The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), has recognized Latham Centers teacher Monique Williams with the pretigious "Teacher of the Year" award. This is the second year in a row the honor was bestowed on a Latham Centers teacher.
The announcement by Latham Centers really says it all...
As a teacher, Monique is one of the best! Monique’s creative approach to both health and physical education curriculums have aided our students in being engaged and interested in physical activity, healthy eating, and personal growth and development. Monique has done an excellent job aiding our students in becoming physically active in variety of ways. She has implemented a yoga curriculum utilizing small body movements to practice deep breathing and calming techniques. She has created a weight training program using circuit rotations for large and small motor skills. Monique has taken a Sports Club that meets every Friday, and balanced both an educationally fun curriculum about the history of sports and matched it with full body activities such as ice skating and swimming.
Monique has taken her Sexual Education curriculum and implemented with modifications and materials that are able to be understood. Monique leads the Latham School Field Day every spring and enjoys creating fun activities for the students to engage in. She is conscious to choose different muscle movements so that each activity brings fun, but also physical activity. Her love for what she teaches is evident every day. Monique’s drive to help our students succeed is among the highest of all our employees.
Thank you Monique, for your hard work, and to our Board of Directors for truly recognizing the talents of our teachers.