Every year a teacher is awarded the Crystal Apple Award.
Shirley Esquerra is very deserving of the Crystal Apple Award. She has taught kindergarten at Orchard Hills for eight years. She is a dedicated and nurturing educator who strives to put the needs of children first. Shirley works tirelessly to provide meaningful, hands on learning experiences for her kindergartners. She is eager and ready to try new ideas and plans her lessons to best fit the needs of her students. She makes learning fun. Her students know that she cares about them and loves them.
Shirley is a pleasure to work with. She is easy going and flexible, and is eager to help others. She is very kind and is a great friend. She knows that people are the most important. Shirley has a great sense of humor, and there are many days when her cheerfulness and laughter have made a huge difference. Shirley is always willing to help with whatever needs to be done and will do anything for anyone.
I cannot think of a more deserving educator for the Crystal Apple Award.