Gabby Chase, a physical education teacher at Perry L. Drew Elementary School, is changing the lives of her students, 12 plastic cups at a time. An avid traveler and adventure-seeker, Chase launched a local craze that turned the deceptively simple act of cup stacking into a competitive sport and form of mentorship.
Committed to a broader goal of creating a culture of gratitude and esteem for all teachers, the nonprofit Honored is celebrating Chase throughout the month, shining a spotlight on Chase’s special one-to-one relationship with her student Mallory Bertrand as told by sports journalist Sam Gardner.
“Gabby is an inspiring example of the impact that high-quality teachers can have on their communities,” said Cory Booker, the junior United States Senator from New Jersey.
“The powerful connections formed between teachers and students are the foundation of great education, and her recognition from Honored is well-deserved,” said Booker.