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"Ms. Lorena is an energetic and passionate educator with many creative and engaging activities for her classes, as well as displaying a strong commitment to the success of her students, while building strong relationships with them as well. I have observed Ms. Lorena to be a caring and supportive teacher who consistently demonstrates a positive attitude. She has a great ability to communicate with her colleagues, and is a wonderful person to work with."
-- William McDonald, 5th Grade Teacher
Albany, New York

"Cheska is prompt and enthusiastic, greeting children with a smile. Her communication with parents is polite and professional. She also has shared many of her ideas with me over the years, and I would gladly recommend her in all of her future endeavors."
-- Noreen Hayden, Program Coordinator for Grades 3-5
Clifton Park, New York

"Cheska's attributes are many. She is a person of great integrity and personifies the professionalism and character our schools and students need and deserve. Perhaps the greatest compliment I can give her is that I wish my son could have had her as a teacher but I am happy to know that many young people will. Students can sense her investment in their learning."
-- William Washburn, Graduate Professor, College of Saint Rose
Albany, New York

"Cheska can analyze a situation, ponder it, and see how it would fit into her own personal philosophy of education. Self-reflection and subsequent action is vital for every educator. Cheska has demonstrated this quality to a high degree. Her pleasant demeanor, her obvious thirst for learning and knowledge will be tremendous benefits throughout her career."
-- Jeffrey Kellert, Graduate Professor, College of Saint Rose
Albany, New York

"Every time we have talked about her work, Cheska solicited suggestions from me, accepted criticism with poise and was always solution oriented. Cheska was also reflective and realistic in her self-analysis of her work. She has a genuine love of teaching and of wanting to do an excellent job. It is her kind of optimism that will change the teaching profession."
-- Ann Entzel, Student Teaching Supervisor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Miss Lorena was funny and made science cool. She was one of my favorite teachers. Thank you for the awesome note you wrote to me, Miss Lorena, about how I always brightened up the class!"
--Romare, 6th Grade Student, Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Miss Lorena was a wonderful student teacher who really cared about us. I will miss her. I hope she does not forget us!"
-Crystal, 6th Grade Student, Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Cheska has quickly learned to accommodate students with special needs, modify the curriculum, integrate different populations of students, and to recognize the importance of a strong work ethic, persistence, and intellectual integrity. She was a valuable asset to our science team and a role model to her peers on campus."
-- Nina Lopez, Special Education Teacher, Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Cheska is a dedicated, hard-working, creative and organized teacher. She has strongly demonstrated her ability to provide meaningful activities and content in positive settings, as well as a wide variety of positive reinforcement techniques and multi-modal teaching strategies."
-- Sharon Kerr, Science Teacher, Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

"We were lucky to have Miss Lorena as our visiting teacher. She had a great teaching style, was always willing to help, and helped me learn new things in fun ways."
--Taylor, 9th Grade Student, Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Miss Lorena always had awesome activities for us. She really made me think. It was fun having her in our class."
--Kaysea, 9th Grade Student, Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada

"I personally and professionally know Cheska to be a genuine, kind, patient, creative, and hard-working individual. She is reliable and dedicated to her work, whether job-related, academic, or volunteer-based. She is people-focused, exceptionally organized, and always sincere."
-- Cathryn Cherry, Office Supervisor, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Las Vegas, Nevada