Nobel Learning Communities has selected Sarah Cockrell, of Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Ashburn Village, as its Preschool Teacher of the Year. The award was presented during the Spring Education School Leaders’ Conference in Las Vegas.
Cockrell was recognized for her ability to connect with the infants in her care, and her dedication to their individual progress and growth.
“I nominated Sarah because she puts her heart and soul into what she does, and you can feel it the moment you step into her classroom,” said Amanda Canfield, principal of Chesterbrook Academy Preschool. “Everything is a big step for her students, and you can tell that Sarah is always thinking of ways to encourage them and help them grow. She goes above and beyond for the children in our care and is so deserving of this award. We are lucky to have her as a teacher at our school.”
The Teacher of the Year program recognizes teachers who stand out by demonstrating a strong commitment to inspire, motivate and educate students and staff. Along with the title Preschool Teacher of the Year and an all-expenses-paid trip to the national conference in Las Vegas, Cockrell received a cash award and a round-trip airline ticket to anywhere in the U.S.
“I have had an exciting journey learning from and collaborating with my colleagues and leaders over the past five years at Chesterbrook Academy. I am truly honored to be recognized as the 2019 Preschool Teacher of the Year,” said Cockrell, who has taught at the school for the past five years. “The foundation of early childhood education begins in the infant classroom and is a springboard for lifelong success and learning. I love spending each day with the children in my classroom and embracing their individuality.”