Leslie Roser Receives “I Make a Difference” Teacher of Year Award
Leslie Roser, fourth grade teacher at Flintstone Elementary School, was recently selected as the East Region’s first place winner of the “I Make a Difference” Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by Positive Promotions magazine. This annual awards program is designed to honor exceptional teachers who set the standard of excellence and whose talents and commitment make a difference in the lives of students. Roser was nominated for this award by Flintstone’s principal, Sharon Morgan.
Leslie was one of eight regional winners of this competition, selected by a panel of educators, earning her $500 for her school. She was chosen for “providing inspiration to her peers by exhibiting professional skills and dedication that go beyond the call of duty.” According to Mrs. Morgan, “Leslie is a catalyst in this building. She serves as the School Improvement Chairperson and is organized, focused, and always willing to do what is needed for the benefit of the children.”
While at Flintstone, Leslie has implemented four successful “science days” for students, regularly reviews student data to develop annual goals, and implements new ideas as appropriate. Former Director of Elementary Education for the public school system, Bob McKenzie, described Leslie as “poetry in motion” while teaching. “She is an amazing teacher who takes time to know each child personally. All children in her classroom know they have a teacher, a counselor, a confidante, and a friend for life.”
Leslie is also willing to share her expertise with her peers. Morgan stated “Leslie is a technology wizard. She shares her knowledge with the staff and presents remarkable lessons to her students. Together they have prepared PowerPoint project learning activities.”
Nominations for the 2011 “I Make a Difference” Teacher of the Year Award are currently being accepted, and nomination forms will be available during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 1-7, 2011. For more information on Positive Promotions magazine, visit their website at www.positiveteachers.com.