Apple for the Teacher

October 30, 2013-Cathy Gee

cathy gee croppedToday’s Apple for the Teacher Award recipient is Cathy Gee from Ithaca City School District nominated by Linda Dickey.

Cathy Gee has worked as Social Worker in the Ithaca City School District for over 25 years. As associate principal of Boynton Middle School, I have had the pleasure of interacting with Ms. Gee on many occasions. I have always been impressed by her interaction with students and her dedication to equity.

Ms. Gee is enthusiastic and creative. Ms. Gee excels at engaging students. She uses creative and innovative teaching techniques to help her students. She is an advocate for justice. She is dedicated in helping students finding healthy and realistic ways to resolve issues. She uses the Second Step Curriculum in helping students deal with typical teenage issues such as bullying, peer pressure and self-esteem. Many students seek out Ms. Gee for help with conflict resolution. Her door is always open. Ms. Gee is always willing to go the extra mile for her students as well as families.

Ms. Gee is a culturally competent educator. Her instruction embodies multiple voices and perspectives. She enriches her instruction by bringing in materials that are culturally relevant to the students she works with. Ms. Gee has also been an equity mentor for several years. She has worked with faculty members as well as students on issues of justice and fairness. Ms. Gee has been an organizer and active participant in Boynton’s Black History Day Celebration.

Ms. Gee has touched the lives of many children. She is caring and compassionate and has inspired many children to reach for their dreams.

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