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Carly Finkbeiner

Position: Behavior Specialist
School: Glen Avenue Elementary School
School District: Wicomico County Board of Education
City, State: Salisbury, MD

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Carly Finkbeiner was nominated by an anonymous colleague

Mrs. Finkbeiner is such an asset to her school and school system. With her unique training, skills, and heart for children, she is able to see the “specialness” each child possesses, regardless of their behavior. Mrs. Finkbeiner helps all school staff determine the needs of students and alternative ways to meet those needs. It’s been said that the neediest of children will look for love in the most unlovable ways. Mrs. Finkbeiner helps all of her colleagues see what a child needs and what their misbehavior may be saying without words, and she helps them find ways to meet each child’s needs.

"She makes us a better school, and our children are better served because of her. Children finding success at school are due to her insights and guidance. Mrs. Finkbeiner makes us all better teachers," said her nominator.