Kahoa teacher honored for work with special education students

A special education teacher at Kahoa Elementary School has been honored as one of the nation’s “most inspiring teachers,” an honor that comes with a $10,000 prize.

Sara Voinovich is one of 51 teachers from across the country to win the National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. The award is given to teachers who: engage students; build confidence; create an inclusive environment; motivate students to succeed; and give students a voice. It’s named after philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, who is committed to supporting inspiring teaching nationwide through programs focused on developing the social and emotional skills of young people

Voinovich learned of the honor during a surprise Zoom announcement June 17.

“This award has affirmed the work that I have been doing and my personal goals as an educator,” Voinavich said. “I have always worked so hard to put my students first in every way possible. I am also so appreciative of the team of teachers I work with at Kahoa who have mentored me and continue to encourage me to be the best educator I can be.”


Published: June 26, 2020, Updated: June 26, 2020