Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year!
Ms. Maria Marrero has earned 2019-2020's Teacher of the Year Award! Ms. Marrero has dedicated years of service at Hialeah Gardens Elementary School. She has services students in various grade levels teaching all subjects. Ms. Marrero has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the curriculums and students themselves. Ms. Marrero has created an environment in which students feel comfortable and included in all aspects. Her constant words of encouragement and her dedicated instruction has proven to be exactly what the students, the staff, and the community deserves.
Ms. Herly Padron has proven herself as the true definition of the Rookie Teacher of the Year. Ms. Padron has been working in Hialeah Gardens Elementary for years. At first, Ms. Padron worked as an interventionist and a substitute teacher. Over the years, her passion for education has grown and she ultimately decided she wanted to pursue Education full-time. Ms. Padron soon became certified as an Exceptional Student Educator and earned her own class. Ms. Padron worked heavily in the Autism Spectrum Unit at HGE and participated in many school and community events benefiting the cause, research, and program at the school.