Felicia Gray Recognized as 2019 Early Learning Champion

November 14, 2019

Felicia Gray, Burris First Grade Instructor

Burris’ own Mrs. Gray was recognized this week by PBS Kids as one of 2019’s Early Learning Champions for her passion in representing, celebrating and supporting the diverse teaching community impacting young learners. Mrs. Gray, one of Burris’ first grade teachers, was one of 10 public educators recognized by PBS Kids this year in their awards program that recognizes committed educators who work with young children, from infants to second graders, and offers a variety of community building, leadership and professional learning opportunities provided by PBS KIDS and member stations.

The PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program, which recognized 17 passionate educatorsof young children in 2018, includes various early learning caregivers – certified Pre-K, Head Start and early elementary teachers, childcare providers as well as family, friends and neighbors in early learning settings – representing, celebrating and supporting the diverse teaching community impacting young learners. With support from PBS KIDS and local PBS stations, they will explore unique in-person and digital experiences, forge pathways for their own professional growth, build meaningful relationships with peers from across the country, create content and develop and implement their ideas in their communities and classrooms.

This year’s honorees were selected for their passion and commitment to early education and have each demonstrated outstanding impact in supporting the growth and learning of the whole child, strengthening the ecosystem in which children learn and creating unique and innovative teaching experiences. Through the Early Learning Champions program, PBS KIDS aims to create a community that includes professional learning and networking opportunities for educators, while fostering relationships between them and their local PBS stations.

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