Congratulations to Tanya Doran, the Teacher of the Year at Millville Elementary!

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Tanya Doran, Millville Elementary’s speech-language pathologist, has been named Millville Elementary’s 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year! Doran spends her time working with students who have communication disorders in articulation, stuttering, language, and social pragmatics. She provides services for preschool through 6th grade, as well as a life skills class. Doran has been teaching at Millville Elementary for 16 years and has spent that time focused on helping kids reach their language and communication goals.

“I love what I do,” Doran said. “Being able to create unique learning environments for such a wide variety of students is incredibly rewarding. Effective communication has such a positive impact on self-confidence, social interactions, and academic success. It’s amazing to be able to change kids’ lives and know you are making a difference.”

Brady Johnson, the principal at Millville Elementary, describes Doran as a miracle worker. “She is very good at what she does,” Johnson explained. “The students love to go to speech… She has developed great routines and practices that encourage her students to improve their speech and language deficiencies.”

Doran is noted by her colleagues for bringing energy into every room she enters and for contributing to the overall culture of the school. She comes in early before school hours, works through lunch, and often stays after school to attend to the needs of her students on an individual basis. “She always puts her students first,” Johnson continued. “She is an amazing part of our staff.”

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