SMS Teacher Presented Rising Star Award

The Vermont Association for Middle Level Education (VAMLE) has presented Stowe Middle School Teacher Gerlisa Garrett with its Rising Star Award.

The Rising Star Award is presented to teachers who are in their first three years of middle level teaching and who exhibit a passion for teaching young adolescents and for middle level best practices.

SMS Principal Dan Morrison said, “Gerlisa’s classroom is one where students want to arrive early and stay late.  Students are encouraged to explore, engage and bring energy into their learning.  Gerlisa is an exemplary teacher leader whose success goes far beyond the instruction and classroom, and she is well-deserving of this honor.”

VAMLE’s mission is to inform and guide all stakeholders dedicated to making education relevant and successful for Vermont’s 10-14 year olds.  Middle level educators recognize that young adolescents are in transition between childhood and adolescence, and require programs and practices built on their specific needs.

Please join us in congratulating Gerlisa on her most recent accomplishment.

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