"Adina is one of those teachers that you want your child to have. She is always looking for new ways to engage her learners, sets high standards for them, gets them to see the purpose in setting goals for themselves and working to reach those goals, and truly believes that all students deserve the best every day. She is a positive leader in the building, supporting our AVID efforts, unofficially mentoring her new teammates, and encouraging all of us to learn and grow. Even though she has been teaching for a long time, she is never stagnant. She is taking a class on how to more fully engage families. She takes the most struggling students and helps them see the possibilities within themselves."