School leaders, assistant leaders and instructional coaches were asked to submit their nominations for monthly Teacher Hall of Fame candidates. We have a primary teacher category for grades K-5 and a secondary teacher category this year for grades 6-12. These nominations are based on the observations the school leaders make in their locations. It is up to them to honor a teacher who they feel embodies the mission of their school. Once the nomination is sent electronically to The Leona Group Department of Academic Achievement, the team reviews the nominees and base their decisions on who best embodies the spirit of The Leona Group and academic success. Congratulations to the 2016 November selections:
On Friday, November 11, Tunkers International hosted students from Highland Park Renaissance Academy at their new location in Warren, Michigan. The students, as part of a sponsorship with the international company, submitted artwork for Tunkers holiday card.
As the students entered the facility, their artwork was framed up on the wall for everyone to see. Three winners from grades 6th through 8th were selected with one grand prize winner from all of the grades.
The grand prize winner was Kenedi Madison, a 7th grade student. Her artwork was selected as the cover of the Tunkers holiday card, which will be sent out worldwide. At the end of the celebration, the school was awarded with a check and informed that Tunkers would like to continue the partnership for another three years.
Many Leona schools have integrated flexible seating into their daily classroom experience. For example, the fourth grade team at Northridge Academy has embraced flexible seating in the classroom by creating an environment that is free of desks. Ms. Beaver and Ms. Casteel have transformed their classrooms this year and are seeing the results in both student engagement and student achievement.
We asked them to share their journey with flexible seating