Cambium Learning® Group, a leading provider of award-winning education technology and services for PreK-12 markets, today announced the winners of its second annual Essential Educators Awards. During ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the Essential Educator Awards recognize teachers who surpassed expectations in their commitment to helping students and their communities. The award program aligns with Cambium’s purpose of helping all teachers and students feel seen, valued, and supported.
The winning teachers were selected based on written nominations from invited school districts and partners across the country. As part of the awards, Cambium is donating $1,000 in each winner’s honor to the Kids In Need Foundation, which empowers under-resourced teachers and students by providing the supplies they need to succeed.
An official from Cambium Learning Group will be in McAllen to present Ms. Veronica Balli with an award at 9:45 am on Thursday, April 14 at the Fields Elementary Library located at 500 W. Dallas Ave.
Veronica Balli, Victor Fields Elementary (McAllen Independent School District): Veronica knew this year would be dramatically different after stepping into a new role teaching dyslexic students. She quickly discovered the challenges she faced, yet they never deterred her. Veronica possesses a zeal for teaching and a gift for motivating both face-to-face and remote learners, which has driven her students to reach their goals despite challenges. Veronica is a dedicated student herself, driven to master the Lexia® Core5® Reading program to best serve her students. She researched the program, read countless journal articles, and joined collaborative-learning communities, fully embracing her new role. Because of the safe learning space and culture, Veronica creates, her students believe in themselves.
“It is an absolute honor and a humbling experience, but I am excited to have the opportunity to celebrate the progress and great strides our Dyslexia students are continuing to accomplish with Lexia Core5. I am blessed to work in a district that truly believes equitable learning is the right of every student and equips their teachers with programs and resources to make it possible.” – Veronica Balli