Syracuse Latin Teacher Recognized on Fishman Prize Honor Roll

     Published on 6/2/15   Tagged under:    District News   

Syracuse Latin first grade teacher Sophia Burden has been named a member of the Honor Roll for the Fishman Prize for superlative classroom practice.
The Fishman Prize is named after DC Public School teacher and former engineer Shira Fishman, to recognize the outstanding teaching of a select group of educators working in high-need schools. As a member of the honor roll, Ms. Burden is recognized for her passion for teaching and motivating students.
Nominated by Syracuse Latin School Principal Kelly Manard, Ms. Burden said the recognition validates the effort she makes each day to encourage her students to work hard—while also pushing herself to learn more. “My biggest belief that guides me as a teacher is holding students to high expectations,” Ms. Burden explained. “By explaining how much I believe in their abilities to reach their highest potential, my students are able to be successful with appropriate instruction. This designation means a lot to me because the other teachers listed are amazing. They give me more to strive to be, as I am always pushing myself to learn and grow to provide our students with the best quality education I can.”