For the first time in my teaching career, I have received the rating of Highly Effective. This has been an uphill school year but it is all well worth the struggle with this reward at the end. This rating put me halfway onto being a Distinguished Teacher. Being a distinguished teacher says that, I am one of DCPS's top performers, with a record of exemplary student achievement and that I have consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of instructional best practices and may serve as models to other art teachers who are still developing their skills.
I'm more than my title will ever be.