According to a press release by Curriculum Associates, the Extraordinary Educators program “establishes a tradition of celebrating and connecting exemplary teachers from schools nationwide.” Two teachers from Alabama have been selected to join this program and take part in this tradition.
The teachers are Anna Bone of Boaz Elementary School in Boaz and Sachiko Green of Pelham Oaks Elementary School in Pelham City Schools in Pelham. They will join 29 other teachers “who exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready and/or Ready in their classroom, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate classroom innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years.”
“As a company founded by passionate educators, we have deep respect for the powerful ways in which talented teachers impact the lives of their students,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates.
“We are proud to recognize Anna and Sachiko as Extraordinary Educators,” Waldron added. “We look forward to sharing their innovative practices that drive student achievement and continuing our rich history of serving Alabama schools.”
The press release also stated that “all Extraordinary Educators will have access to a network of peers from around the country to collaborate, connect, and learn from throughout the year, as well as receive unique professional development opportunities from Curriculum Associates.” In addition, they will “also be invited to attend and present at the two-day Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit in July 2020.”
“I am honored to have been chosen as one of the Extraordinary Educators from Curriculum Associates this year,” Bone said. “Using Curriculum Associates has provided tools and resources to help all students learn by using fun and engaging differentiated instruction. I look forward to working with the other Extraordinary Educators in this program to express how Curriculum Associates provides high-quality instruction, striving to make classrooms innovative and effective.”
Green echoed Bone’s excitement, stating, “I am truly honored to be chosen as an Extraordinary Educator by Curriculum Associates.”
“Curriculum Associates’ research-based differentiated instruction ensures every child is challenged to grow through the content. This personalized approach has allowed every one of my students to engage in rigorous instruction while supporting me to become a more effective educator.”
For more information on i-Ready and how it benefits Alabama, click here.
Dakota Layton graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He is currently enrolled at the University of Mississippi where he is working to earn his Master of Arts in Philosophy.