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.