Apple for the Teacher

November 4, 2013-Sue Schwartz

mssuecroppedToday’s Apple for the Teacher Award recipient is Sue Schwartz from the New Roots Charter School in Ithaca nominated by Victoria Holle.

“New Roots is an amazing school and actually all the teachers are great. Ms. Sue is honestly the best teacher ever! This school is so amazing and there are so many fantastic teachers at this school. I could keep naming them, but I won’t. The reason I picked Ms. Sue is because she shows us that English is fun! I didn’t like English class until she started teaching me. I hope you pick Ms. Sue as the Apple for the Teacher Award because she deserves it. Ms. Sue takes the time to get to know us and ask us how we’re doing each day. She puts smiles on kids’ faces who are having a bad day.”

In her words…

“It is wonderful teaching New Roots students because they are honest and they question the world around them. They continue to amaze, delight and challenge me with their insightful writing and their new ideas about the books we read and the topics we discuss in class. They are also FUN! Just this week, my “crew” class decorated my room with Halloween streamers and spiders while I was away at a meeting. We laugh a lot. I love teaching at New Roots!”

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