2016-2017 EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR:
ELIZABETH ZIELINSKI – CANYON BREEZE ELEMENTARY
Sally Farrington Wrote:
“Elizabeth Zielinski is currently a first grade teacher at Canyon Breeze Elementary, and my son has her. My daughter had her in kindergarten and when Natalie began first grade, she had the potion to choose Ms. Zielinski again. We were ecstatic! Natalie's entire class became best friends. They were like a little family for two years. At the end of that time period there were some tears shed, especially by Ms. Zielinski. She had gotten quite attached to the little ones.
Ms. Zielinski is attentive, passionate and caring. She strives for excellence every fay. The children respond to her like I have never seen with another teacher. She is organized, energetic and encouraging. She truly believes that every child has the potential to excel and it shows in her work. Part of the beauty of her method is he lets the children just BE when she deems necessary. Because of the bit of autonomy that they have, they respond with enthusiasm and truly want to learn. It’s exciting! My son has made fantastic strides in his reading and writing and we are only one quarter into the school year..
As you can see, we have had a lot of experience with this wonderful teacher. She truly is a gift to this school, these kids, and this community. “