Wendie Fosters a Classroom Culture of Inclusion, Celebration

Posted on July 13th, 2011

Bermuda Institute of Seventh-day Adventists | Bermuda Conference
All elementary subjects

Wendie is noted to be small of stature, but a giant of a teacher. She encourages a high standard of teaching and learning. A walk into Wendie’s classroom will reveal kindergartners performing well above average: Children are reading whole sentences, distinguishing literary devices, spelling advanced words, and even using times tables. She has even facilitated a union-wide workshop on instructional strategies.

Wendie’s classroom culture of inclusion, advocacy for every type of learner, and partnership with parents are just a few examples of how she fosters a positive learning community.

“Her students are constantly celebrating each other. One person’s success is everybody’s success,” said Frigga Simmons, Development Director of the Bermuda Institute. “Her classroom is purpose-driven. Her students know that there are no limitations to what they can accomplish as God’s children.”

Principal Lois Tucker said Wendie is extremely versatile. “After 20 years of teaching experience, she can function almost anywhere and teach almost anything.” Wendie coaches the girls’ netball team, led the completion of a reading resource area on campus, and makes it her personal passion to see that no student fails to graduate.

Award presentation was Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the Bermuda Institute.

Visit our Photo Gallery for more coverage of the award presentation.

See all 10 Phenomenal Teachers Awarded.

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