LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Opal Ferron

Position: Language Arts/Reading Teacher
School: Plantation High School
School District: Broward County Public Schools
City, State: Plantation, FL

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Opal Ferron was nominated by an anonymous parent of a student.

Ms. Ferron believes everything is done for the students. Each year, she has assisted several students with receiving their high school diploma.  If it weren't for her creative, hands-on learning techniques, many of these students would still be struggling to graduate.

Ms. Ferron has extremely high, but attainable expectations of the students.  She helps each student tackle and eliminate their specific learning barrier in order for them to succeed. She provides a safe, nurturing learning space for students so they can learn and process what they are working on, without being judged or made fun of.

Ms. Ferron is always giving back to the school community.  She encourages all stakeholders to get involved and volunteer their time to advocate for student success.  She keeps a line of communication open and promotes the sharing of learning strategies that have proven to have successful outcomes.

"Ms. Ferron exemplifies what a Life Changer of the Year should be," said her nominator.