Marilynn Toler has been with the language arts team since GAP's inception almost 7 years ago. Marilynn was known as a master teacher for many years before and served this district as an instructional coach. Marilynn's love and passion for teaching has forbade total retirement. Her student's love her in return and many will attest to working harder for Marilynn than for almost anyone. She demands a lot from her students and usually gets it. She treats each one with such dignity, respect, and love, that students respond to her in like manner. Marilynn's work, her tenacity, dedication, and genuine love, epitomize the GAP tutor ideal.
Congratulations Marilynn for the very deserving Shinning Star Teacher Award!
Ahmed never attended school in the United States until coming to GAP in August of 2014. The Alternative Diploma track was the obvious choice of study. At this point in the school year, Ahmed's reading and math skills have grown 3 years and his writing skills have grown almost 5 years. He has now passed the benchmark test score requirements and is 13 classes away from graduating. His attendance is 93% and he has been completing credits at a fast pace of 4 classes every 9 weeks and has carried a 3.7 GPA throughout. Ahmed has a gentle, kind spirit and a work ethic to rival all others. He has been GAP's student of the week twice this year and is exceedingly worthy of the Shining Star Student Award.
Congratulations to both Marilynn and Ahmed for being recognized as our Shinning Star Student and Teacher of the year!