2013 Teacher Winner
School: 1st Grade, Gideons Elementary School
Project: Project Break the Cycle!
Prior to earning a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from The Johns Hopkins University in 2010, Ms. Yoo worked as an assistant preschool teacher in Georgia and Maryland where she received recognition for going above and beyond in the areas of fostering parent-to-parent and parent-to-teacher relationships. Upon entering Johns Hopkins, Haena trained to become a classroom teacher and then went on to become a 2011 Teach For America corps member. After two years as a classroom teacher, she still loves coming to work each day and continuously seeks to improve her craft for the benefit of her students.