Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, ACE Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Pete Godfrey and Assistant Principal Alan Diaz.
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Pete Godfrey leads in the classroom as an excellent educator, but it’s on the basketball court where he makes what may be his greatest impact on students.
It’s there that the ACE Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year connects and engages with kids, coaching them with the care and respect that will influence their decision to stay in school and score future successes. Mr. Godfrey lobbied for the formation of the school's youth recreational league basketball team, which began playing in 2015 and for which he serves as head coach.
“He’s making a difference in those boys’ lives as a coach, teacher and mentor,” a colleague said.
Mr. Godfrey’s passion for coaching is what led him to leave his career in the insurance industry 15 years ago to become a teacher and coach and earn his master’s and two specialist degrees in education. For the last seven years, he’s served as a special education teacher at ACE Academy.
In his own words: “The basketball team is instrumental in keeping some of these young men in school and assuring their graduation. It gives the students and the faculty a sense of pride in seeing their team and their students out on the court.”
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