Hillside Educator Named March Teacher of the Month
Teresa Matthews, Art Teacher at Hillside Elementary School, has been named March Teacher of the Month for Westside Community Schools.
Matthews is awarded $100, thanks to PinPoint Home Sales Group with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. CLICK HERE to watch as Ms. Matthews is surprised in class by Principal Cynthia Bailey, learning she has been named Teacher of the Month!
Matthews received multiple nominations for this honor. Fellow art teacher Cecilia Schultz at Westbrook Elementary offered the following:
- “Teresa is clearly an outstanding professional, mentor, teacher and colleague. Her first priority is always her students, all of them! She is kind and shows her students respect, making sure they not only get a well rounded art education but they know that she truly cares for each one of them. She teaches and encourages her students to find their hidden talents, all while they are learning to appreciate art and have fun doing it. Teresa makes sure her kids are not afraid to make mistakes, because they know their next attempt could be spectacular! She is very good at adapting her lessons to meet the needs of her students, so they all can hove those spectacular moments.”
PinPoint Home Sales Group with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate is one of several local businesses offering support to Westside teachers, helping to make this award possible every month. The team, led by Ben Proctor, sponsored an unprecedented donation, funding the Westside Teacher of the Month program for a full year. CLICK HERE for more information about PinPoint Home Sales Group with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate.
Congratulations, Ms. Matthews and thank you to PinPoint Home Sales Group with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate for supporting Westside teachers!
With the help of local businesses, a special committee will select an outstanding teacher each month, nominated by students, parents and co-workers, to receive $100 and be honored by the Westside Board of Education. To nominate a teacher, or to support a Teacher of the Month award, please email Director of Communications & Engagement Brandi Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.