Payne is a 4th-grade math teacher who believes an important part of growth is giving students space to struggle with a problem. Using manipulatives and modeling, she helps students move from inefficient thinking to efficient thinking.
Lunsford is a chorus teacher who is committed to building community among her students, and urging them to pursue big dreams. Her students are able to learn a wide variety of instruments, including guitars, ukuleles, drums and harmonicas.
Clark teaches Algebra 1 and works to provide a classroom environment where students feel safe to make mistakes and take ownership of their learning. He makes a point of greeting every student, every day when they come into the classroom, and has worked to create a welcoming environment for English Language Learners.