At their meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Education recognized and applauded D90 Teacher of the Month for January 2019, Ms. Alyssa Bengtson. This month's employee recognition awards are sponsored by Todd Stonewater, Edward Jones. Congratulations, Ms. Alyssa! We thank you for going above and beyond for our preschoolers.
Alyssa strives to make a difference in the lives of the students she teaches. Her lessons, activities, and plans are creative yet challenging. Her assessments are thorough yet individualized, and her conversations are kind yet honest. Alyssa strives to always become better as an educator. She participates in the preschool-level improvement planning (including presenting and participating in professional learning communities), is an active member of school committees and enrichment programs, and collaborates with other school staff to ensure the needs of the children are always a priority. Director of Early Learning, Gina Harding said, "I have had the opportunity to support Ms Alyssa during challenging conversations with tearful preschool parents. She shares obstacles and road blocks for learning in a compassionate manner that empowers parents and alleviates anxiety- as they worry about their child and what is to come. We are lucky to have Ms Alyssa as a member of our District 90 team as she builds the foundation for our youngest learners!"
D90 and friends thank Todd Stonewater, of Edward Jones, for his continued generous support of our staff recognition awards!