On March 29, Cindy Richards, fourth-grade teacher at North Royalton Elementary School (NRES), was recognized as the Teacher of the Year. She has worked in the District for 25 years.
According to Principal Kirk Pavelich…
Cindy is an absolute rock star when it comes to planning meaningful and engaging lessons with her intervention specialist co-teaching partner. Relationships with students serve as the foundation for Cindy’s classroom, as she works tirelessly to provide everyone an equal opportunity to achieve at their fullest potential. Her rapport with students is phenomenal, as they place their complete trust in her since they can readily see just how much she cares about each and every one of them. Each and every day, Cindy’s kindness shines through toward her students and every single staff member she comes in contact with. No matter the challenges she may face personally on any given day, you can always count on Cindy to have a smile on her face, a positive attitude to share and encouraging words to students and colleagues alike.
Cindy will do whatever she is asked at all times because she is a team player who cares deeply about not only the success and achievements of her students, but also in making our District the very best place it can be for everyone who is a part of it. She is an outstanding department leader at our building, overseeing all of the fourth-grade teachers. Leading this group was no small feat, as Cindy was faced with the challenge of bringing a very experienced group of educators together when we moved from our three schools to our new school. She pulled this task off in such a way that every single member of her department absolutely adores her and would do anything for her.
Cindy will also readily step in and volunteer for any assignment or committee because she cares so deeply for the North Royalton City Schools and North Royalton Elementary School. Quite simply, she will do whatever it takes to make the District and the school a phenomenal place for anyone and everyone who comes in contact with it.