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Gyna Grant

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
School: Augusta Lewis Troup School
School District: New Haven Public Schools
City, State: New Haven, CT

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Gyna Grant was nominated by a colleague who wishes to remain anonymous.

Gyna is recognized for her passion, dedication, and hardwork in educating inner city youth.  For the past seven years, she has given selflessly to her students. Within one school year, she brought them from below grade level in the subjects of reading and math to grade level and above.  Academics is an important factor to Gyna, but it is not the only one.  She has found a way to teach her students not only academic development, but social development. Her rapport with parents is exemplary, and a model for her colleagues.   She has a special and unique way to encourage students, parents, and colleagues to invest in education and build a community that embraces learning.  "Gyna Grant is not just a teacher, she is lifechanging educator who deserves recognition for her excellent performance at a professional level," the nominator said.



Comments (2)


Erica Carrano Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Grant is my favorite! Always smiling, always a good morning! Just love Mrs. Grants calm demeanor and pleasant presence .

John Barsevich Posted over a year ago

Ms. Grant is always calm in her demeanor and that translates to the students in her classes as well, She is so well-respected here at Troup School and is a great role model and mentor for us all.