SESI's Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program

Honoring our most outstanding teachers

SESI’s Teacher of the Year program honors outstanding, innovative educators who lead by example with an unmatched level of dedication to supporting all students. Our TOY Program annually celebrates teachers who exemplify high-quality, evidence-based instruction at SESI while recognizing the importance of equitable education for all SESI students.

Overall Winner
A huge congratulations to Rachael Chatel of High Road School of Hartford: High School for being named the 2022 SESI Teacher of the Year! Your dedication, outstanding performance, and commitment to both SESI’s values and our students exemplify everything the SESI Teacher of the Year program stands for, and we’re proud to present you with this prestigious honor!

Divisional Winners
Congratulations to Aatiqah Ali of Excel Middle Years Academy, Rachael Chatel of High Road School of Hartford: High School, and Pete Storniolo of Sierra School of San Diego for being named Divisional winners in our SESI Teacher of the Year program! This is an amazing accomplishment, one for which you should be extremely proud! Your work stood out among all the Regional winners within your division, and we wish you the best of luck as we prepare to announce the overall winner of the 2022 SESI Teacher of the Year!

Regional Winners
Our 2022 SESI Teacher of the Year Regional winners have been announced—congratulations to every deserving teacher on this list, all of whom demonstrate dedication and commitment to every student and truly make a difference within our schools and community. We appreciate all you do every day and are proud to present you with this honor!

Teacher of the Year Award 2022

Aatiqah Ali

Excel Middle Years Academy

“My personal philosophy of learning and education is that every student brings something to the table MORE>

Jill Fitzpatrick

High Road School at Caroline County

“Teaching is my profession but moreover it is my calling…there are always setbacks and frustrations but overcoming them MORE>

Rachael Chatel

High Road School of Hartford: High School

“My philosophy of learning and education stems from my own personal experiences and my background in MORE>

Christina Geraty

High Road School of Hoffman Estates

“My personal philosophy of learning and education is that no one is ever done learning…Education is MORE>

Dan Jones

High Road School of Sussex County

“My personal philosophy on learning and education is that nothing in life comes easy. Hard work and MORE>

Allyson Coryell

Rubino Academy

“One major aspect of my personal philosophy as an educator is to motivate my students to be the best possible people that they can be. By making my MORE>

Barbara Young

Safe Achieve Academy of Chicago

“As a lover of reading and wisdom, my philosophy of learning is that everyone can show growth and improvement. When MORE>

Erin Juarez

Sierra School of Liberty

“One of my personal philosophies of learning and education is that each child is an individual that can learn no matter what. I focus on MORE>

Pete Storniolo

Sierra School of San Diego

“I believe that students learn best in an inclusive community where they can thrive socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. Faculty MORE>

Lydia PeblyAcademies at Hamilton (Harrisburg)
Erica PorterAchieve Academy of Philadelphia
Viulka Arias GuzmanAchieve Academy of Philadelphia – East Campus
Jalissa ExilAnthony Wayne Academy
Michelle PrettymanASPIRA Academy
Sarma ClouserBuehrle Academy
Cassandara FinkCapital Academy of Harrisburg
Maria Merino-RojasDelco Academy
Joseph VidaExcel Academy North
Tanya Tipton GreenExcel Academy of Englewood
Lisa HendricksExcel Academy of Roseland
Paul GilbertExcel Academy of South Shore
Brandy MawhinneyExcel Academy South
Aatiqah AliExcel Middle Years Academy
Kierra HeltonHenry T. McMillan Campus (Escambia)
Laura DavisHigh Road Academy of Howard County
Jasmine Lee (Murray)High Road Academy of Prince George’s County
Cullen KingHigh Road Lower School of Prince George’s County
Jill FitzpatrickHigh Road School at Caroline County
Cody HughesHigh Road School at Cecil County Alternative Program
Michael CunhaHigh Road School at Cecil County
Thomas McGrathHigh Road School at KIPP DC
Katherine (Katie) KorosecHigh Road School at Smyrna
Jaclyn WinchellHigh Road School at St. Mary’s County
Jess PhiferHigh Road School at Woodbridge School District
Yana GurovaHigh Road School of Anne Arundel County
Cortnee Elliott (Filling)High Road School of Baltimore County
Amy BeirneHigh Road School of Bloomington
Andrew JorgensonHigh Road School of Boone County
Andrew BurlinHigh Road School of Harford County
Rachael ChatelHigh Road School of Hartford: High School
Margaret HoganHigh Road School of Hartford: Primary & Middle School
Christina GeratyHigh Road School of Hoffman Estates
Sheila NoyeHigh Road School of Mount Prospect
Karen LeeHigh Road School of Naperville
Amariah RobbHigh Road School of Nashville
Amanda LutrarioHigh Road School of Providence
Lauren MayerHigh Road School of Santa Rosa
Brandi DeeneHigh Road School of Southern Delaware
Dan JonesHigh Road School of Sussex County
Kathy HargraveHigh Road School of the Quad Cities
Michelle Odo, in memoriamHigh Road School of the South Suburbs
Katherine BetlejHigh Road School of Wallingford: High School
KeShanda GoldenHigh Road Upper School of Prince George’s County
Deanna LameschNorthwest Center for Autism at High Road School
Alyssa MitzelPhoenix Academy
Allyson CoryellRubino Academy
Barbara YoungSafe Achieve Academy of Chicago
Rachel DoerrSeashore Leadership Academy
Brigina TerrySierra Academy of Scottsdale
Maya FukutomiSierra School at Flowing Wells
Erin JuarezSierra School of Liberty
Pete StornioloSierra School of San Diego
Daniel JohnsonStetson Academy
Brynn KovalickThe Graham Academy