HSWCHS Teacher of the Year: Amy Turner

HSWCHS Teacher of the Year: Amy Turner
Posted on 05/07/2019
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Each year, the HSSD proudly honors a Teacher of the Year for each of our schools, and a Teacher of the Year for the entire district. At each school, teachers may nominate peers for the award. Nominees then provide information about their work as an educator, and submit it to the leadership team at each school. A Teacher of the Year is then selected by the school leadership team at each school from all nominees. Each Teacher of the Year (7 total) is then considered for the HSSD Teacher of the Year by an outside committee of community members. The HSSD Teacher of the Year will be announced on May 24.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we are proud to celebrate each Teacher of the Year at all 7 of our HSSD schools with unique stories about their background and their contribution to our world class students.

Learn more about Hot Springs World Class High School Teacher of the Year: Amy Bramlett-Turner

What year, and where did you start teaching?

“HSSD, 2014 officially. I was the long-term sub at OVPA in 2013 for a few months as the dance teacher.”

How many years have you taught at the HSSD?

“5 years”

Why do you love your job?

“I have the unique position where I can share my passion with students, giving them new experiences, exposure and opportunities within the dance world. I love my job because I get to coach students to become disciplined athletes, build relationships and connections with their peers, and help them define their voice as an individual artist. I love getting to grow with my students from 7-12th grade and watch them develop into artists, athletes and people.”

What makes you most proud of the HSSD, and why?

“HSSD has always been an accepting environment. I am so proud to direct one of the programs where students can feel a sense of belonging.”

What is the one thing that you hope MOST to teach your students?

“I hope to instill a sense of strong work ethic by demonstrating to students that no dream is too big, if you are willing to work for it. I hope students leave our studio feeling empowered as an individual through the love, kindness, respect and support they experience in our dance family.”

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