August is QDR’s Gold Star Teacher Appreciation Month! Meet today’s featured teacher: Brittany Embler of Oak Grove Elementary School.
Brittany was nominated by Tricia who said “Brittany Murray Embler began her teaching career at age 5. She asked Santa for a pull down map and overhead projector. She had her very own punch card to Stone’s Education Superstore where we often went to purchase all the necessary items for her classroom…aka…playroom. Her students consisted of baby dolls, stuffed animals and neighborhood kids. She always loved school and was driven to gain as much knowledge as possible. She majored in Child Development at Meredith College and studied Education abroad in Italy. This year marks year 7 that Mrs. Embler has been teaching at Oak Grove Elementary. She has taught First Grade and Kindergarten. Kindergarten is her true passion. As her Mom I can attest to the many, many hours that she spends to create wonderful lessons and centers to engage the little learners. Even when she is tracked out she is constantly working on school work. She, like all other teachers, spends a tremendous amount of her own money for her students and classroom. It is a bright and inviting space where her Kindergartners begin their educational journey. Mrs. Embler ensures that her students feel safe and loved at school, have nice manners, and be kind to others. She advocates for her students, encourages them to be the best version of themselves and to never stop learning. Mrs. Embler has impacted so many lives and parents are quick with praise about how much their children have learned and how much they love her. Many of her former students still stop by her classroom each day to give her a hug or drop off a treat. Mrs. Embler loves her Oak Grove family and is very proud to be an Oak Grove Otter! She is making such a difference in little lives one day at a time. I firmly believe that Mrs. Embler embodies a Gold Star Award winner due to her compassion and helping to foster a love of learning for her Kinders.”
Thank you so much for inspiring those around you Brittani!
As our featured Gold Star Teacher of the Day for August 5th, Brittani has won a $25 gift card to Crabtree Valley Mall and a 1-year Black Card Membership to Planet Fitness which grants you access to any of their 1,700+ locations, guest passes, use of massage chairs, tanning and more!
She’ll also have the chance to win the Grand Prize – $1,500 to stock their classroom courtesy of Crossroads Ford in Cary.
Do you know a teacher that has made a positive impact on someone’s life? Nominate them now!