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Teacher Appreciation Week

Now more than ever, we are appreciating just how much our teachers do. Parents realize teaching their kids is not as easy as it may seem, students miss the patience and wisdom of their teachers, and everyone else remembers those teachers they couldn’t have made it through school-or life-without. Today, and every day, we want to thank our teachers for everything they have done, and continue to do, to help their students succeed-whether they are with them in person or not. We want to highlight some especially great teachers in the DC area and say thank you for all of your hard work!

Tiffany Jackson (left) is a Master Educator in Washington DC Public Schools and one of the most inspiring teachers. Her classroom atmosphere is the epiphany of a student-centered environment with talking walls built around inclusion for all. As if that weren’t enough, she is also a founding member of Black Girls Teach, a collaborative platform to support and cultivate the unique teaching perspectives, practices, and experiences of Black women as educators. Thank you, Tiffany, for being present and engaged in the lives of DC’s most precious gems!

Tia Watson (right) is a Master Educator in DCPS. She has been a teacher for more than 25 years, acting as a coach and mentor to many of the students whose lives she has touched. She is the teacher who students refer to as their biggest cheerleader on and off the field of life. Often creating a safe space for students to unload and re-energize as she stands shoulder to shoulder helping them break barriers on their way to their definition of success. Thank you, Tia, for taking such good care of our students, and continuing to be a sounding block and role model for them as they grow.

If you have a stand-out teacher that you want to acknowledge, send us their name, where they teach, a photo (if possible), and a little blurb about them. We would love to feature them on our social media for #TeacherAppreciationWeek! And to all the teachers out there, THANK YOU!