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Mrs. Sparks receives BUSD Teacher of the Year Award

On Behalf of the Board of Education, we would like to congratulate Mrs. Wendy Sparks, teacher at Baxter Elementary on receiving the honor of being named the Bellflower Unified School District Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Sparks is currently a Math TOSA at Baxter Elementary.  In this role she has moved Baxter’s intervention program from a pull out program to a co-teaching model where students are supported in the classroom by two teachers and benefit from working with on track peers. 

Mrs. Sparks is a consummate professional with a growth mindset. She is driven to improve her individual craft and the instructional program for students at Baxter and in the Bellflower Unified School District.  She actively seeks out professional development that is based on the needs of students. She is a key member of many District instructional leadership groups, including, the Assessment team, and the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) team and a mentor for new teachers through our Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program. 

Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you for all of her work for the students of BUSD and Baxter Elementary.