Yay of the Day awardee, Patti Faini of Echo Lake Elementary School, receiving her swag bag.

YAY PATTI FAINI! Patti Faini, a fourth grade teacher at Echo Lake Elementary School, is today’s “Yay of the Day” honoree. Superintendent Amy Cashwell honored her recently at the school.

YAYWORTHY: Nominator Amy Jaspen said: “She has gone above and beyond to help kids transition from virtual to in-person learning. She not only works to make sure her fourth graders are doing well, she helps parents adjust as well. Ms. Faini has done an amazing job at noticing things that may have slipped through the cracks last year, and not letting her students fall further behind. She engages parents as needed and gives the kids grace while also teaching them responsibility.

“Ms. Faini’s positive impact can be seen in the personal touch she takes with each student to understand their needs. In a class of 20+, she has to address the needs of each student, whether gifted or not gifted. Her ability to help them all is amazing and we are grateful for her this year!”

Thank you for all you do, Patti Faini, to make a positive difference and move HCPS forward!