Celebrate the Educator: Teacher Appreciation Series

These teacher-led sessions will highlight successful applications of Newsela in their classrooms and acknowledge moments of student growth and engagement. We are thankful for our educators who inspire learning every day. Meet the educators who will be featured in this series:  On behalf of all of us at Newsela, we want to share our sincere appreciation for your commitment to the classroom. To celebrate the inspirational moments of our educator community, you are invited to a webinar series that highlights the accomplishments of our star Newsela PRO teachers.


Christina Vogt, New Jersey Middle School Educator


Christina is going into her fifth year as a language arts teacher. She has taught grades 6-8, general and special education. She loves teaching because of the positive impact she can have on others and the curious minds of children. She also loves the fact that education is ever changing, no two days are the same and every day is the beginning of a new story.


Jim Bentley, California Elementary Educator


Jim teaches a 5th-6th grade loop in the Elk Grove Unified School District in Northern California. With 19 years experience, Jim loves teaching strategies that are transformative and empower students to make changes in their communities.


Lisa Neihouse, Arkansas High School Educator

Lisa is 9th grade Physical Science teacher at Alma High School. She is ending her 32nd year as a Science teacher.  She loves to teach because she really wants students to realize that learning is important - but curiosity is paramount to keep the learning going. Never let your childhood curiosity die, she says.

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