HMTCA Teacher Recognized by the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Ronald McDonald House of Charities

SPOTLIGHT On EXCELLENCE     Issue 21     December 7, 2012

HMTCA Teacher Recognized by the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Ronald McDonald House of Charities

 
Autumn Baltimore, English Teacher at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) was recently recognized as the 2012-2013 Connecticut Association of Schools, Middle Level Exemplary Educator of the Year and Ronald McDonald House of Charities 2012 Local Hero Awards.
 
Ms. Baltimore is an outstanding educator, a tireless worker and a strong advocate for all children.  She is the kind for teacher that any parent would want for their children.
Principal of HMTCA Sally Biggs, in her letter of recommendation, cited “Ms. Baltimore will give you 110% all the time.  She is honest, reflective and most importantly puts her students first.  Ms. Baltimore is truly dedicated to ensuring the academic success of each child!  She is a creative, innovative, and exciting educator.  Students in her classroom experience a wide range of instructional activities including:  Literature circles, cooperative learning groups, peer instruction, role playing, direct instruction, and collaborative discourse.  In her role as team leader, she has successfully mentored new teachers and managed a variety of challenging situations.  She strives for excellence and is a team player.
 
I her letter of recommendation, Catherine Horton, form Hartford Public Schools Principal, cites, “Autumn Baltimore has a natural ability to connect with her students and motivate them to exceed their own goals.  Her expectations for all students are high, and she provides them with the needed skills to meet those expectations.  Ms. Baltimore differentiates her instruction based on the needs of her students.  She goes above and beyond expectations in creating and modifying materials to challenge or support students.  
 
Elizabeth Gunn, former Hartford Public Schools Assistant Principal, current Career Specialist at HMTCA stated “Ms. Baltimore will often act and dress the part of a character to reinforce a specific lesson.  
 
Ms. Baltimore’s knowledge, enthusiasm, and wonderful personality are a perfect combination for student learning.  Ms. Baltimore cares about every student and his/her academic success.”
 
 
 
 

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