Meet Marc Horowitz, Finalist for Broward Schools’ Teacher of the Year
Marc Horowitz, Indian Trace Elementary School
We’re spotlighting one teacher finalist per day leading up to the Broward Schools Teacher of the Year winner announcement on February 16th. Today’s star teacher is Marc Horowitz from Indian Trace Elementary School.
A product of BCPS, Marc Horowitz has been a teacher in Broward County for the past 13 years. For the last five years, he has served as a teacher of 5th grade gifted students at Indian Trace Elementary School. He believes that attitudes are contagious and that, if you convey the right attitude, students will benefit. He fosters an environment where students, parents and teachers work together to achieve common goals. As a gifted, high-achiever educator, Horowitz understands the importance of having students think differently and show their creativity. He is committed to empowering his students to become self-directed learners.
His students have won awards in local, state and national competitions, including earning first place in the First in Math national competition, which led to his students being featured on several local television stations. To ensure his students grasp the idea that mathematics is a subject for a lifetime that can be applied to every facet of life, he assisted with the creation of a school-wide theme called Math-a-Magician. Horowitz devised interactive monthly lessons that both reinforced and extended math benchmarks. In addition, he developed a math game called the Amazing Math Race, in which students solve real-life word problems throughout the school. This brought learning out of the textbook and into real life.
Thank you, Mr. Horowitz, for the good work that you do. Congratulations and good luck!