"Stacy is an innately gifted teacher"

Stacy Hamaker, 2nd and 3rd Grade Reading Teacher, Fairlawn Local Schools

The following testimonial was shared by Fairlawn Local Schools in selecting Stacy Hamaker as a 2015 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Stacy Hamaker has served the Fairlawn Local School District for the past 15 years. During this time, she has had a variety of different positions and taught many different grade levels. Stacy is one of those innately gifted teachers who can relate to and teach all ages of students. Stacy has taught first, second, third, fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. At all of these levels, students have performed extremely well.

Stacy is a teacher who gets the top level of value-added each year with her students. Stacy's achievement scores have been 100 percent more than once in her career. She meets the students where they are academically and takes them as far as she can individually and as a group.

Stacy is the consummate professional. She is a team player and a model to other teachers and to her students. When we look for teachers to fill positions, we use Stacy as a measuring stick to determine if the potential is there for the new hire to be the same caliber of teacher. 

Stacy is truly a distinguished teacher!