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A Day Made Better

Working to erase teacher-funded classrooms

  • Year Won
    2011
  • Nominator
    Kathryn Page

Thelma Liszak

Lincoln Elementary School / Mesa, AZ

Ms. Liszak is a first year teacher who has hit the ground running as she teaches her 4th and 5th grade students at Lincoln Elementary School. She goes above and beyond as she volunteers to sit in a dunk tank to raise money for the school,dresses up in costumes for assemblies, and creates a family-like environment in her classroom. She makes language come alive for her students, painting pictures with her own words. Her assessment results in her classroom are evidence of her success in reaching her students. She is a passionate, caring, and highly successful teacher and this is her first year! I look forward to her future contributions in education! She deserves to be honored for her "above and beyond" efforts!