Position: Seventh Grade Science Teacher
School: Village Academy
School District: New York City Department of Education - District 27
City, State: Far Rockaway, New York
About the Nominee: Naudia Lawrence's presence can be felt throughout all of Village Academy. She has touched the lives of students in many ways. She is an educator who works to close the achievement gap, ensuring the success of all students. When her students have struggled in school, Ms. Lawrence works diligently to help them achieve. She is an example of what every educator should be because she provides opportunities for students to develop a personal connection and love of learning science. She is one of the finest teachers one could work with!