Barraza Earns Teach for America Award

Posted on 10/29/2019

Congratulations to SHS teacher Alex Barraza for winning the Washington Teach for America Transformational Teacher Award at the Teach for America Leadership Awards ceremony on Oct. 18 in Seattle. She was nominated by Anna Zimmerman and Richard Castenada. 

Alex (Teach for America-WA Class of 2016) is in her fourth year at Sunnyside High School, coaches fast-pitch softball in the spring and was most recently selected by a committee of administrators, head coaches, parents, and students to be the head coach of a new slow-pitch softball program. Coaching has given Alex opportunities to build relationships with students as well as learn about all the hidden treasures in a rural community. Alex facilitates school-wide professional development and PLC work, has organized a virtual career fair with the help of TFA and SHS staff, and developed trust with student/athletes in order to push them to aim for excellence every day.

Thank you Alex, for all you do for Sunnyside students!

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