William Day, a middle school mathematics
teacher at Two Rivers Public Charter School, was selected as the 2014 District
of Columbia Teacher of the Year. OSSE gives the annual award to a public school
teacher in recognition of their outstanding teaching in the District and
professional leadership within and beyond the classroom. The individuals are
nominated citywide and represent DC public and public charter schools.
Day has been commended by
parents and colleagues for his innovative teaching style and student-led
assessments and analyses to stimulate classroom learning. Since joining Two
Rivers Public Charter School in 2011 as a mathematics teacher, he has served in
various roles including being a mentor, master teacher and learning lab
facilitator. Moreover, as a Math for America fellow, Day conducts
professional development workshops for early career math teachers in the
District and seminars on designing problem-based tasks.
For the second consecutive
year, OSSE has selected a charter school teacher. Julia
King, a seventh grade math teacher at DC Prep PCS, was the 2013 DC Teacher
of the Year recipient.
Congratulations Mr. Day!