2019 Faxon Elementary Teacher of the Year

Elementary ELL Teacher Saw Lowe


Saw Mya Kay Thi Lowe
Faxon Elementary School
K-6 English Language Learner Teacher

How are you working to increase equity in education and opportunity for students in your school?
As part of the VIP committee at Faxon, we plan rewarding activities for students who have earned VIP status. This gives students an incentive to become leaders of our school community. We recognize students in a positive way, while encouraging other students to improve their behavior, attendance, and academics in order to become VIPs.

What message about public education do you want to share?
I believe a major public education issue today is providing quality modified instruction to ELL students in the general education classroom. ELL students who enter our school come from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds and have very different language proficiency levels. As an ELL teacher, it is my responsibility to provide support and resources to students, teachers, and families to help them succeed socially and academically in school.