Mary Joy Dekker was the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award this year at Rees. This award is given to her as a result of being nominated by her peers. MJ is a wonderful example of how to reach the needs of all students. She will find something to help her students feel successful. She loves the arts and tries to find ways to integrate them into her lessons. We’re so happy to have you at Rees! Congratulations!
"My favorite thing about MJ aside from her dedication to teaching students and to Rees, is her personality. I love how she gets into character during the Halloween Parade and during her literacy lessons. MJ makes learning fun for the students and she truly cares about each of them." –Adam Gull