Mrs. Erica Evans: Teacher of the Year

The Harbinger

By Diana Rodriguez

When students who have had Mrs. Erica Evans-DeSimone think back on their experience in her classroom, there are plenty of unpleasant words crossing their minds. In spite of her demanding tests and warm-ups, “MLEC’s Most Intimidating Teacher” is one instructor that everyone is bound to come back to visit- even more so after winning her latest moniker: Teacher of the Year.

Even after graduating from Hialeah Miami Lakes Sr. High, Mrs. Evans began to see herself at the head of the classroom near the end of her college career at the University of Florida. Always interested in the sciences and government, she wished for a job that entailed educating young students on history, specifically.

Although her competition for the award were all “awesome teachers”, she recalls her “unique way of teaching” that helped her win this esteemed award. “Education should be fun.” She believes it helps the…

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