Sydney, a cherished member of our teaching staff in Okeechobee, Florida, passed away on 1/10 due to complications from COVID-19. While with Catapult Learning, Sydney was a dedicated, patient, and kind teacher, and a team player willing to help anyone. From a young age, Sydney had a passion for teaching. Prior to earning her degree in elementary education, Sydney brought energy to her classrooms as a substitute teacher. Sydney went on to teach for more than 10 years, and in 2020 she graduated with her master’s degree in reading education. She was known for her rapport with students and their families, and she engaged students through laughter and singing, building their confidence, and supporting their success. Sydney was also active in the community—she was a member of her church choir and a Girl Scout troop leader. Sydney shared with her family how much it meant to her to be a part of Catapult Learning, working with students, and dedicating herself to their individual needs. She will be deeply missed by her family, community, coworkers, and the students she served.