#ThankATeacherPBC: John I. Leonard HS Teacher Named PBCSD’s Teacher of the Week

March 2018

The Lancer Drumline marched right into the quiet Media Center of John I. Leonard High School in a rising crescendo to help surprise Sarah Cumming’s as this weeks #ThankATeacherPBC teacher of the week. Her classroom has been described as a “safe place, where her kindness rubs off on her students.” This environment of kindness is exactly why Ms. Cummings was nominated for the award by one of her students.


“Everything is a teachable moment to her,” said Laura Dunlap, the student in her class that made the nomination. “She makes language arts interesting and relevant. She creates a great classroom environment and community where a love of learning and hard work are rewarded. Student work is appreciated, and she always inspires students to do their best.

As the District’s Teacher of the Week, Ms. Cummings received a dozen donuts, balloons, flowers and a $25 gift card donated by ValuTeachers. As a #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week award winner, she’ll also be nominated for National Life Group’s LifeChanger of the Year award, which is given annually to teachers and other School District personnel who make a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence, and leadership.

So Palm Beach County, who will you nominate next? Suggesting a teacher for the Teacher of the Week award is easy — visit the Thank a Teacher website at www.palmbeachschools.org/thankateacher and submit your message of gratitude.

Click here to watch the video.

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