National Teaching Award Nominee
Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park, Illinois
Student Nomination Story
I had Mrs. Gabriel as a teacher six years ago, and I will always remember her kind heart and willingness to help. I struggled with biology, and she was available to answer any questions that I had. I will be graduating with a Bachelor's in Middle Level Education in three weeks, and Mrs. Gabriel is a teacher whom I aspire to be like. I send positive emails home to my own students because of her, and I try to make an impact on my students' lives just like she made an impact on mine. She is truly a gold star teacher and one that I admire.
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