Position: Second Grade Teacher
School: Matzke Elementary School
School District: Cypress Fairbanks ISD
City, State: Houston, TX
Music that Describes Brittany
Brittany Jozwiak was nominated by Paula Kurday, the parent of a student.
To know Mrs. Jozwiak is to love her. She is a kind soul dedicated to teaching her students by making a positive impact on their educational journey and social growth. She is a leader within her school and creates a nurturing environment within her classroom, school and community. Mrs. Jozwiak has a heart of gold and truly is an extraordinary educator.
"Last year, she taught my daughter’s second grade class. Mrs. Jozwiak inspired my child to attend school regularly by encouraging her to learn and stay connected," said Kurday. "My daughter always knew that she was an important part of her classroom. Mrs. Jozwiak inspired my child to constantly pursue academic growth, as well as social and emotional growth. Now, my daughter’s current routine includes a quick walk down the hall to say hi to Mrs. Jozwiak before school starts."
Mrs. Jozwiak is a positive, enthusiastic and loving educator. She has demonstrated consistent communication with the families in her classroom and encourages volunteering to provide collaboration between parent and teacher in order to be role-models.
"As a result of her academic structure, encouragement and support, my daughter has become a voracious reader and is dedicated to academic excellence," said Kurday. "In addition, my daughter aspires to be an author and has begun writing many stories. The reason this is so important and relevant is that my daughter wishes to help Mrs. Jozwiak spread the message about kindness and love around the world. Mrs. Jozwiak planted the seed in my daughter's heart, and we are grateful to support her on this journey. We are blessed to trust Mrs. Jozwiak with our child and know a truly remarkable educator that deserves to be recognized for going above and beyond in the classroom."
Mrs. Jozwiak can often be found cheerleading, encouraging and supporting her students to reach their maximum potential, and she is willing to step in and provide the support they need in order to succeed. Mrs. Jozwiak leads with her heart and by example. Last year, her school had a program named Genius Hour. Each grade provides a variety of hobbies, vocational and learning opportunities for their students. Each student elects the program they would like to participate in for the semester. One hour a week is dedicated to Genius Hour, where children learn about their respective group.
Mrs. Jozwiak had a group focusing on kindness. She encouraged students to participate, share and provide acts of kindness at home and school. She provided a platform for children to model kindness to adults and peers alike. It was heart-warming to see children sharing encouragement and support for each other. The impact that it had on students and their families was incredible.
"Mrs. Jozwiak spreads joy and happiness around campus, and her peers love her, too. I believe she makes such a great impact at her school and her community," said Kurday. "I am certain that she has been a LifeChanger to my daughter, and for this, we will always be grateful."