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September's Pursuit of Excellence Winners


September's Pursuit of Excellence Winners

Pursuit of Excellence Awards Winners for September 2019

Congratulations to the following employees who are the September 2019 recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Award for the Baldwin County School District.

Ms. Colleen Costello Teacher at Lakeview Academy

Ms. Costello joined the Baldwin County School District in 2018 and her co-worker had this to say about her. Ms. Costello has worked tirelessly to find ways to incorporate her students into all aspects of Lakeview Academy. She goes above and beyond what other teachers in the same type of classroom have done. She has organized the Friday Coffee Club to help her students have more interaction with others as well as to help boost the morale of the staff. She invites classes to come in and have story time as well as a few treats throughout the year. Ms. Costello is creative in her teaching, flexible in providing what is needed not only by her students, but by the entire school, and sets a great example to all at Lakeview Academy.

With the nature of her class, there are no teacher’s manuals to use to teach from, Ms. Costello has to be innovative in creating many of the materials utilized by her students. With this being said, she does an outstanding job of creating and providing the things that her students need in order to achieve the goals that they are working on. She is a great team player to collaborate with because of her positive attitude. Her attitude is one worth catching by all.

Ms. Costello is creative, positive, and always going out of her way to help those around her. She is a large part of what makes LVA the great place it is to work. Ms. Costello, thank you for your example of excellence!

Ms. Yuri Haynes Teacher at Baldwin High School Ms. Yuri Haynes has been working with the Baldwin County School District for over five years. She is praised by her co-worker as being a dedicated Math teacher, who wants her students to not only know the math skills but also to know how to apply them. She always has prepared lessons and activities that will help them to build their skills and confidence. She always extends encouraging words to her students. She is also the BHS volleyball coach, who is building quite a powerful team. She is always willing to help others. She gets the job done, although she is a wife, a parent of three children, and an excellent classroom teacher. Ms. Haynes, thank you for modelling excellence!