Carmen Luzardo is well known at NHP for her high level of planning and concern for the learning of her students. So far this semester, Carmen contacted all of her parents to put in place a strong relationship with them from early on in the school year. She is a shining example of working to make parents and students feel supported at North Hills Prep.
Chika has enriched the lives and experiences of all 544 students through her appropriate and exciting music program. She has included choirs and performance groups - giving all children an opportunity to enrich their lives with music.
Amy is incredibly passionate about what she does. She is constantly being an advocate for her students and trying to solve any problems, so that her 5th graders (and all NHP students) have the best education possible. She communicates her concerns professionally and works with her peers to ensure that everyone is on the same page. She is a role model among teachers and students and exhibits the IB attitudes daily.
Maggie is an extraordinary contributor to the Operations team at North Hills Preparatory in her role as Primary Office Manager. Her positive approach to problem solving, demonstrated collaboration with faculty, staff and parents, combined with a “can do attitude”, professionalism and focus on organization ensures that the Primary school as well as support provided to the entire campus operations continues to function at exceptional levels.
Amanda cares deeply for her kids. She is an advocate and does what’sbest for them. She works hard to providea positive and meaningful experience for her class. She is also a supportive friend to her colleagues.
Jim is a huge asset to North Hills in every facet of the role he performs as Deputy Operations Manager. During the past 3.5 years Jim has worked daily to ensure that the campus facilities are kept running, clean and safe in support of our 1500+ scholars and 130+ faculty/staff. Jim is a “behind the scenes: contributor who demonstrates high integrity and collaboration focused on results.
Lauren has done an excellent job as ELA Department Chair this year. After she and her team recognized the need for supporting student writing in all subjects, she organized a Writing Lab to support students after school on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Doug is a strong team player and supports his 4th grade team and all students consistently. He is results oriented and a great communicator (always positive and supportive). Doug has excellent instructional and classroom management skills. We are fortunate to have him on our Primary Campus.
Cynthia works tirelessly with her students to make sure that each and every one of them achieves their fullest potential. Her communication with both parents and students is outstanding and she is passionate about helping all students succeed.
Amber has this incredible energy that is contagious! She is very passionate about her the success of her students and is always thinking “what more can we do?” She has stepped up as Course Leader this year and is always willing to help others. Amber has taken a leadership role in our Sunshine committee which has positively effective the cultural at our school. She did a great job organizing the staff’s Thanksgiving Feast and does a great job of continuing all NHP traditions. Thank you Amber for your dedication to North Hills! It wouldn’t be the same without you!
Kelly is recognized this month for demonstrating consistent and continuous excellence in each of the core attributes highlighted above – student focus, communication, continuous learning and collaboration and partnership. Kelly is often the first face and/or voice to our parents, faculty, students and vendors each day. A key role is communication and sharing of process and procedures with each of us. She is routinely asked to modify her daily routine to assist in meeting the needs of others and does so typically with a smile and some solid information and/or advice. Kelly deserves the recognition and appreciation from all of us!
Mr. Grant is passionate about music and fosters this love of music and learning to his students but through his interactions, he teaches scholars so much more. He inspires scholars to push through difficult circumstances, be dedicated, and persevere. He maintains a level of excellence that is fueled by a work ethic and professionalism that is rivaled. He works tirelessly with students to deliver and achieve at their highest potential through his sincere interest and concern for his students in and outside of the classroom; a true leader by example. He inspires students not just to appreciate music but to take on initiatives because they realize they can partly because he believes in them and only will accept the best they have to offer. You just have to spend five minutes watching him interact with students to know he wants nothing more than student success.
Shelby has been amazing to work with this year. The hours that she puts into her work are evident in her plans. She is great at communicating with her team. Her passion for teaching is contagious.
She provides each of her students all the time they need to be successful and willingly works to meet their every need.
Ms. Hayman’s students nominated her for the January EOM. Students say she ‘’is bending over backwards” to get them ready for their IB Spanish Internal Assessments and that she really cares about their learning.
Special kudos to Mrs. Lee for leading the effort at NHP by holding faculty and parents accountable for ensuring that all 1500+ student/scholars (with a focus on 1000 Upper and Middle school students) are in class and accounted for on an hourly, daily, weekly basis. Nancy’s consistent focus and adherence to guidelines combined with a quick smile, frown or joke for students, faculty and staff ensures that tracking attendance at NHP is well understood. Her quick smile, frown or joke has become a school tradition and appreciated by all!!