Exceptional Children’s Teacher Named Employee of the Month Susie Altizer is also Montlieu Academy of Technology’s Teacher of the Year

"Susie Altizer is proud to be the Montlieu Academy of Technology Teacher of the Year for 2013-14. And now she can add another accolade to her list – GCS Employee of the Month.

Altizer, a K-2 teacher of exceptional children with autism, was announced today as the Employee of the Month for March 2014. Principal Ged O’Donnell, who submitted the nomination, says he knew from her first day that she would be an “awesome” staff member.

“She takes every opportunity to make sure that each child is able to reach his or her highest potential,” O’Donnell wrote. “There are times that I just stand and watch how she interacts with the students.  Even when she has to be a little stern with the children, it brings a smile to my face because I know that even with her correction she does it with a teacher’s love.”

Altizer, who has been a teacher for more than 30 years, was inspired to come to Montlieu last year to integrate technology into the classroom experience. She says her students respond well to the tools available to her at Montlieu, from iPads to Smart Boards to voice amplifiers. Montlieu is the district’s one-to-one technology prototype school.

As Employee of the Month, Altizer will receive a $50 gift card from Sam’s Club, which has given nearly $5,000 to outstanding GCS employees since 2005. During the month of March, her photo will hang at the district’s central offices, at Montlieu Academy of Technology and at the Sam’s Club on Wendover Avenue. She will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 11.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves more than 72,300 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.
From a press release

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