Maud Mulvany was nominated by her principal, Cori Herbst-Loehr.
As an education specialist, Ms. Mulvany's focus is on special education students. She provides instruction and assessment/program planning, and she monitors and evaluates student progress and behavior. She also researches and provides instructional materials for special education services, serves as an informational resource for students, families, and staff, and works to ensure the individual needs of each student are being met.
Ms. Mulvany demonstrates a consistent practice of putting student needs first and builds a classroom environment in which all scholars thrive. In the last two years, her students have shown consistently high growth compared to their peers. One of the highlights of her school’s student achievement data is the performance and growth of Central’s special education students in grades 4-6. Last year, 100% of Ms. Mulvany's students made significant progress toward their goals in both state assessments and District reading benchmarks. Most of her students grew at least one grade level (if not two or three levels) in reading proficiency. This is a phenomenal achievement for any student, particularly those with special needs.
Ms. Mulvany is also a treasured colleague and friend to both school staff and the families of the students she serves. She is unfailingly honest and kind, even when she has challenging messages to deliver. She practices integrity and is firm in her expectations for student behavior and their educational development.
"Maud is, without a doubt, her students' loudest and most supportive champion," said Herbst-Loehr. "She develops thoughtful citizens of the world, and we are proud that she chooses to teach in South Bay."