Ms. Emily Ayres is the recipient of this quarter’sACE Teacher of the Quarter Award! Her nomination letters explained that “Ms. Ayres’ enthusiasm shows her students that learning is a joy, not a job.” One parent wrote that Emily’s “jovial nature” creates a space of “learning and engaging in the classroom.” Another nomination celebrated that Emily “always goes above and beyond to help [my child]. Beyond great teaching, she demonstrates intangibles that we haven’t seen in other educators in NYC, France, or Austin.” And one family remarked, “Ms. Ayres has inspired [my child] not only as a strong successful, female role model, but as a person empathetic to others.” One statement seemed to summarize the sentiment of all of the nominations: Ms. Ayres genuinely cares about each student.