Congratulations to Sterling Park’s own Victoria Baxter, Seminole County’s “Rookie” Teacher of the Year!
If you visit Ms. Baxter’s classroom you will be enveloped with a sense of genuine appreciation for the teaching profession. Her classroom is neat, organized and students feel welcome. You will find students working in cooperative teams and engaging in meaningful conversations. During each visit to her classroom, one will note that Ms. Baxter has a clear and measurable learning goal prominently displayed. She monitors her students understanding of the learning goal, and she focuses on mastery of this goal.
Ms. Baxter works primarily with students in kindergarten and fourth grade to remediate deficits in Reading and Math. Since Ms. Baxter has joined our team, we have made gains in both areas from DE 1 to DE 3. (Kindergarten Reading- 19 point gain, Fourth Grade Reading- 12 point gain, Kindergarten Math- 14 point gain, Fourth Grade Math- 4 point gain)
Even with her diverse group of students, Ms. Baxter has the expectation that all students can and will be successful. In every situation she runs her classroom in a fair and consistent manner. As a result, Ms. Baxter has earned the respect of her students and peers. Her students thoroughly enjoy her cooperative and positive attitude. Ms. Baxter strives to be the type of teacher a student never forgets. Students will work for her just a little bit longer and harder because they know she cares.
Ms. Baxter is an active member of her church where she volunteers her time to a women’s bible study, a youth group and children’s ministry. Ms. Baxter also has been a summer camp counselor and has participated in many 5K runs that raise funds for worthy causes. Ms. Baxter has been a project volunteer with Habitat for Humanity as well as with the Wounded Warrior Project.
We are proud Ms. Baxter is a part of our Sterling Park family and Seminole County’s “Rookie” Teacher of the Year!!