Sachiko Miyaji

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This Week's Question: What would you do with a $10,000 classroom grant?

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Watch the video above to find out how the finalist answered.

Your Nomination

Teacher's Name:

Sachiko Miyaji

Grade:

2nd

School Name:

Melrose Elementary MST Magnet

School City:

Los Angeles

School State:

CA

Teacher's Bio

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An educator for 17 years, Sachiko Miyaji currently teaches second grade, holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, and has served in many capacities as a classroom teacher, Instructional Coach for mathematics, and math team coach. Considered a leader among peers, she was instrumental in implementing the STEAM initiative in the primary grades at Melrose Elementary Math Science Technology Magnet in Los Angeles to inspire students to build, create, design, and problem solve through the Engineering Design Process (EDP), Project Based Learning and Cognitively Guided Instruction in Mathematics (CGI). Recognized as an outstanding, collaborative and reflective teacher in education, Sachiko recently earned certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (Class of 2012), and is currently a fellow in the Cotsen Foundation’s Art of Teaching program.

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GO GO Go!!! You can do it!!!!!!

by Batmanguy84
over 1 year ago | Reply

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over 1 year ago | Reply

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over 1 year ago | Reply

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over 1 year ago | Reply

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by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

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by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

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by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

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by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

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by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

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by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

I know it!!

by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

I know it!!

by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

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by Chocolate10
over 1 year ago | Reply

This has been a wonderful experience...kudos to organizations like GOOD that recognize the need to promote education in this country. We need more companies to get on board and support the hard work and dedication of our educators. Congrats, Sachiko for getting into the finals, and for promoting healthy and well deserved pride in your profession and in your school! Hope you win!!! GO, Sachiko, GO!!!

by brian.lowe.104
over 1 year ago | Reply

Good luck Ms. Miyaji, We believe in you!!! Make it happen Melrose Stars!

by chris.shanley.39
over 1 year ago | Reply

Eight minutes to go, and I got my votes in!! Woo-hoo!! Go, go, go!!

by Whyaduck
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms, Miyaji is the best. Go Melrose Stars.

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Good luck, Sachiko!
-Emily Volkert, former GATO finalist

by MsV109
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thank you Emily for your good luck wishes!

by SMiyaji
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thank you Emily for your good luck wishes!

by SMiyaji
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thank you for ALL your support and encouraging comments!!!!

by SMiyaji
over 1 year ago | Reply

I support the Mingasson's confidence in their teacher, Ms. Miyaji!

by mbardach
over 1 year ago | Reply

We put in our final vote got +5 of our family to vote. Looks like we could really make this happen Melrose Stats!

by ali rose
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji, Melrose is proud of you. Wonderful educator and human being, we need more of Ms. Miyaji

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji makes all the world a Melrose Star!!! You are our winner ALWAYS

by gina@tradeshowtemps.net
over 1 year ago | Reply

My final vote is cast. Good luck Ms. Miyaji!! Fingers crossed. You deserve to win.

by Zram
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss MIYAJI, we know YOU are the BEST...Happy Sunday to all :)

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Excited for Ms Miyaji and Melrose....

One more Day for votes..

Lets go Melrose!!!

by adanandgrisell
over 1 year ago | Reply

We are so excited for you Ms. Miyaji!! Hooray Melrose Stars!

by Zram
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji!
The Stanley's are so proud that you have made it this far! You rule!!! Go Melrose Stars!!!!

by kristin.battersbystanley
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji!
The Stanley's are so proud that you have made it this far! You rule!!! Go Melrose Stars!!!!

by kristin.battersbystanley
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji vision, patience and understanding of all students is admirable. Go Melrose....GO MS. MIYAJI!

by ortizma
over 1 year ago | Reply

Cast my vote for today. I really really hope Ms Miyaji will win this competition.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

A vote for Ms. Miyaji is a vote for all of the wonderful things and programs at Melrose!!

by Whyaduck
over 1 year ago | Reply

It is so wonderful to see how close we are!! I saw the other teacher's video - the nice thing is, no matter who wins this award is going to do some great things. That said - Go Ms. Miyaji!!!

by Gummistar
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Zyg's Arcade & Zyg's school!

by nirvan
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a passionate and dedicated teacher. She knows how to connect with kids and that

by evyg85
over 1 year ago | Reply

Yay! Go Ms. Miyagi...

by filmstar1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Casting my vote for Melrose and Ms. Miyagi.. Go!!!

by filmstar1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Cast my vote today!!! Keep it up Melrose!!!janice

by jkt
over 1 year ago | Reply

Our Melrose teachers are our children's day to day heroes. May their breed multiply! GO MS. MIYAJI!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji simply the best

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is constantly taking part in workshops to learn new methodologies and incorporating them into her classroom. I think a true educator is one that is continuing to better herself.

by hiroko.okazaki
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji gives voice to our children and truly has the x-factor of an idol. Yes, go Ms. Miyaji!!!!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji gives voice to our children and truly has the x-factor of an idol. Yes, go Ms. Miyaji!!!!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji is a great example of a Great American Teacher.

by Mr.LeeTropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

I am looking forward to second grade. Ms. Miyaji and Mr. Gaffield are awesome.

by Zram
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is simply the best. Go Ms. Miyaji!

by MelroseStar
over 1 year ago | Reply

I am so thrilled that my grandson gets to go to Melrose and that Ms. Miyaji may very well be his teacher next year.

by Babcia
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji, We are very proud of you!!!

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Let's support Ms. Miyaji and vote, vote, vote.....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Let's support Ms. Miyaji and vote, vote, vote.....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Ms Miyaji.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Melrose + Ms. Miyaji!

by JonRoepke
over 1 year ago | Reply

Hello 24/ 7 Melrose community: LET'S HELP Ms. Miyaji win this one for Melrose M/S/T! The Melrose students and faculty deserve it! LET'S DO IT!!

by rrivero
over 1 year ago | Reply

Just 4 more days till the rest of the world knows what we already know! Ms. Miyaji IS the greatest American teacher. Go Ms Miyaji GO!

by gina@tradeshowtemps.net
over 1 year ago | Reply

MS. MIYAJI! MS. MIYAJI! MS. MIYAJI!!!!!!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji you rock!! VOTE MS MIYAJI!!!!

by sandra.davis.7140497
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms.Miyaji is a wonderful educator. Go Melrose...

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is awesome. Not a surprise that we've made it so far. Let's finish this thing!! Go Melrose!

by olamay
over 1 year ago | Reply

I am so happy that you made it Ms. Miyaji, you are the best.. GO MELROSE!

by cosnidia
over 1 year ago | Reply

So excited...YES Ms. Miyaji for the WIN!!!

by ortizma
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is the best, Please vote and tell everyone to vote

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lana says "Go Ms. Miyaji!"

by mingasson
over 1 year ago | Reply

It is marvelous to see such young people so excited by their teacher. Her students demonstrate the meaning of "teamwork."

by sbertucc
over 1 year ago | Reply

I can't wait to see what the 2nd grade engineers create when Ms. Miyaji sets the $10,000 into action!

by sbertucc
over 1 year ago | Reply

Cast my vote today. Lets keep voting for our wonderful teacher Ms Miyaji.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Cast my vote today. Lets keep voting for our wonderful teacher Ms Miyaji.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji for the WIN!!!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji for the WIN!!!1

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji for the WIN!!!1

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Down to the finish line!! C'mon the Melrose school community, let's help Ms. Miyaji win this for our wonderful school, MELROSE M/S/T!

by rrivero
over 1 year ago | Reply

GO MS.MIYAJI !!!!!!!!!!

by abarrera
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go miss miyaji,go Melrose .

by Shery
over 1 year ago | Reply

This is amazing. I am so proud of our little school. The final round......this is amazing! Ms. Miyaji congrats for making it this far. It feels to see your hard work being recognized. Thank you.

by mamacy
over 1 year ago | Reply

Everyone let's rally together and ask everyone and anyone to vote for Ms. Miyaji.....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Everyone let's rally together and ask everyone and anyone to vote for Ms. Miyaji.....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Everyone let's rally together and ask everyone and anyone to vote for Ms. Miyaji.....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Everyone let's rally together and ask everyone and anyone to vote for Ms. Miyaji.....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Everyone let's rally together and ask everyone and anyone to vote for Ms. Miyaji.....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Let's go!

by JonRoepke
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go! Go! Go! Miss Miyaji, all the way!!!

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go! Go! Go! Miss Miyaji, all the way!!!

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Sachiko proves that EVEN IN URBAN SCHOOLS kids of diverse backgrounds can learn together in amazing ways, when they are inspired by effective teaching. Thank you for representing our good work in the big city!

by mkgardner
over 1 year ago | Reply

So I excited! I really hope she wins!

by Caren Mccaleb
over 1 year ago | Reply

So very excited! Go Ms. Miyaji! Go Melrose!

by olamay
over 1 year ago | Reply

She might be my teacher next year. I hope she wins!!
Keenan W.

by Gummistar
over 1 year ago | Reply

Good luck, Sachiko!

by AmySteinberg
over 1 year ago | Reply

Amazing, Ms Miyaji made it to the top two. Lets keep voting.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

I have a account. Each time I try to vote it works but today in my account it won't allow me to vote!

by EALAM000
over 1 year ago | Reply

I think the system is waiting until the next round is announced. Try again in a little bit. So exciting!!!

by MelroseStar
over 1 year ago | Reply

I appreciate her sensitivity with the children.

by marlon.okazaki
over 1 year ago | Reply

This is going to be amazing!!!

by PittPenguin
over 1 year ago | Reply

OMG! We're so excited! Crossing our fingers over here!!!!!!

by Elsa Mora
over 1 year ago | Reply

my fingers are crossed for you, Ms. Miyaji.

by Zram
over 1 year ago | Reply

Let's go Melrose and vote for Ms. Miyaji

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Let's go Melrose and vote for Ms. Miyaji

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji and Melrose deserve this honor. Go Ms. Miyaji

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji Rocks!

by Rjruggiero
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji put the sparkles on the Melrose stars.

by vr1vr1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji and Melrose Elementary are an exemplary example of a great teacher and school. Keep up the good work and good luck!

by TiaB
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Miss Miyaji go Melrose.

by Shery
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji makes Melrose students "shine like diamonds"! :-)

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lets do this Melrose Stars!!!!

by sethandjoel
over 1 year ago | Reply

Melrose ROCKS!

by JonRoepke
over 1 year ago | Reply

My son loves Ms. Miyaji's engineering experiments. Learning from experience is so powerful!

by hiroko.okazaki
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Ms. Miyaji and Melrose! We can DO this!

by Zmom
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji and the rest of the Melrose Math, Science & Technology Magnet Staff are one of a kind.

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Before I came to Melrose I always heard stories about terrible teachers, now it is the opposite. Miss Miyaji and the team of teachers at Melrose are fantastic. Wish every kids in America were that lucky.

by vr1vr1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Before I came to Melrose I always heard stories about terrible teachers, now it is the opposite. Miss Miyaji and the team of teachers at Melrose are fantastic. Wish every kids in America were that lucky.

by vr1vr1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Melrose MST has wonderful educators. This is for all the educators at Melrose MST. Please vote....

by bubbalynnfish
over 1 year ago | Reply

You cast a vote for Ms. Miyaji, you cast a vote for our Melrose school community. Please vote....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lets go Melrose!!! For Miss Miyaji

by sethandjoel
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lets go Melrose!!! For Miss Miyaji

by sethandjoel
over 1 year ago | Reply

Lets go Melrose!!! For Miss Miyaji

by sethandjoel
over 1 year ago | Reply

A truly great teacher...Go Miss Miyaji!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

A truly great teacher...Go Miss Miyaji!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

If given the opportunity, there would be an endless line of parents and students sharing their gratitude and good will towards Ms. Miyaji based on their own experiences.

by gabrielah
over 1 year ago | Reply

If given the opportunity, there would be an endless line of parents and students sharing their gratitude and good will towards Ms. Miyaji based on their own experiences.

by gabrielah
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an incredible teacher. She is a true educator.

by bubbalynnfish
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is in it to win it! It's incredible to see the Melrose team come together to make this happen. As a leader at our school, Ms. Miyaji has helped to foster just this kind of community. I, too, am incredibly grateful to have my children at Melrose and lucky that they will both have an opportunity to learn from her.

by gina.viola@me.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

I wish I had a younger child, attending Melrose M/S/T, in Ms. Miyaji's classroom, so he/she/and I could once again experience her incredible and inspirational energy!!
Go MIYAJI!

by rrivero
over 1 year ago | Reply

Yes , round 4. Go Ms Miyaji.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Miss Miyaji!!!!!!!! You are amazing!

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Sachiko Miyaji!!!

by Mr.LeeTropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji deserves to WIN!

by Mr.LeeTropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

I can't wait to have Ms. Miyaji as my teacher.

by Zram
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a truly amazing teacher! We are so lucky to have a Great teacher like her.

by ortizma
over 1 year ago | Reply

Keep up the amazing energy Melrose family! Let's get Ms Miyaj to the top!! She can WIN this!

by wsmithharris
over 1 year ago | Reply

On the top is were you belong.

by vr1vr1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a great inspiration to all students, teachers, and parents! Ms. Miyaji all the way!!!!

by evyg85
over 1 year ago | Reply

WOW! Congrats on making it to the 4th round. You deserve it. Way to go Melrose community for supporting Ms. Miyaji. I am so proud to have my child at Melrose.

by mamacy
over 1 year ago | Reply

We made it! Lets keep voting!!!

by adan.cifuentes.3
over 1 year ago | Reply

Round 4!! We can do it! Go Ms. Miyaji!

by olamay
over 1 year ago | Reply

I love the manipulatives she uses to teach the kids math. Actually seeing the little blocks making 10s and 100s really helps the kids.

by hiroko.okazaki
over 1 year ago | Reply

A vote for Ms. Miyaji is a vote for all of Melrose!!

by Whyaduck
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is the Great American Teacher of the Year.

by bubbalynnfish
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Mijaji is the Great American Teacher

by bubbalynnfish
over 1 year ago | Reply

Round 4!!! Keep Voting for Ms.Miyaji!!! Let's Win this thing!!!

by PittPenguin
over 1 year ago | Reply

Round 4!!! Keep Voting!!! Let

by PittPenguin
over 1 year ago | Reply

Keep voting for the GREAT AMERICAN TEACHER, Ms. Miyaji!!!

by sycamore
over 1 year ago | Reply

Keep voting for the GREAT AMERICAN TEACHER, Ms. Miyaji!!!

by sycamore
over 1 year ago | Reply

Keep voting for the GREAT AMERICAN TEACHER, Ms. Miyaji!!!

by sycamore
over 1 year ago | Reply

She is the best !!!!!VOTE FOR HER.

by vargas v
over 1 year ago | Reply

She is the best !!!!!VOTE FOR HER.

by vargas v
over 1 year ago | Reply

Happy Sunday to all :)

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Happy Sunday to you sweet jacqui!

by gina.viola@me.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is the best!

by pop
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a wonderful educator. She is role model for our future leaders...

by bubbalynnfish
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji so deserves this win. What a wonderful way to honor a teacher who commits so much to all of her students each and every day.

by gina@tradeshowtemps.net
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji is an incredible teacher and she deserves to win. Let's keep voting .

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms.Miyaji rocks. Please vote for Ms. Miyaji

by bubbalynnfish
over 1 year ago | Reply

I wish I had teachers like Ms Miyaji when I was at school, she is phenomenal.

by rusty@makevfx.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

When students leave Ms.Miyaji they have a clear understand of math and science. Every single student learns.

by miyaji
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji leads the way incorporating new technology solutions in the classroom to enhance learning. Her energy and enthusiasm is outstanding and truly inspirational.

by JonRoepke
over 1 year ago | Reply

I had the good fortune to visit Ms Miyaji's class today on a tour for educators and, judging by all the photos being snapped, I was thinking she should copyright some of the visual learning tools she has created. Thanks for inspiring so many of us Ms. Miyaji!

by sbertucc
over 1 year ago | Reply

"Math Sprints, Math Sprints, Math Sprints!" Ms. Miyaji introduced these to my son in the 2010/2011 school year (it was his 1st year at Melrose) At first he found her Math Sprints hard, but then with time he found the sprints challenging, competitive but FUN! He always wanted to do better the next time, or was pleased when he did well. Ms. Miyaji always motivated him (and the other students), plus she helped him build his confidence in regards to math, science, and the other subjects.

He's in 4th grade, is now part of the Melrose School Math Team, and he LOVES the math team. He told me last night "Mom, I love the Melrose Math team. We work so well together! I love it"
Ms. Miyaji deserves credit for his love for math& science (plus of course the other incredible teachers he's had at Melrose)

Thank you Ms. Miyaji for inspiring my son, and all the Melrose students.
Go MIYAJI!!!!!!

by rrivero
over 1 year ago | Reply

Woohoo!!! Almost thereMs Myaji, you deserve this... Keep voting STEAM!!!

by BrendanG29
over 1 year ago | Reply

We made it to round 3. I am so excited! Ms. Miyaji is the best!

by Caren Mccaleb
over 1 year ago | Reply

I think they should star in the next Hollywood buddy movie about true heroes.

by Wspeake
over 1 year ago | Reply

What you see in this week's video is the real deal. These 2 are a team. A team of brilliant educators that our students benefit from each and every day.

by gina.viola@me.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

Hurray! We are behind you all the way!

by TiaB
over 1 year ago | Reply

Congrats Ms Miyaji and Melrose on making it to round 3. Just posted the good news to FB. Vote & Share!

by mamacy
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Ms. Miyaji

by Shery
over 1 year ago | Reply

Sorry. Computer crash on last comment.

As I was saying, Congratulations Ms.Miyaji! Let's keep up the voting!

by PittPenguin
over 1 year ago | Reply

Congratulations Ms.Miyaji!
Let

by PittPenguin
over 1 year ago | Reply

holy cow! round 3 is in our reach! way to go ms. miyaji and melrose!

by saritajs
over 1 year ago | Reply

Continuation of my previous comment: You are one-of-a-kind!

by Elsa Mora
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go Ms. Miyaji! You

by Elsa Mora
over 1 year ago | Reply

Please tell anyone and everyone to vote for Ms. Miyaji. A true educator who inspires our future leaders.

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

I am old believe me!

by ealam12345
over 1 year ago | Reply

You are so right EALAM000! Ms. Miyagi has teached all 7 of my children. At different years.

by ealam12345
over 1 year ago | Reply

"Who the teacher is, is more important than what she teaches." This is so true with ms. Miyaji.

by EALAM000
over 1 year ago | Reply

One of our students second-grade asked today, "How many wore rounds until she wins?"

by kevin.gaffield.3
over 1 year ago | Reply

Keep your votes coming! Please vote for an amazing teacher Sachiko Miyaji.

by angela.scarcella.12
over 1 year ago | Reply

Correct vot for the smart, nice, funny, and a great teacher Ms. Miyagi!

by EALAM000
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is going all the way because she is simply the best! Go Ms. Miyaji!!

by bbrizuela
over 1 year ago | Reply

Mr. Gaffield and Ms. Miyaji are the dream team at Melrose. It is fantastic to watch them work together and see how the students respond. I am not surprised that Ms. Miyaji has made it another round - she's going all the way!

by gina@tradeshowtemps.net
over 1 year ago | Reply

Yay, round 3.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Round 3, here we come!

by mingasson
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miayji and Mr. Gaffield are great collaborators and our children get the benefit of both of their great minds and teaching methods. Go Ms. Miyaji!

by Nhoward
over 1 year ago | Reply

We are lucky to be a part of this ride.

by gabrielah
over 1 year ago | Reply

We are lucky to be a part of this ride.

by gabrielah
over 1 year ago | Reply

Last day, cast your votes in for this amazing teacher!!!

by arpie11
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is the best!!! We are so lucky to have such an amazing teacher at Melrose!

by rosalyn2013
over 1 year ago | Reply

Happy Sunday Everyone! Go Go Go Miss Miyaji!

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

My favorite thing about Ms. Miyaji is how humble she is about all the many achievements she has made. She deserves this!

by Whyaduck
over 1 year ago | Reply

My favorite thing about Ms. Miyaji is how humble she is about all the many achievements she has made. She deserves this!

by Whyaduck
over 1 year ago | Reply

keep the voting on!!!

by sethandjoel
over 1 year ago | Reply

Melrose Elementary has great teachers and Ms. Miyaji is one of them. I am so happy my would be one of her students. Great teachers are always hard to come.

by cosnidia
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is what a teacher is all about.

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

I am so grateful that this forum is available to let America know how wonderful and talented Ms. Miyaji is.

by gabrielah
over 1 year ago | Reply

My son can't wait to have Ms. Miyaji next year.

by gina.viola@me.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

The world needs more teachers like Sachiko Miyaji. Our school is so lucky to have her.

by Caren Mccaleb
over 1 year ago | Reply

"Who the teacher is, is more important than what she teaches." This is so true with ms. Miyaji.

by DominicS
over 1 year ago | Reply

To paraphrase Confucius: A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present and prepare our children for the future. This is Ms. Miyaji.

by scottpeake
over 1 year ago | Reply

Vote for Sachiko Miyaji!

by davidlyell
over 1 year ago | Reply

Vote, Vote, Vote for Ms. Miyaji.

by stutterboy.mcklusky
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is the kind of teacher that my daughter will look back on years from now and say, "wow she really put me ahead of the game". Her teaching is really making a difference in her life!

by phillip.hong.9
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an amazing teacher. Please tell everyone you know to vote for her.

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a rock star!

by miyaji
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji is a wonderful teacher, a team player and a very dedicated individual who truly cares for her students and school.

by klansill
over 1 year ago | Reply

BOY DO I FEEL GREAT!!! All because I just voted for an amazing teacher. You should try it if you haven't yet. It feels great. Go ahead and try it. But to get maximum enjoyment you need to vote for Ms. Miyaji.

by stutterboy.mcklusky
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is one of the main reasons educators send their kids to Melrose.

by DominicS
over 1 year ago | Reply

I wish I had Ms. Miyaji as my 2nd grade teacher.

by scottpeake
over 1 year ago | Reply

i vote every day

by abarrera
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is great with the kids, needless to say, but she also works as such a wonderful team with Mr. Gaffield. :)

by hiroko.okazaki
over 1 year ago | Reply

Vote for Ms Miyaji .she the best

by bubbaandjiji
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is the best. She engages students and what a wonderful educator.
You rock....

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

We love Miss Miyaji :)

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

Big smile + Positive Attitude = Happiness --

That is Ms.Miyaji. The support of our magnet.

by jrex
over 1 year ago | Reply

Big smile + Positive Attitude = Happiness

That is Ms.Miyaji.

by jrex
over 1 year ago | Reply

I llove seeing Ms. Miyaji's students interact with her annual classroom insect zoo. Wow, do they become knowledgeable entomologists!

by sbertucc
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is da bomb!!!

by Wspeake
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a teacher that pulls from an array of resources to meet each student's needs. She is known for her collaboration and her willingness to help both fellow teachers and parents.

by gabrielah
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji has created a collaborative system that can be used as a model for all students. She works with her 2nd grade partner to create the best possible environment for students to thrive within their own individual skill sets.

by melrose
over 1 year ago | Reply

Every student should be so lucky as to have an amazing teacher like Ms. Miyaji!!

by tradeshowtemps@gmail.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an incredible teacher who is extremely dedicated to her students. She goes above and beyond to ensure her students are learning. She also provides assistance and activities so we can continue the learning at home. We are lucky to have her at Melrose!

by Nhoward
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an excellent educator and we are so lucky to have her. I can't think of anyone more deserving of my vote.

by saperiad
over 1 year ago | Reply

We have 4 days left to vote and We can do this. Go Ms Miyaji.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

keep on voting!

by adan.cifuentes.3
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is sensitive to the needs of children who may not be doing so well in school. She also good at pulling out the best in such children. Go Ms. Miyaji! Yay for Miyaji Math!

by hiroko.okazaki
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji represents what Melrose Elementary is all about. A wonderful environment for children to learn and grow.

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

Having Ms Miyagi as a teacher, inspires our children to come to school every single day, she helps in looking for an answer to their curiosity. Someone like Ms Miyagi is what we need to cultivate our children's future. Two thumbs up for Ms Miyagi!!!!

by mirabelleg
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji represents the best in teaching: dedicated, motivated, inspiring and supportive to not only her current students but all the students of Melrose Elementary. She works tirelessly to mold the minds of our future scientists, engineers and innovators. She gives the Melrose Stars the ability to shine their brightest.

by cluelessdad
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji is an example of a great teacher. We are SO lucky to have her at our amazing school Melrose Elementary MST and my oldest was luckily enough to have her as her teacher last year. I look forward to when my youngest is in her class. MS MIYAJI THANK YOU AND YOU ROCK!!!!!

by sandra.davis.7140497
over 1 year ago | Reply

WE REALLY WANT MS MIYAJI TO WIN JUST VOTE AND VOTE AND VOTE AND....

by SOME DONKUS
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a hard working teacher. We are lucky to have her at Melrose!

by Cjmoreno
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is one of the hardest working teachers I have ever met. She is so dedicated to her students. We are lucky to have her at our school.

by olamay
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is one of the hardest working teachers I have ever met. She is so dedicated to her students. We are lucky to have her at our school.

by olamay
over 1 year ago | Reply

There is a study that says if a child has a great teacher two years in a row that can change the trajectory of their lives. Ms. Miyaji is one of those teachers. She is a transformative teacher.

by stutterboy.mcklusky
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Wspeake
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an amazing teacher and we are soooooo lucky to have her shaping the lives of our children.

by DominicS
over 1 year ago | Reply

Yes. Lets keep voting.

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Happy to vote again and again!! Proud to have my daughter in a school with such amazing teachers and faculty! Delighted by the amazing comments from my fellow parents and academic collaborators! Ms Miyaji IS an inspiration and deserves every accolade and more! And my daughter too, will always remember the Japanese lyrics to Jingle Bells. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! GO MS. MIYAJI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by elnazn@hotmail.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyagi is a wonderful teacher who even knows not only her students but every kid in school. She was not a teacher of my kids but still she knows them by first name and even their scores. That just shows how engaged and involved she is as a teacher, not just of her class but of every student in the school.

by jamela.cojuangco
over 1 year ago | Reply

:D :D :D :D WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by abarrera
over 1 year ago | Reply

Love You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Aya Ota
over 1 year ago | Reply

Hurray for Miss Miyaji making it to round 2!! I wish she could have been my second grade teacher... Keep up the good work. Great job!!

by TiaB
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ditto on all of the comments here! Ms. Miyaji is a fantastic teacher and an amazing colleague. Please vote for her and spread the word on your network. If you don't know her, check out the videos and you'll see why she has earned such high praise from students, parents, and colleagues. Then vote for her! Go Ms. Miyajji!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by kramerla
over 1 year ago | Reply

Miss Miyaji is the kind of teacher that make a difference not just for the year your child is in her class but for the rest of their lives.

by vr1vr1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms.Miyaji rocks!

by giant31
over 1 year ago | Reply

My daughter had Ms. Miyaju as a teacher and our whole family loved her. My daughter loved going to school, she had and has a wonderful attitude towards learning. We feel so lucky and blessed to have had such an outstanding teacher.

by Caren Mccaleb
over 1 year ago | Reply

Way to go Ms Miyaji!

by sethandjoel
over 1 year ago | Reply

lets go 2nd grade! keep on voting!

by adanandgrisell
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an amazing teacher and she deserves this more than anyone!! Go Ms. Miyaji!!

by Mxm4242
over 1 year ago | Reply

BRING IT MELROSE!!!!! Congratulations Ms. Miyaji, let's make this happen!!!!!!

by saritajs
over 1 year ago | Reply

Round 2 here we come!!! Way to go Ms Miyaji and MELROSE STARRS!!!

by gina.viola@me.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

Yes we can!

by angela.scarcella.12
over 1 year ago | Reply

Vote for Ms. Miyaji!

by PittPenguin
over 1 year ago | Reply

We as parents and our children are very lucky to have Ms. Miyaji. She is respected by her fellow teachers and a great example to the teaching community. It is my families pleasure to help in casting our vote so that she can use a very much needed grant to continue her efforts.

by mamacy
over 1 year ago | Reply

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

by PSUNGKAME
over 1 year ago | Reply

SHE IS A TEACHER THAT ALMOST WORKS FOR MELROSE FOR 2 DECADES
GO MS.MIYAJI

by PSUNGKAME
over 1 year ago | Reply

make her win!

by Ayi
over 1 year ago | Reply

make her win!

by Ayi
over 1 year ago | Reply

SHE IS A AWESOME TEACHER

by abarrera
over 1 year ago | Reply

SHE MUST WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by abarrera
over 1 year ago | Reply

Good luck Ms Miyaji. Xoxo

by IdaKohlschreiber
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Sachiko Miyaji Is a most incredible, innovative teacher. I am most fortunate to be her grade-level partner; believe me, there has never been a dull moment. We work collaboratively, constantly planning and reflecting upon our students, their needs and how we can improve our practice. She is an amazingly knowledgeable educator and consistently finding ways to challenge students in their learning. Ms. MiyajI is not only a remarkable teacher, she also challenges other faculty members to be in a never-ending quest of knowledge in order to provide all students at our school (and others) with lessons that assist our future generation with skills needed so they may excel.

by kevin.gaffield.3
over 1 year ago | Reply

Last day of round 1. I feel confident this incredible Melrose Star will be moving on to the next round. Let

by gina@tradeshowtemps.net
over 1 year ago | Reply

We love Ms. Miyaji! Please vote every day for this great teacher.

by jbshap
over 1 year ago | Reply

Yes we do! Keep voting!

by angela.scarcella.12
over 1 year ago | Reply

My daughter excelled as a student and a person while in Ms. Miyaji's class. She has such patience and the ability to assess the specific needs of each unique child.

by paige.b.hart
over 1 year ago | Reply

So true!

by angela.scarcella.12
over 1 year ago | Reply

My son always talks about Ms Miyaji and hasnt forgotten Jingle bells in Japanese!

by sethandjoel
over 1 year ago | Reply

My son too!

by angela.scarcella.12
over 1 year ago | Reply

"The mediocre teacher tells...The good teacher explains...The superior teacher demonstrates...The great teacher inspires". (William A. Ward)...Ms. Miyagi is a GREAT TEACHER! Her inspiration is admirable, she gives us so much hope. We thank her so much for her devoted dedication to the true love of learning. You GO MS. MIYAGI!!!

by ortizma
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a wonderful teacher. The kids love her. When she teaches the kids are so involved and love to learn. We are lucky to have her at Melrose.

by angela.scarcella.12
over 1 year ago | Reply

*fair

by Jazmin Baltazar
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an excellent person. She is a combination of talents! She is a wonderful educator! As a colleague she is awesome always giving you a sweet smile and the best of her! She goes beyond duties in the classroom and she is always fare to others! Ms Miyaji as my daughter

by Jazmin Baltazar
over 1 year ago | Reply

While taking a tour of Melrose Elementary, it was what I saw in Ms. Miyaji's classroom that cemented my commitment to the school. Once I experienced Ms. Miyaji's teaching methods I could visualize my son and our family being part of the vibrant Melrose Elementary community.

by saritajs
over 1 year ago | Reply

Always with a smile on her face, Ms. Miyaji challenges her students to learn while having fun!

by lananoemi@gmail.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a wonderful educator. She is a rare gem. A true educator.

by bubbalynnfish
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms miyaji a wonderful and great teacher

by Shery
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms Miyaji is a wonderful teacher who is loved by her students, respected by her colleagues and appreciated by parents for her dedication. Winning this grant will support her continued efforts to give her students the best education possible.

by artemis.fannin
over 1 year ago | Reply

Go, Ms. Miyaji!! I've seen all of the videos - and all of the teachers are amazing. But we think you're the most amazing of all!! You represent the best of all that the Melrose Stars strive for. Thank you.

by Whyaduck
over 1 year ago | Reply

She is always ready to smile...an excellent teacher!

by jacquitropezado
over 1 year ago | Reply

I'm a former student of Ms.Miyaji's class and I think she was the best teacher I've ever had. She challenged me in all subjects and I think you should vote for her.

by pop
over 1 year ago | Reply

We hear so much bad news about public schools and teachers, I think it's nice to see one that's doing so well. We need more media doing stories on teachers like this.

by lesavant
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an amazing teacher. We feel extremely lucky to have her as part of the Melrose family.

by scottpeake
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji's smile is a pleasure to see around school every day. Her students light up when she comes in the room! She is a very special teacher and Melrose is so lucky to have her.

by gina.viola@me.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms.Myaji is a great teacher in my opinion. Without her, Melrose Elementary would crumble into pieces.

by jrex
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an inspiration! She is smart, hard working, dedicated, collaborative and innovative. I have had the pleasure of working with her for 4 years now, and have marveled at the progress her students make each year. Through the use of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math she encourages young students to aim high and work hard to reach their literacy goals. She is a leader and deserves your support and well wishes to continue to make a difference in the lives of children.
Robin Wynne-Davis

by Robin Davis
over 1 year ago | Reply

In the words of my daughter, Skylar Minjin Hong, who is lucky enough to be a student in Ms. Miyaji's class:

"You are the best teacher. Thank you for the changes you made in my life."

Ms. Miyaji works tirelessly to ensure an enriching learning environment. She deserves this recognition!

by jean.roh.1
over 1 year ago | Reply

Not only is Ms. Miyaji a colleague, she is a good friend who has supported me in my own career as a teacher and a learner. She is an inspired teacher who sets high expectations for her students and for her own teaching. She would get my vote any time! Vote vote vote for Ms Miyaji!!

by deborah.mendoza.95
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is an exceptional educator who takes pride in her craft. She goes above and beyond her duties in the classroom and makes Melrose Elementary a wonderful school. Vote for Ms. Miyaji and you vote for collaboration, innovation, dedication and CHILDREN! You have my vote.

by Dr.Dillon
over 1 year ago | Reply

I have had the honor of working with Ms. Miyaji for the last four years as her principal. She is an extraordinary teacher who puts her mind, heart, and soul into educating her second grade writers, scientists, engineers, artists, etc. She has a lasered-focused on her students' achievement while maintaining a caring learning environment that accelerates their social-emotional growth. Her classroom is a think tank/ laboratory of reflective, deep learning. Ms. Miyaji is a role model and leader for the entire Melrose ES Mathematics/ Science/ Technology Magnet community. When you enter her room, you get goosebumps because there is so much intellectual and creative energy. I consider it a privilege to cast my vote for her every day!

by bernadettelucas
over 1 year ago | Reply

My son enjoyed Ms. Miyaji's Math Drills when in her 2nd grade classroom. Before Melrose, he hadn't been introduced to her method of teaching math & science. He's now in the 4th grade. He now LOVES and enjoys math plus science. He says he still misses her weekly Math Drills!
Also, she strongly encouraged & inspired him with his journal writing skills. He has since enjoyed writing on his own!
thank you Ms. Miyaji for inspiring & motivating the Melrose student body, and the parents too!!

by rrivero
over 1 year ago | Reply

Cast your vote for Ms.Miyaji! She is a fantastic teacher who works hard to make sure every child succeeds. You couldn't ask for a greater American teacher!

by sycamore
over 1 year ago | Reply

Please vote for our very own Ms. Miyaji of Melrose Elementary!

by gilles-m@pacbell.net
over 1 year ago | Reply

Ms. Miyaji is a great american teacher! She uses creativity and innovation to making learning fun for our kids at Melrose Elementary School! She deserves your vote!

by mingasson
over 1 year ago | Reply

Remember to press the vote button every day till March 10 if you want your vote to count in this round!

by Alessandra Rizzotti
over 1 year ago | Reply

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Nominations Began
Tuesday, January 22

Nominations Ended
Friday, February 15
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Monday, April 01

Voting Ended
Sunday, April 07
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Tuesday, April 16

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