“Teachers are among our nation’s most valuable resources, and their instructional creativity and finesse have never been more apparent than during the epidemic,” according to Javier Moreno, a senior vice president at Disney Destinations. “These 50 educators, as well as thousands of other instructors across the country who continue to inspire our nation’s children through the imagination-powered learning concept that lies at the heart of our Disney Imagination Campus, deserve to be recognized.” 

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Carlanda Williams is a kindergarten teacher who regularly transforms her classroom in creative ways that excite her pupils’ imaginations and make learning enjoyable. She converted her room into an escape room for Halloween and Christmas, inviting students to collaborate to solve riddles and ultimately solve a mystery that allowed them to flee the space.