Jennifer Muirhead was Trinity High School’s Teacher of the Year in 2017-2018. Her Environmental Science class, stationed at the far end of Trinity’s expansive campus, looks just like any other classroom. Blacktop counters fill the perimeter. Textbooks line the walls. There’s an eyewash station tucked with menacing assurance into the corner.

You sat in almost this exact classroom growing up. But there’s an almost tangible distinction about it, too. Muirhead arranges her desks in groups of four rather than rows. Labeled baskets of supplies wait in the wings. Everything about the space is built to tell students one thing: you matter.

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