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Maria Valdiva named the Teacher of the Year

Lewiston Independent School District
Lewiston, ID- Released by the Lewiston Indep. School District
Congratulations to Maria Valdiva for being named the Teacher of the Year! This award, sponsored by the Murray Group, includes a $500 grant.
Each spring nominations for are gathered from parents, students, and district staff members.  A committee of past teachers of the year considers each nomination and as a committee, select the recipient of the award.
Here are a few words about Maria from students, parents and fellow teachers:
• Completely student driven.
• Meticulous about lessons and learning-selects strategies that have an impact and meets the needs of students
• Relationship builder –an edutainer, creative, caring, patient and responsive.
• A Tough teacher–but a kind and compassionate person working to meet the needs of all her students.
• Helps each student learn, grow and become a better person while working with this teacher.
• A thinker, a collaborator, a motivator
• Able to talk to me in kid words so I understand the meaning and the learning needing to happen–makes learning easy
• Creates an amazing learning environment that meets the needs of every student and finds ways to help every student achieve at their highest level…
Congratulations, Maria Valdivia for being named the Lewiston Independent School District Teacher of the Year!

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