Déborah pictured above with Ashley Wu from MIPA and with Eric Thuau, FASPS head of school.
MIPA Recognizes Déborah Fiaux, FASPS Teacher for 16 Years, as Its “Exceptional Educator of the Year” for 2021–2022!
The Mercer Island Preschool Association
(MIPA) has awarded FASPS Tiny YPK Teacher Déborah Fiaux its “Exceptional Educator of the Year” for 2021–2022. The award is given annually by MIPA to honor and recognize a teacher, director, assistant, or administrator who has made exceptional contributions to Mercer Island’s preschool community through their dedication to early childhood education. On Friday, June 17, Ashley Wu, representing MIPA, stopped by FASPS to congratulate Déborah and to present to her a plaque, flowers, and a gift.
Déborah was surprised and moved to tears for having been recognized and honored by Mercer Island’s preschool parent community. “I was so surprised and touched. I teach our youngest students at FASPS, who start at two years of age, and it’s been so fulfilling to be able to welcome them to campus and provide a safe and enriching environment for them to develop and grow during the pandemic,” said Déborah.
Eric Thuau, FASPS’s head of school, could not be happier for Déborah. “From the start of this pandemic, we have had three primary goals and guiding principles: 1) Mitigate risk and prevent the spread of virus to the best of our ability; 2) Offer our harmonized, bilingual program through in-person learning whenever possible; and 3) Support our students’ social and emotional learning by adapting and strengthening our program with the partnership of our families. Our teachers have been working so hard and have sacrificed so much to create an educational environment that is as close to normal and as safe as possible for our students. We are so proud of each and every one of them, and I could not be happier for Déborah and her team, who take such good care of our tiniest students.”
Congratulations, Déborah, and thank you to all our 2021–2022 teachers for the amazing work you do, day in and day out. Enjoy your summers!