Teetee Braxton: Life Changer of the Year Nominee

Teetee Braxton: Life Changer of the Year Nominee

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Multiple students at Warren Elementary School nominated 5th grade teacher TeeTee Braxton for the annual Life Changer of Year award.

Braxton changes the lives of her students in many ways, states a news release. She takes her students and molds them into leaders.

Ms. Braxton is very organized and clean. Her classroom feels like home, and the atmosphere in this room is always fun. No matter what mood you are in, Ms. Braxton will make you laugh. Everyone has a “role,” or a job in her classroom, and some students have multiple roles.

“I have four jobs: ELA speaker of the house, interior decorator, supervisor, and ride or die,” said one of her nominators. “Ms. Braxton tells us how to do our jobs, and if we get three strikes for not doing them, we get a pink slip. If you get a pink slip, you are fired and you have to sign it. She teaches us to be real-world leaders and employees. In our class, we also have a leadership team. The leadership team consists of all the speakers of the houses, assistants, assistant speaker of the house, assistant supervisor, and supervisor (me). Ms. Braxton also taught us our class motto, PUSH (Persevere Until Something Happens.”

“I have never met a person like her.  She makes it her job to inspire, motivate, and challenge her students,” said another nominator. “She loves to see the eagarness of her students. I believe she eats, sleep, and think of her students daily.  She is firm, but fair at the same time. I haven’t met a student she hasn’t reached or inpsired in my 8 years of knowing her.  She is a dynamic and loyal worker. There isn’t a job or obstacle in teaching she hasn’t acepted the challenged. She is always finding ways to produce and nuture her students. She is an awesome team player and enthusiastic leader.”

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program recognizing K-12 educators and school employees across the country. The program celebrates those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. For more information on the program, visit the LifeChangers website.