McKinley students (from left) Robert Shedrick Jr., Malik Harleston, and Ryan Sturdivant work through a math problem with Shira Fishman, the District's Teacher of the Year for 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

McKinley students (from left) Robert Shedrick Jr., Malik Harleston, and Ryan Sturdivant work through a math problem with Shira Fishman, the District's Teacher of the Year for 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)