Kara Byers

Holley Navarre Primary School

Building students’ love for school at a young age is crucial in developing life-long learners even for those students who have special needs and challenges. This nominee devotes her time to assisting in teaching some of our most challenging students and provides support with their behavioral struggles. Although this can be a challenging task, this nominee looks at each day as a labor of love. Her dedication and commitment to children reflects in all she does whether it’s assisting a special needs student safely to the classroom or teaching a student in reading group.
This nominee strives to make a difference in children’s lives each day. She’s driven to learn new strategies that impact student learning and improve their behavioral challenges. She participates in trainings for delivering explicit reading instruction to help students learn to read. She has been trained in sign language to communicate with some of our non-verbal students. This nominee also participates in community service projects such as Relay for Life, Florida Disaster Relief for Hurricane Michael victims, Caring and Sharing Food Drive, Angel Tree, United Way Penny drive and many more community outreach projects. This nominee has a great rapport with parents and co-workers. She is loved by the entire school community and goes the extra mile when the need is presented. Her humble, loving, caring demeanor is an example to the students and the entire school community. This quote sums up our nominee, “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”