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The Leona Group hosted its annual Midwest Teacher Hall of Fame luncheon, honoring those teachers who received the award during the 2016-17 school year. The event was held at Vince's Italian Restaurant in Detroit, and featured awards, gifts and a special video presentation.
The Leona Group knows that to have life-changing schools, we must attract world-class educators. To teach in a Leona school requires passion, dedication and a sincere desire to be the difference in the lives of the families we serve. Each year, Leona's Midwest operations selects educators who best embody the spirit of their schools, The Leona Group and students' academic progress. Congratulations to these world-class educators! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for videos about each educator as they are posted!
Okemos, MI -- The Leona Group honored 23 students from the organization’s high schools in Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio at its 11th annual Spirit of Leona Awards held at its corporate offices on Thursday, May 11 in Phoenix, AZ and Tuesday, May 16 in Okemos, MI.
The Spirit of Leona Award honors one graduating senior from each high school who has overcome personal adversity and persevered to attain a solid educational foundation.
The award recipients, their sponsors and school leaders, and distinguished guests enjoyed a luncheon and presentation of awards. Students and their sponsors shared their touching stories, bringing to life the truest measure of Leona Group’s success.
East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy (ECUEA) acknowledges students' great behavior with gleaming results. Every week classes compete for the Golden Spatula celebrating lunchroom etiquette, the Golden Dustpan marking the cleanest classroom, the Golden Hanger observing uniform compliance and the Golden Clock commemorating good attendance. The contests run for both the main building and the modular building at ECUEA campus.
Arizona Business Magazine held its annual Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards on Thurs., Feb. 23; business leaders from across Arizona gathered at the Camelback Golf Club for the event. Among them were The Leona Group's founder and CEO, Dr. William Coats, his colleagues and family.
While Dr. Coats did not expect recognition at the event, he was the very deserving recipient of the Founder's Award, which goes to an individual who has founded a company that has changed its industry in positive ways.
Jody Sarchett, Senior Vice President at Lovitt & Touché, introduced the winner of the Founder's Award "This founder has been operating tuition-free, non-profit charter schools since 1996. This founder believes in providing choices for families whose needs, for whatever reason, are not being met by their traditional district school. This founder’s educational facilities are open to all students, regardless of income, gender, race or religion. This founder is acutely aware of the fiscal and academic challenges that families, communities and educational institutions face today. As a national organization serving nearly 60 schools in five states, this founder’s company has made significant and positive strides toward improving the nation’s educational landscape, especially in high-need urban areas. Please congratulate and welcome the winner of the Founders Award ... Dr. William Coats."
Congratulations to Havasu Prep 6th grade student Demitra S., who has been selected to speak at AVID summer institute in San Diego!
Demetra was selected out of 400 applicants and is one of the first elementary students to be selected. Approximately 3,000 teachers that attend the event.
Kudos to Ms. Kacee Norman (HPA 4th grade) and Ms. Sandra Talmadge (HPA 2nd grade) for facilitating Demitra's participation in this contest.