What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month?

In the past few months, High Roads School of Windham County has experienced many changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One change has been that our school is now conducting online learning from home via zoom, google classroom, google hangout, I-ready and other online learning programs. Another change at our school is our newest teacher, Ms. Felix, a welcomed addition. Ms. Felix came aboard well versed in computer programs and has been instrumental in the success of virtual schooling at Windham County. It has been an easy decision to name her staff of the month.
Ms. Felix has accepted and excelled at the role of special education teacher. She has been an important contributor in applying remote learning for our students and has successfully guided students to embrace their online education. She has a special gift of presenting instruction in an understandable, enjoyable manner. Ms. Felix is a dedicated, patient, and caring teacher. One of her students, Alex, is quoted as saying “Since Ms. Felix and I began working together, I’ve found online learning a lot less challenging and a lot more interactive. Her welcoming, understanding personality made me comfortable talking to her almost instantly. Although she is a teacher and I am a student, I consider her to be one of my closest friends. I couldn’t be more grateful for having a teacher like her.”

Ms. Felix has been an employee at High Roads School since August 2018. She has worked as a Teacher Assistant as well as a Substitute Special Education Teacher at different locations. Ms. Felix is a team player and is always willing to step in and help wherever the need is. She remains flexible and yet consistent in her approach to teaching and always meets the diverse, individualized needs of her students.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication Ms. Felix!

Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month?

She is hard working, dedicated and flexible during distant learning.

Provide a quote from the school’s director regarding this staff member’s impact on the school.

Ms. Campelli, the Regional Instructional Specialist, adds “Ms. Felix is an absolute pleasure to work with. She excels at any and every task that she is given. In terms of curriculum and instruction, Lina always strives to make her lessons engaging and relevant to student’s interests and learning levels. She constantly soaks in new knowledge given to her and applies it at a speedy rate to better both her own teaching and her student’s learning. She works countless hours preparing for the best education for her student’s, always putting them first. Ms. Felix is one of those special people whose work ethic and dedication to the students at High Road Schools shine. She truly is someone I feel privileged to have the honor of coaching and leading.”

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