DeQuincy Elementary Student, Teacher of Year announced

DeQuincy Elementary School’s Camri Clark has been named DES 2021-22 Student of the Year.

Clark has been at DES for the past three years. She is an exceptional student, she excels in everything she is involved in, and pursues other interests for the benefit of her academic future. She is hardworking and achieves the goals she sets for herself. She also participates in discussions, offers unique and thought-provoking ideas, and is an empathetic and wonderful listener. She is a well-rounded student who works cooperatively with all her school peers and respects all the faculty and staff.

Clark has also maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her entire academic career thus far. She is a reporter for our school’s National Junior BETA Club, a member of 5th Grade DES Choir and District 5 Honor Chorus, and she participates in various extracurricular activities including community service and citizenship opportunities.

Crystal Ramie has bee named DeQuincy Elementary 2021-22 Teacher of the Year.

Ramie is an outstanding educator who works hard to establish strong relationships with her students, parents, and peers. She is dedicated to encouraging and leading students to strive toward reaching their fullest potential and becoming accomplished adults later in life. Her teaching career began approximately 16 years ago as a Pre-K teacher and now she teaches 5th grade ELA. She has served on the Leadership Team, PBIS Team, and as a mentor to incoming teachers.

Her focus this year has been primarily to integrate technology into her class and to encourage her fellow teachers to do the same. She enjoys creating tech tip pages and providing hands on training assistance to help her colleagues with incorporating technology into their everyday lessons.

Ramie recognizes the importance of involving parents in the educational process and feels that they represent a vital link in determining whether a child is successful or not.