• 2018-2019 HSES Teacher of the Year: Amy Sensabaugh 

    Amy Sensabaugh, HSES Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Sensabaugh joined the HSES staff in October 2013. Since then, she has been a member of the 5th grade team. During this time, she has served on various committees, including PBIS, SIP, and SILT; she has been Grade Level Chair for the past three years. Ms. Sensabaugh completed Summer STEM training during 2016-2017, and collaborated with her teammates to create and implement two PBL projects. They presented their work at NCTIES and STEMPosium.  In 2017, Ms. Sensabaugh piloted the BYOD program, and has always been eager to share her knowledge of digital learning with colleagues.  She is always willing to support new initiatives at HSES and WCPSS. While her professional responsibilities have always been important to her, the relationships she builds with her colleagues, students, and families are what she is most proud of.  Ms. Sensabaugh works to build strong relationships with her students. She wants them to be excited to come school everyday, and to know she cares. A former student shared why Ms. Sensabaugh should be selected as Teacher of the Year. Here is what she said:

    We learned not by worksheets or textbooks but fun hands-on projects. Because of this I learned a lot about the topic and how to collaborate with my classmates. She made learning fun. We worked with technology which really helped me in middle school. Ms. Sensabaugh took the time to get to know us personally. She knew our strengths and weaknesses and was willing to help us. She was very organized and had control over the classroom which made me feel comfortable in the classroom and made me want to come to school. -Brenna Lang