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Professional & Teacher of the Year

Hopewell is proud to announce our Professional and Teacher of the Year for 2024.  Traci Dease, our 7th grade guidance counselor is our Professional of the Year, and Denise Smith, a 6th grade math teacher, is our Teacher of the Year.

A colleague who nominated Ms. Dease said, "She works consistently at helping our students in crisis. She is constantly coming up with ideas and activities to help our students. She does everything."

A colleague who nominated Ms.Smith said, "She absolutely loves teaching. Her students love her, and she goes above and beyond for her kiddos. She is always excited to share strategies that have worked with students who have struggled. She is a person who wears many hats such as teacher, tutor, ELT teacher, and GL Chair. She does it all and deserves this nomination."  Another teacher said, "Denise pours her heart and soul into teaching and is devoted to her students."

Congratulations, Ms. Dease and Ms. Smith!