San Gabriel, CA
Ms. Ashley Tarin is a phenomenal teacher who consistently goes out of her way to effectively instruct and inspire her students to learn and do their best. Ms. Tarin took on the role as our grades 5/6 independent study teacher this year for those students who, for health reasons, could not return to in-person instruction. She was able to create an engaging, rigorous on-line learning environment for her students. According to parent and student feedback the learning experience she provided helped students learn and grow socially and academically. For example, Ms. Tarin and her students completed two service-learning projects where they raised over $1000 to aid those in need. Students completed many project-based learning activities and digital portfolios and displayed their work and projects online. Her students adore her! In addition, Ms. Tarin shared her technology expertise with colleagues and was always willing to train and support her fellow teachers. There are good teachers, and there are great ones. Ms. Ashley Tarin is definitely one of the greats!