Meet Our September Teacher and Teacher Assistants of the month

A teacher assistant taking a photo with students

We at Integration Charter Schools are beyond proud and honored to present our September Teachers and Teacher Assistants of the month. Jumping from one hurdle to the next, these educators definitely took the ICS core values to heart and beyond.

From Lavelle Prep Elementary School, we recognize Alison LoSavio for September Teacher of the month and Yolanda Trokel for Teacher Assistant of the month. Losavio, who had been with ICS for five years, said: “I feel honored because I displayed the values that ICS stands for. ”

“It’s a nice recognition to receive from your fellow coworkers,” said Trokel, “My favorite part [about ICS] is working alongside all these students and being able to work with all these amazing teachers.

Alison LoSavio, Lavelle Prep Elementary September Teacher of the Month

Yolanda Trockel, Lavelle Prep Elementary Teacher Assistant of the Month

From Lavelle Prep Upper School, ICS recognizes Nicole Pontebbi for September Teacher of the month and Daniel Barrios for September Teacher Assistant of the month. When Pontebbi learned that she had won teacher of the month, she was first surprised and then motivated to work harder than ever.

Daniel Barrios, who started this September as a Teacher Assistant shared a similar sentiment. “I feel very humbled and appreciated,” stated Barrios. “My favorite part about being a teaching assistant is the day to day interaction with the kids. I’m in the classroom with them and I’m learning along with them. In some of my classes, the kids are teaching me which reinforces them.”

Nicole Pontebbi, Lavelle Prep Upper Teacher of the Month

Daniel Barrios, Lavelle Prep Upper Teacher Assistant of the Month

Congratulation to all of September honorees, we can not wait to see what’s next to come!