TOY / Brown Elementary
Caesar Rodney
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... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

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Teacher of the Year at Brown

Susan Kunzweiler

With 18 years teaching experience, Susan Kunzweiler is a fifth grade teacher at W. Reily Brown Elementary School in Dover. Susan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts degree in Special Education, both from Delaware State University. “Until I became an inclusion teacher, there were little hurdles to overcome in my classroom and little reason to change my direction of teaching. Success was the norm in my classroom. Today, it is quite the opposite. My students are comprised of many abilities and socio-economic levels. Obstacles arise daily. Changing my direction means providing differentiated instruction and assessment while remembering that all children can learn if given a warm and welcome environment. Altering the way I teach for each child in my class helps each child progress one step closer to academic success.”