#APSTeacherTuesday is a recognition of a teacher who inspires, motivates and continuously strives to make a difference for our students. Check our social media platforms each week for our #APSTeacherTuesday Posts.
|#APSTeacherTuesday is Zahra Castellano, Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher at Yorktown High School. Zahra says, “Teaching is not always easy, but it is never, ever boring! I enjoy learning and I want my students to find the joy in learning, too.”
|#APSTeacherTuesday is Washington-Liberty’s Health & PE Teacher, Sara Fiorini. Her advice to colleagues is to stay passionate about what you’re doing. When it fades, and it likely will at times, change things up and try something new!Her advice to students, it’s okay to ask for help, be a kind person and look for ways you can contribute to society in a positive way!
|Meet #APSTeacherTuesday, Ashlawn’s, Megan Worek. Megan personally believes that the role of an educator is to arrange victories for students. She gives the students the tools needed for success by creating a positive and productive learning environment.
|Meet our #APSTeacherTuesday from the Arlington Career Center, Mr. Kelah. Mr. Kelah loves his job because it makes him happy and gives him satisfaction. When a student learns something new, that will help them in life, he is happy.
|#APSTeacherTuesday is Lia Gargano, a Kindergarten teacher from McKinley E.S. Lia is a lifelong learner and being in school with the students brings her joy! Her favorite part of the Kindergarten day is their English Language Arts block. Exploring new books and watching students learn to read is very rewarding for her. Lia, you are awesome!
|Meet our #APSTeacherTuesday, Fleet’s Ms. Sarah Switaj. As a teacher, she lives by the following quote by Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” She believes that when children feel valued, loved, and understood, they will take more risks, put forth more effort, and exceed expectations.
|Meet Kayla Buckles for our #APSTeacherTuesday. Her proudest moment was landing her dream job! As she began looking for open social studies positions, she knew that she needed to find a school that aligned with her values as an educator. She wanted a position in a school system that encourages student-centered learning, celebrated diversity, and fostered an environment of excellence. She was absolutely thrilled when she received the phone call from Mr. Underhill that informed her that she had landed the job at Swanson Middle School! Five years at James Madison University lead her to this point in her life, and she couldn’t be more excited!