." She teaches with such great passion and dedication. Her love and compassion for the students that she teaches is without question, second to none. She has a genuine attitude and is a great motivator for her students. She has what it takes to launch our students to their highest potential.
  • Susan Steed, Charles Pinckney Elementary: for all your hard work and patience this year! I have learned so much and love you!
  • Fronde Stille, Wando High: for being a great teacher, guidance counselor, listener, advisor, and adjunct mother to my child, which means everything to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • Karen Szlosek, North Charleston High: [She] is passionate, empathic and truly caring for her students. She actively has sought life skills and experiential education in creative and unique areas that previously were untapped. She is proud of and an advocate for North Charleston High School.
  • Stephen Thomas, St. James-Santee Elementary: He is a positive role model who enjoys excellent rapport with the kids and is very creative in imparting instruction. He sets high expectations for ALL his students and helps them to achieve their goals, as he provides positive reinforcement for their efforts.
  • Tammie Toribio, Charles Pinckney Elementary: for all your hard work and patience this year! I have learned so much and love you!
  • Brittany Walburg, North Charleston Elementary: [She] teaches our CD- four year old class. She always engages her students in learning fun new concepts. She goes above and beyond to take her students out over the weekend for a special treat when they have mastered their goals. She is an active member of the leadership team and always displays a positive, professional attitude.
  • Ladora Waters, North Charleston High: for being an exceptional teacher, chairperson, and colleague. You are always willing to lend a helping hand.
  • Tammy West, Sullivan's Island Elementary: [She] is an organized teacher who puts an incredible amount of time into planning lessons that engage and motivate her students.
  • All Staff, Burns Elementary: Thanks for hanging in there with me.
  • All Staff, Charleston Progressive Academy: Your dedication to educating the students at CPA is relentless. Each and every one of you are TOP at what you do. Everyday that you walk into CPA, it is apparent that children come first! Thanks for ALL that YOU do in making CPA all that it is!
  • Child Development Staff, Chicora School of Communications: You're the best! Our team exemplifies teamwork. I'm thankful to work with such a positive, hard working group of ladies!
  • All Staff, Daniel Jenkins: [The school] has a great high school staff all around! I enjoy working with these excellent teachers and our great teacher assistants. Great people!
  • All Staff, Hursey Elementary: The Hursey stars first guide the children with their sincere hearts, gentle hands and bright smiles. Second, their light shines bright with fortitude and dedication to never compromise best practices and take full responsibility for teaching the children. The light of the Hursey stars acts as a path for our children to follow as they place one foot in front of the other supporting our children's confidence in their learning and stamina in reading and writing.
  • Art Department, James Island Charter: I served in a long-term capacity here, and I considered going back to school for art certification! Those ladies are very special!
  • Fourth Grade Team, James Island Elementary: You always keep parents abreast of students' progress, and we are glad to have teachers like you. Having a fourth grader has been easy because of your continued support of our children. Thanks to the greatest fourth grade team.
  • All Staff, Lincoln High: for the hard work and dedication to duty. The reward will be great! Continue to excel at what you do. You are truly appreciated for the pivotal role you play in molding the minds of the young on a daily basis.
  • Staff, Murray Hill and Daniel Jenkins Academy: for all the work and patience [you have] shown.
  • All Staff, Sanders-Clyde Elementary: for your hard work and dedication to our children!
  • All Charleston County Teachers: A great big "Thank You" to all from District 9 PTA.

Read Other "Words of Thanks" Submitted During National Teacher Appreciation Week!


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