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Teacher of the Year 2017

Ms. Suzanne Hill

Ms. Hill is a creative thinker that brings innovation and new ideas to her students on a daily basis. She masterfully develops collaborative activities for her students that engages students on multiple levels. This creates a classroom atmosphere that buzzes with student interactions and hands on activities. She truly tries to make learning fun and meaningful for her students creating connections that take place in the classroom, yet transcend the walls of the building. It is with great pleasure that we honor her as the Walnut Street School teacher of the year. 

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Teacher of the Year 2016

Ms. Nancy Runzer

Ms. Runzer is the consummate professional that approaches each day with a quiet competence and confidence that carries through to everything she does. In addition to this, she brings with her a gentle demeanor that naturally makes her students feel comforted and at ease with their school day. The result of this is a warm and loving classroom environment that is steeped in personal expectation where all kids are able to achieve their respective academic, social and emotional goals on a daily basis. Patient and caring balanced with high expectations and instructional expertise summarize the value that Ms. Runzer brings to Walnut every day!

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Teacher of the Year 2015

Mrs. Christina Pierce

Ms. Pierce continues to embrace our district mission of “creating a personalized learning experience for our students” in an exemplary fashion. She strives to get to truly know their unique learning needs and personality traits to create rigorous academic activities that tie into student personal interests. Furthermore, she serves as a building liaison with regard to district initiatives such as the strategic plan, district leadership council and technology initiatives. A true team player that supports all aspects of academic, social and emotional instruction and support for her students and their families.

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