Congratulations to this year’s September Teacher of the Month, Kiki LeBlanc! Kiki is one of the original D’Evelyn teacher’s having been an integral member of our community since the school opened 26 years ago. She plays a key role in school leadership serving as the Math Department Chair and demonstrates her instructional excellence as an Algebra/Geometry 1 and Geometry teacher. Some comments we received recognizing Kiki as teacher of the month include:
Kiki has redefined the words "helpful colleague" in my time at D'Evelyn. She is selfless and always willing to be there for others. She has helped run the Sunshine Club, been department manager, and always cooks more than the rest of the math department combined when we provide breakfast to the staff :) She is a very important cog in D'Evelyn.
Please join us in congratulating Kiki LeBlanc for being the 2019 September Teacher of the Month!
Incredible teachers inspire others to learn and reach their full potential. At D’Evelyn we are extraordinarily fortunate to have teachers who inspire our community on a regular basis. Every month we collect nominations from students, parents, other faculty members, and many others in the community to recognize one teacher to be the Teacher of the Month. These teachers demonstrate excellence in Instruction, Peer Support, Community Service, Dedication and Leadership as demonstrated below with some of the comments submitted to honor them. This semester we are honored to recognize the following individuals for receiving this award. Thank you to all our teachers and especially those earning Teacher of the Month this semester!
March Teacher of the Month: Rush Daly (High School Social Studies)
Mr. Daly does an excellent job of engaging his students in the learning of the day. He understands that while we are a teacher led/whole-group instruction school, that the best way to do that is to encourage students to get involved in his lectures. He has a variety of ways in which he checks for understandings and his students are often asking challenging questions which he is eager to take and have other students attempt to answer. With his department, he is always trying to understand the deeper reasons why we do the things the way we do at D'Evelyn, and he isn't afraid to challenge the status quo if he doesn't think it is good for kids. He goes above and beyond the regular teaching duties by attending sporting events to show support and make connections with his students. In summary, Rush is a teacher that lifts students up, and makes them feel more confident.
February Teacher of the Month: Becky Paschke (Instrumental Music)
Becky has been so supportive of me as the new Vocal Music teacher. She has guided me through numerous new-teacher pitfalls, has come into Concert Choir during her planning to lend an ear, and asked me to listen to the marching band to offer them some musical insight. The amount of work she and her team have put into the marching band season is extraordinary. She is ALWAYS at school, working hard, and smiling even harder!
January Teacher of the Month: Kristine Sweney
She has made my starting time at D'Evelyn so much easier. In many ways her class is my favorite because it is not boring, she is so kind, and English is my favorite subject. My stress has been overwhelming and she has greatly helped with stopping some of it. She seems like she enjoys her job and she seem really dedicated to her student’s wellbeing and her class. She is a very kind teacher as well as being very educated in her subject. This is why I vote her Teacher of the month, she deserves recognition for how wonderful she and her class are.
Congratulations to all our Teachers of the Month!
If you would like to submit nominations for Teacher of the Month, please do so by visiting the D’Evelyn homepage (www.develynjags.org) and clicking on the Teacher of the Month icon.
By Mr. Dan Wille
Please join us in congratulating the December 2018 Teacher of the Month, Devon Lawrence! Devon always brings a positive attitude to the school and is an excellent Art Teacher. She’s been consistently recognized for her instructional excellence providing top-notch learning opportunities for all her students as she is always willing to offer individualized support to each and every one of her students. One student noted how she is “always encouraging every student to perform efficiently and successfully” while another highlighted her positive personality saying, “Mrs. Lawrence always brings happiness while thoroughly challenging us to be better.” Thank you, Devon, for everything you do for our students and all the wonderful attributes you bring to our community.
Teacher of the Month
Each month, the D’Evelyn administration will recognize a winner of the Teacher of the Month Award. The award recipients will be chosen based upon nominations from students, parents, and members of the D’Evelyn faculty and staff. Teachers may be nominated and subsequently recognized for Instructional Excellence, Peer Support, Community Service, Dedication, or Leadership.