Kindergarten Teacher, Alice Smith Elementary
Alice Smith kindergarten teacher Ellen Wu builds strong, loving, and trusting bonds with her students. Her colleagues note that these relationships are so strong that Wu is often stopped by former students and their families at community events — they just want to spend more time with her.
“This experience shows just how special of a person and teacher Ellen Wu is; she builds relationships with her students and families that last long after they leave her classroom,” fellow kindergarten teacher Annika Sjolie said.
Wu brings warmth and acceptance into her classroom and empowers her students to explore their individuality, creativity, and love of learning. Classroom parent Lana Boord-Barton said that Wu has given her previously anxious and reserved son the confidence and support he needed to feel successful at school.
“My son’s love for Ms. Wu transformed into a love for school, and then into a love of learning. Ms. Wu is the teacher that we will remember forever,” Boord-Barton said.
Q: How does Vision 2031 fit into your classroom?
We love and encourage each other to be the best that we can be for a better future for all. Kindergarten is not too young to begin our foundational building blocks!
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