October 22nd marked the 345h annual Outstanding Teacher Day. Each year University of Vermont honors exceptional educators around our state. Sara Villeneuve was recognized from FWSU. She exemplifies the five standards for VT teachers – Learning, Professional Knowledge, Advocacy, Colleagueship, and Accountability. FWSU is proud of our 2015 Outstanding Teacher!
“Sara is dedicated to her craft- she is always available for her students, her colleagues and the community. She makes sure that students have the opportunity to learn both inside and outside of the class.” Principal John Tague
We had the chance to ask Sara a little bit about her love of teaching after the award ceremony last week. Here are her responses.
3. What is the important thing you have learned as an educator?
To listen and appreciate more. Whether it is students or colleagues, I want them to know I care about them and value what they have to say, what they have learned, and what they have to share. None of us are in a vacuum; when we collaborate and work together, that is what will make a strong school, community, and world.