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What Our People Love Most About Working at NHA

Haley Brink  |  February 21, 2020

National Heritage Academies (NHA) was recently recognized as a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® award winner for recruitment and onboarding practices, recognition of employee achievements, and the education and development of team members. In celebration of the award, read on for some reasons why our people love working at NHA:

“I am excited about NHA’s mission and the opportunity we have to positively change the lives of our students. Every day I look forward to and enjoy working with the talented and dedicated team here to accomplish that goal.” – Bob Owen, chief financial officer at NHA.

“I get to learn from so many talented educators and leaders within my building.” – Jessica Quisenberry, second-grade teacher at Knapp Charter Academy.

“The continued support and feedback teachers receive to foster their growth as effective educators.” – Faith Woodruff, third-grade teacher at Achieve Charter Academy.

“We are a true community who cares!” – Shawn Grant, special education teacher at Flagship Academy.

“The awesome career advancement opportunities, the great professional development trainings, the employee incentives/rewards, the effective use of data, the Moral Focus virtues, and the overall professionalism.” – Deedy Narcisse, middle school dean at Willow Charter Academy.

“The lasting relationships I am able to build with my families, students, and staff.” – Emily Gagnon, principal at Detroit Enterprise Academy.

“My team is driven, intelligent, and fun.” – Rachel Flim, accountability analyst at NHA.

“NHA cares about the teaching and learning of everyone!” – Felicia Tate, fourth-grade paraprofessional at Detroit Merit Charter Academy.

“It not only allows me to teach but it also allows me to inspire and be the person I needed when I was younger.” – Sydney Johnson, 6-8 at-risk teacher at Flagship Academy.

“My school is full of dedicated staff members and an amazingly diverse student body.” – Matt Sicilia, physical education teacher at Excel Charter Academy.  

“Music is offered at every school! When most schools are cutting the arts, NHA has ensured our students have a well-rounded education!” – Kristin Brown, music teacher at Detroit Enterprise Academy.

“I am encouraged to grow just as I encourage our scholars to grow, and we grow the whole child!” – Joanna Betts, special education teacher at Peak Charter Academy.

“NHA makes you feel so welcome when you join the team.” – Rachele Keller, teach force teacher at Detroit Merit Academy.

“NHA helps develop students’ academics as well as their behaviors to help produce good citizens.” – Yamamah Sawalha, eighth-grade math teacher at Canton Charter Academy.