The parent who nominated Mr. Spitsberg wrote:

“My twice-exceptional 7th grader is in Mr. Spitsberg’s Humanities class. He has gone above and beyond with a solution-focused mindset to engage and motivate my child in a subject that is not their favorite. Mr. Spitsberg’s willingness to communicate with me and try a variety of strategies until we find success has increased my child’s engagement in the class. Mr. Spitsberg told the parents at open house to contact him when we see a small problem before it becomes a big problem. He has modeled this practice by being proactive and contacting me when he foresees my child in need of additional support for an assignment or project.”

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