Our Raider family would like to congratulate Dr. Nefertiti Washington! She represents us as our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.
This is Dr. Washington's twentieth year in education. She loves becoming a partner in learning with her students. "Seeing them apply what is being taught in the classroom outside of the formal walls of education -- to make it real" she said. She also loves learning who her students are as people and helping them develop themselves into young adults.
Dr. Washington said she impacts her students by being authentically herself. "I do not want my students to see me only as a teacher, and then be shocked to see me out shopping for groceries or playing a game of laser tag with my family and friends," she said. Having her students realize that she's a person who makes mistakes and continues to learn is important to her. She wants her students to realize that she contributes to the school and community while also growing in her own abilities -- in spite of what others might think.