Michele Anduze was nominated by an anonymous family member.
Ms. Anduze has wanted to be a teacher since she was in second grade. She loves all of her students. She helps them work on their strengths, encourages them when they are discouraged, and pushes them to reach their potential, then reach further. Ms. Anduze has the unique ability to get students to love reading and writing, regardless of how they felt before they entered her class. She has fantastic class management skills and involves her students in procedures and class rules.
"I've volunteered in her classroom almost every year she's taught. I'm amazed at the progress all her students make during the school year," said her nominator.
Ms. Anduze has completed her undergraduate and Master's degrees and is currently completing her Specialist degree. She has certifications in Gifted, Reading and ESOL, all of which she uses in her classroom. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Anduze is strongly involved in Relay for Life at the county and school levels. She has had too many family members and friends affected by cancer and works tirelessly to raise money for research.