Position: Third Grade Teacher
School: Gautier Elementary School
School District: Pascagoula-Gautier School District
City, State: Gautier, Mississippi
About the Nominee: Cynthia Vaxter is a LifeChanger who saves lives in her community on a daily basis. She builds positive relationships with her students, as well as many other students throughout the building. She sets high expectations for her students and holds them accountable for meeting expectations. Ms. Vaxter has implemented many unique ideas in her classroom. Her latest idea is listening to audio books while the students walk outside. She is in constant contact with parents, building relationships with them so their children will succeed. Most parents want their younger children to have her as their next teacher.
Ms. Vaxter is also a valuable member of her school team. She volunteers for many committees throughout the year. She also mentors new teachers and experienced teachers, providing them with classroom management ideas, curriculum suggestions and intervention strategies to help students succeed in school. She is her school's gifted liaison and is on the School Leadership team.