MEET OUR AWARD-WINNING TEAM

Jacqueline Simms
4th Grade Teacher

Recipient, Milken Foundation Educator Award
The Milken Educator Awards program rewards and inspires excellence in the world of education by honoring top educators around the country with $25,000 unrestricted awards. Not an accolade for “lifetime achievement” or the proverbial gold watch at the exit door, the Milken Educator Awards targets early-to-mid career education professionals for their already impressive achievements and, more significantly, for the promise of what they will accomplish in the future. This award is considered the "Oscars" of education.

Constance Thayer
Kindergarten Teacher

Recipient, 2015 DCPS Excellence in Service Award 
Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools brings together business leaders, government officials, philanthropic champions, and top educators from across the district to shine a spotlight on DCPS’s finest teachers, administrators, and school staff through an awards show and celebration.

We can't stop winning!

At Anne Beers, our students are highly successful because our staff is incredibly talented and dedicated to providing our scholars with the highest quality of education. Simply put, we cannot stop winning!

Valyncia Hawkins
5th Grade Teacher

Recipient, DCPS 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award

The Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize the outstanding achievement and dedication of seven DCPS teachers with a $10,000 prize. DCPS educators, students, parents and community members nominate teachers for this award. 

James Davis
​Para-professional

Recipient, DCPS 2016   
Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective School Staff
The Rubenstein Awards for Highly Effective Educators honors excellent teachers, school leaders and support staff and aides with an award of $5,000. The awards are funded through the generosity of David Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group and chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Eligible teachers must earn a rating of Highly Effective under IMPACT.