Teacher Of The Year

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Ms. Takia Dill

As a teacher, I believe that I must teach, motivate and encourage each student I encounter to be the best they can be academically and citizenship-wise. I teach and practice the seven pillars of character in the classroom and they are an invaluable resource. The seven pillars include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship, and empathy. It is important to teach and revisit these good character traits for future success at every academic level. Academic content and these traits provide a foundation for success in multiple ways and challenge the normalization of failure.

My Favorite Thing About Teaching

To start with and maintain an attitude of “NOT YET.”  To teach, motivate and encourage all students to maintain an attitude of “NOT YET” in the presence of failures, uncooperative teachers, and anyone else that tries to derail their AVID success train.  To share my knowledge of and belief in the AVID system, to move our AVID program schoolwide.

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