The 2012 Teacher, Staff and Administrator of the Year Awards Banquet was held on November 28, 2012. Over the next 10 weeks, a different recipient will be featured in each Monday.
Shelley Block ~ Innovative Learning Specialist
Co-Teacher of the Year
Adams and Washington Elementary Schools
Shelley joined the School District of Janesville in 2000 teaching third grade at Washington E.S. In 2010, she accepted the challenge of working as the Innovation Specialist at Washington and Adams, where she remains.
Scott Garner, Principal at Washington Elementary School said this about Shelley Block in nominating her for Elementary Teacher of the Year: “Ms. Block is a high performing teacher who shows an extreme talent at working with kids and adults. She works diligently to facilitate and foster positive teacher-student relationships.”
"The learning environment in her classroom was best described as progressive, student-centered, interactive and nurturing. Her ability to connect with children and empower them to achieve to their highest potential is one of Ms. Block’s strengths." states parent Jen Fieiras.
Adams Principal Sally Parks had this to say: "Her innovative projects often integrate many standards and learning objectives in a fun and motivating way for students. She provides clear guidelines and instruction, so students can work independently to increase their own learning. Ms. Block has also put together a fantastic web page for families and students to access at home. At a coffee for families, she shared many of the resources there."