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Chevy Chase Elementary School Teacher Wins Excellence Award

Chevy Chase Elementary School Teacher Wins Excellence Award

Jennifer Rushin, a fifth grade math and writing teacher at Chevy Chase Elementary School, has won the Reed S. Snyder Memorial Teacher Excellence Award.

Rushin was nominated by her peers for the honor. In the words of one staff member, “In her classroom, there is always mutual respect, consistent professionalism, high standards for all students, organizational structure and incredibly thorough instruction. Her students are all on the same playing field but what each one gets individually is key to their ongoing success.”

Rushin demonstrates high expectations for all students by providing differentiated instruction based on their strengths and needs, according to her nomination letter. She plans and coordinates a summer math camp where students are given additional opportunities to preview skills and accelerate their progress in math. She also co-leads the 50-plus members of the school safety patrols and leads an after-school homework and sports club.

Reed Snyder worked for MCPS from 1960–1985 as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He died in 1999, and the award was established in 2000. Award winners receive a plaque and $250.



Last Updated: 6/16/2009