Committed to publicly recognizing those who achieve excellence in education in our local schools, Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado and the City of Homestead Education Committee created the Homestead Teacher and Student of the Quarter Award. During the October Homestead City Council meeting, Councilman Maldonado presented this quarter’s awards to Air Base K-8 Academy teacher Dominique Lavaud and Campbell Drive K-8 teacher Jessica Crowley, for their dedication to education. They also recognized Air Base K-8 Academy fifth grader Sarah Johnson with the Student of the Quarter award for her academic record and perfect attendance.
“I am so proud of our teachers and students that are making a difference in our community by providing the leadership and the example of excellence,” said Councilman Maldonado, Liaison to the Homestead Education Committee. “It has been my honor and pleasure to recognize these three individuals that are a shining example of what the education system in Homestead can do. They are an inspiration and this is why we want to bring attention to their histories.”
Dominique Lavaud has been a teacher at Air Base K-8 Academy for 10 years and is currently a Kindergarten teacher. She was chosen for the Teacher of the Quarter award for her ability to foster excellence in the classroom with an innovative approach while keeping a firm handle on the direction of her classes. Jessica Crowley has been teaching at Campbell Drive K-8 Center for eight years and is currently a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher. Ms. Crowley plans most school field trips, and has developed creative lessons for her students. Sarah Johnson is a 5th grade student at Air Base K-8 Academy and is recognized as the Student of the Quarter for her academic performance on the honor roll while maintaining a perfect attendance throughout her entire academic career. She is active in her community with various philanthropy events and is a talented athlete.