Purposeful, compassionate, and responsive are three words that capture the essence of the magic that occurs in Sue Brush’s classroom to make it a special place. She continually strives to make her classroom a very special place for her students! She strives to make her classroom a mirror to her childhood experience. Since she was a small child, school and learning was a very special happy place for Sue Brush.
When nominated by one of her peers, they shared,
Sue does the near impossible everyday with her students. She plays to students’ strengths while being honest with them about their areas of focus and room for improvement. Sue is not content to have students merely repeat what they have heard or read or seen. She truely strives to achieve student understanding and application of concepts. Sue creates a classroom culture where students know that risk and failure are essential parents of learning and acquiring new skills and knowledge.
Sue is a highly effective teacher, reflective practitioner, and purposeful planner. She plans to use each and every minute of the day to enrich learning for the students in her class. Her peers consider her an advocate for students who is not afraid to voice her opinion to advocate for students and families. She is admired as a teacher, colleague, leader, learner, friend, mentor, and mother. Sue is so deserving of this award, yet she is so humble about the incredible impact she has on her students and their families. Please join us in congratulating Sue Brush as the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year for Wethersfield Public Schools.