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MEELC Multilingual Manor MVP Tanya Walton

I feel honored to have been chosen as Bilingual MVP in a school filled with amazing educators that I look up to every day. Having lived in many states, I’ve seen the importance of advocating for bilingual children with language and cultural barriers. As an educator, both as a Bilingual Special Education teacher and a Bilingual General Education Teacher, I’ve always held steadfast to the belief that as educators we constantly need to advocate for all our students- I believe each one of us can make a difference.

Some wisdom I have learned from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.   Let’s make a difference, let’s continue being amazing educators by not being complacent, but by seeking new ways to empower our bilingual students (i.e. technology, family support, community support, etc.). Let’s face those challenges!

I have confidence in that everyone at MEELC from the custodians, cafeteria workers, front office staff, administrators, assistants, teachers, and everyone that works at MEELC has exceled at providing all our students, especially our bilingual students, a feeling of love and family. This is why I choose to be a part of Manor because it is my family.   Thank you for choosing me as MVP, but I believe everyone at MEELC is an MVP.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tanya Walton