Honoring Top Educators
We partner with outstanding leaders who are transforming education for students across the country by embracing the power of game-based learning. During an intimate holiday gathering of Classroom, Inc. friends, donors, and partners, we honored a few of these incredible educators who are impacting students’ lives in New York City.
Three Cheers for Our Honorees:Derek Cradle, Assistant Principal, High School for Sports Management, Brooklyn
Marilyn Machuca, Teacher, The Incarnation School, Washington Heights
Pauline O’Brien, Principal, High School for Medical Professions, Brooklyn
Derek explained what it’s like to witness the games in action: “These young people have an opportunity to really control their learning. It’s the best environments when I see the young people working—they are reading, they look forward to coming to class each day.” And that engagement makes a difference; Pauline proudly shared that what was once a very low graduation rate for her high school, is now around 90 percent thanks to partners like Classroom, Inc. Marilyn brought in the child’s perspective by sharing a favorite anecdote from one of her students: “It is a great program, we enjoy learning and take advantage of everything we’re learning. We appreciate everything that we learn to put into practice for our future. Thank you, Classroom Inc.!”
We thank all of our students and educators and look forward to a successful new year!