The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and District 204 recently honored May Watts Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Amit Vaid with the A+ Award. Watch the surprise visit to recognize Vaid for “Making a Difference.”

Vaid received multiple nominations for the A+ Award. One nominator described him as a soulful teacher who intuitively accommodates all students. Former student Tiana Prem shared, “He impacted all his students in a bright and positive way by going above and beyond when it came to teaching.”

Vaid has been teaching at May Watts Elementary since 2004. He shared that he really tries to get to know his students, which he feels makes a difference and has a positive impact on successful learning.

Wells Fargo Advisors is partnering with IPEF and District 204 to help recognize one staff member each month for making a difference for students. To celebrate these outstanding staff members, Wells Fargo Advisors is donating $500 for the staff member to use in his or her school.

Nominate a staff member by visiting A+ Award Nomination.