RAVE Winners 2020

RAVE Winners 2020

Suzann Baldwin, Spanish Teacher - Abraham Lincoln High School- Distinguished Service Award Winner for April 2020

"Suzann is passionate and enthusiastic about the subject that she teaches. The manner in which she guides, redirects and delivers instruction is done in a way that ushers not-so-confident learners into being confident learners and developing strong learners into self-propellers of learning.  Suzann is in tune with her students' levels of proficiency and encourages them to challenge themselves. She maintains a highly professional approach for colleagues and families and maintains a nurturing approach to ease students who speak with her. Suzann is a longstanding teacher of the Spanish language, who is grossly due recognition, thanks, and acknowledgment."-Nominated six times 1/2020

Tina Huie, 2nd GradeTeacher -Frank McCoppin Elementary School- Distinguished Service Award Winner for February 2020

"Ms. Huie exemplifies so many of SFUSD's core values. She is student-centered in the way she approaches and tackles each individual student's needs. She treats your question, big or small, as her highest priority and if she doesn't have an answer, will do her best to find you one. She is such a team player and goes above and beyond the core curriculum to make learning an enriching experience for her students. Ms. Huie's students love her. As teachers, our time is very limited so we cherish any break we have. During Ms. Huie's breaks (recess, lunch, before school) you will almost always see students in her room. She opens her classroom up in her free time to provide her students with a safe space to socialize. Ms. Huie is innovative. She always has fun and interesting projects for students to work on.." - Nominated 04/2019

Jennifer Hancock, Secretary - McKinley Elementary School- Special Service Award Winner for February 2020

"Jennifer always goes above and beyond when helping staff, students and families. Words are inadequate to express our appreciation for all that she does each week: from taking care of the sick child to making sure teachers have supplies needed to function each day to her positive attitude that infects the rest of us and can make for joyful learning." - Nominated 12/2018

Kay Hones, Librarian - Civic Center- Distinguished Service Award Winner for January 2020

"I am nominating Ms. Hones because of her tireless work with our students. Ms Hones has helped students write grants for projects that students are starting. Ms. Hones has helped students get funding for graphics printing (sweatshirts and printing mediums), a barber chair for braiding and cutting hair, couches for classrooms, etc." - Nominated 12/2018

Julia Smith, Teacher - Rooftop Community School- Distinguished Service Award Winner for January 2020

"I have never seen a person so genuinely dedicated to the success of each one of her kids in her classrooms. She is constantly going above and beyond in so many ways. She connects with students in her classroom immensely, handing out handwritten notes every day to kids with a quick “pick me up” which one parent said 'goes right above their bed and stays there for them to see every day.' Julia is an inspiration to me and all at Rooftop!" - Nominated 02/2018 and 12/2017