David Stewart’s love of and care for our community is evident in his every interaction with colleagues, parents and students. He is a constant force in creating a positive environment that is dedicated to student success. Not only is he an expert teacher, he builds programs to better our students’ lives including coaching, sponsoring the fitness club and being the activities director. The Salem Middle community is incredibly lucky to have him on our team.
Leslie Schwartz deeply cares about the success of all Seahawks: from mentoring her peers with sound instructional advice to providing translation services. She fiercely advocates for families of the students on her caseload and in her classes. Finally, she works tirelessly for our students from the big things like being an expert English teacher and a coach to our unified teams to the small things like dressing in Goth clothing so that each student feels like they belong. Any time she is thanked for doing something awesome, she says “That’s just what we do at Salem.” It is that attitude that lifts not just individuals but an entire community.