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Liane Drastal

Position: Second Grade Teacher
School: Apex Academy
School District: National Heritage Academies
City, State: Cleveland, OH

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Music that Describes Liane

Liane Drastal was nominated by her colleague, Toni Sexton.

Ms. Drastal begins each school day by arriving at 6:45 A.M., about an hour before school starts.  She prepares for the day, gets organized, and focuses her energy and thoughts on what she considers to be a primary focus of her life: her students.  

Ms. Drastal is a great teacher for many reasons. She is warm, accessible, enthusiastic, and caring. She is so approachable, not only to students, but to everyone. Ms. Drastal possesses good listening skills and takes time out of her way-too-busy schedule for anyone who needs her.  

Ms. Drastal is always making a beneficial difference in the lives of her students in many ways.  She most certainly promotes a positive learning environment, both in class and virtually.  She cares! Ms. Drastal takes the time to ask questions and listen to her students' academic and personal challenges. Her approach is commendable, and the students love her. 

Ms. Drastal has been given many opportunities to grow as a teacher and take on leadership roles. In her short time with Apex Academy, she has been selected for Dean's Academy and is on the School Building Team Leadership Committee.  She has also led many BLT meetings and works behind the scenes as a leader on things. Ms. Drastal is a humble teacher, and you would never know how committed she is in making sure other teachers and students have a good day.  

Ms. Drastal is exceptionally skilled, dedicated, and knowledgeable in her area of teaching.  She takes learning and lessons to another level, thinks outside the box, and inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities. She is respected and admired by many students and staff members. Ms. Drastal collaborates with colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of respect and success.  She connects the classroom and key stakeholders to foster a strong, large community. Lastly, she demonstrates leadership and innovation inside and outside of the classroom walls, and she's truly a lifelong learner.  

"Our school and community is better thanks to the inspiration and enthusiasm of educators like Liane, who is positively influencing many lives," said Sexton. "Her personal commitment to education is commendable, and I am grateful for her tireless efforts to faithfully empower young people to set and surpass their goals, care for others, and better their community.  I feel blessed to have her in our school."

Comments (2)

Eliana Posted 4 months ago

She is the best teacher ever. I would want to be with her forever but I cant.

maleiyah Posted over a year ago

I love you miss drastal