Students Honor Phyllis Abraham

25-Aug-2010

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Students at R.E. Baker along with numerous other “alumni” and grateful parents made a gift to The Peel Compton Foundation in honor of Phyllis Abraham in the form of an irrigation system that will ensure the Children’s Garden, now re-named the Phyllis Abraham’s Children’s Butterfly Garden, will grow and thrive with the additional water system. Mrs. Abraham announced she will soon be retiring after 17 years at R.E. Baker and over 20 years in the teaching field. Anita Brown, the homeroom teacher, spearheaded an effort to raise money to honor her years of dedication and inspiration to children. The Peel Compton Foundation is pleased that these students and parents chose to honor Mrs. Abraham in this fashion because she is widely known as a gifted teacher.

Mrs. Abraham has received many accolades in the years she has been in education. She has been the Teacher of the Year for the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, she has been recognized by The Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks with the Green Achiever Award, and most recently, she was honored with a dogwood tree that was donated to Compton Gardens in her name. But the most heartfelt awards that she has received over the years are student letters and visits from them. Mrs. Abraham says that "to know that I am so appreciated by parents and students is the best reward of all". She wants to make a difference in every student's life that she touches. She believes in teaching the whole child to become a caring, independent learner that wants to nourish and protect our earth through being an environmental steward with recycling, gardening, establishing butterfly gardens, and to feed our neighbors with the bountiful fruits of our labor.

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