Local teacher honored

Published 1:14 am Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Edgewood Elementary School 4th grade teacher Athenia Angion was again awarded for her excellent work.

Angion was awarded the highest national certification level for outstanding performance in education by Renaissance Learning.

The award came off the semester-long movement to have student-wide growth at Edgewood Elementary School.

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“Renaissance Master Educators are at the leading edge of this nation’s effort to improve education,” said Judi Paul, chairman of the board at Renaissance Learning. “Athenia has again shown that implementing Renaissance best classroom practices not only improves individual student achievement, but creates performance gains in the entire classroom over an extended period of time.”

To achieve Renaissance Master Classroom recertification, an educator must demonstrate that students are maintaining high-quality practice for a minimum of 18 weeks. In addition, educator must be actively working with individual students to meet Renaissance-recommended standards and be helping each student work at the level that promotes the most growth.

In addition to national recognition, Angion will receive a certificate in recognition of her class-wide achievement, more opportunities for professional development, and other benefits to share with the class and school.