Senior & Teacher Of The Month
Caleb Autry is the kind of natural leader who just gets things done. He sees an opportunity, figures out what needs done and who should do it, and without hesitation starts making connections. Read more here.
Malajah Moore-Lane never asked to represent the best of West Philadelphia High School, nor was she assigned that responsibility, yet she does — and she does it very well. Read more here.
One of the questions that potential SLA Beeber students have to answer in the admissions interview is, “What problem do you see in the world around you that will work to solve?” Tyler Woodruff is the epitome of this mindset. Read more here.
Ask someone what their hopes and dreams are, and they could probably tell you. But ask them what their plan is to accomplish those hopes and dreams, and the answer might not be as easy. Goddess knows — read her story here.
When you love something or someone, you want it to be the best that it can be. Sometimes you have to admonish, reprimand or discipline what you love. Those who master these skills are usually the ones who positively and permanently change the world. Read Youma’s story here.
2019-2020 Seniors & Teachers of the Month
The most influential people in history held the deep belief that they were meant for a higher purpose. Christopher Facenda-Torres is one of these influential people. Read his story here.
Some people have a knack for giving back, without even realizing they are doing it. Almost as if they have an innate understanding that if they are given much, they should give much in return. Read Yuva’s story here.
You might not notice Leysha Santiago on the street. She’s quiet and observant. Upon meeting Leysha though, you realize that her drive and her influence on others contrasts her unassuming first impression. Read Leysha’s story here.
Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer – all influential and powerful black female civil rights leaders. Each fought bravely for the empowerment of others, without regard for their personal safety or success. It will not be long until Myah Blume is included on this list. Read Myah’s story here.
Certain stories humble you. They force you to think about the opportunities you have been handed, the favors you’ve been given, the blessings that you have – and then to consider what some amazing and influential people are doing with so much with less. Read Sybrie’s story here.
Octavia Blount is a the Science chair and teacher from Furness. She demands hard work while respecting her students and the diverse backgrounds that have shaped them.
Some people are natural born advocates. You can tempt them with distractions and you can present them with other things that require their attention, but they are committed, they are dedicated – they want nothing more than to help other people. Read Horace’s story here.
Mary Ellen Stevens
Mary Ellen is a 5th and 6th grade math teacher at Middle Years Alternative School. Everything that she does is motivated by a student-first mindset. Despite the challenges the students face, she is a consistent example of optimism and positivity.
Mary Ellen Stevens
Marcel is an Autistic Support teacher at Frankford High School who, according to her nominator, Principal Michael Calderone, has established herself as a leader among her peers despite being new to Frankford. Read more about Marcel here.