Style: Night of the Stars Gala


In our district, teachers and educators alike are celebrated with a Night of the Stars Gala that focuses on their achievements.

Schools nominate staff members for different categories, such as Outstanding First Year Teacher, Distinguished Minority Teacher, School Related Employee and Teacher of the Year.

All smiles with one of my favorite administrators!

I was lucky enough to be nominated to represent my school as their Outstanding First Year Teacher. I’ve talked about this before, but I have absolutely loved my first year as a school counselor.

It’s been an incredible experience to be back at my old elementary school working alongside some of my former teachers. You know how people say that things happen for a reason. I’m a firm believer in this. Everything from moving home, starting this job, working with my kiddos – it’s all happened for a reason.


Although I didn’t win overall for the District, I still felt like a winner. And it actually gave me a chance to talk about a valuable lesson w. my students. That even if we don’t win we can still be proud of ourselves.

Jewelry courtesy of my mama

I definitely felt like a winner in this outfit! The perfect black jumpsuit from White House  Black Market (similar here). Paired it with a blush blazer, jewelry and a classic red lip. It gave me an extra boost of confidence as I walked across the stage.

And get this, it was the same stage I would walk in high school – talk about a surreal moment. As a product of SLC education, I am so proud to be back in my hometown helping the students of our community!