We would like to honor Isabel Adornado from Newcomb Elementary!
While children in general need plenty of love and attention from their parents and teachers, children within Newcomb Elementary's Life Skills class are very fortunate to have Ms. Adornado, as their teacher. She has the natural ability of enhancing their learning experience with compassion, acceptance, dedication, enthusiasm, and optimism. Ms. Adornado has both passion and concern for her children and this what makes her an impressive special education teacher. Other qualities that characterize Ms. Adornado are: She is able to love and accept all children as they are and challenges them to get 100% and more. She sees that this is especially important for her children. Regardless of their capabilities or behavior each of her students are unique and worthy of her notice. She knows it is important to respect and treat them as unique individuals with unique needs.
By attempting to understand and encourage her students, their learning will be enhanced on all levels. As is the case in any kind of education, students need structure to succeed and with Ms. Adornado’s class this is especially true. She provides the class with a physical and academic structure favorable to their learning. Isabel has the ability to think out of the box and combine both creativity and enthusiasm, which makes her a fine special education teacher. She is joy to have as part of the NES team and family.
Q and A with Mrs Adornado
What do you love most about Teaching?
There are a lot of reasons why I love teaching. First reason is that I love learning and every day gives me the opportunity to grow. Every day I learn something new from what you teach but most of all, I learn something new from my kids. Honestly, my kids have taught me more than I have taught them. There is the irony there and I am thankful for that. Second, I love how I get to witness children's progress and growth and how their face lights up when they finally get the 2+0 problem or when they can finally start to read. Their "Ohhh I know! I get it now!" really makes my heart feel so accomplished and proud. I tell you, it is so fulfilling! Lastly, I love teaching because it gives my life meaning. It makes me want to believe that I have a sense and purpose in my life. There is no other greater feeling to be of use for the good by making a difference in a child's life and molding them to become great in this world.
Is there a group of students or a class period that you are particularly proud of and would like to Honor?
I would like to honor my whole class in Life Skills and also my kids from Kindergarten to 2nd grade. They have made me so proud in the things they have accomplished this year. Aside from the importance of academics, they have taught and reminded me how it's the little things that also count like respect, kindness, manners like please and thank you, saying sorry and such. They have always motivated me to come to school and teach. I am lucky, proud, and truly honored to have worked with each one of them. Their disability was never a hindrance for them to work hard and dream big. I know they'll go far and I can't wait to witness it! My heart is full for all the things we learned and how they made an impact in me to become the teacher I am today. Indeed, teaching them has made me a better teacher but more importantly, just being with them has made me a better person. ♥
Thank you Mrs. Adornado for all that you do for the students at Newcomb Elementary!