Highlands Elementary School
Kayley is an amazing 1st grade teacher. She is about to finish up her 4th year teaching with all 4 years being at the same school. This past year I watched her grow from being a teacher, to taking leadership of being the Team Leader of 1st grade, as well as a mentor to a 1st year teacher. She creates a fun, loving, creative and welcoming environment where students feel comfortable and want to learn. When I watch her teach, I am always amazed by her amount of patience, support and encouragement with her students. This allows her students to feel comfortable taking risks of answering questions and sharing thoughts. She goes above & beyond what she needs to do as a teacher to make learning engaging and fun. She always has students from her past classes always stopping by to say hi. When walking in the hallway near students, you constantly hear “Miss Crawford, Miss Crawford, Miss Crawford” because the kiddos love seeing her. She not only makes an impact on her students, but on families as well. She creates bonds with parents that will last a lifetime! She loves to travel and this cruise would be an awesome re-charge for all the work she puts in!