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PRESS RELEASE Aspire Charter Academy Teacher Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 16, 2013—National Heritage Academies (NHA), a national charter school management company, honored teacher Karri Frost from Aspire Charter Academy, located in Gary, Ind., with an excellence in teaching award.
Every year, NHA celebrates the finest educators in its system of schools by highlighting outstanding teachers in four categories: Grades K-1, Grades 2-5, Grades 6-8, and co-curricular. The finalists are determined by a number of factors including student test scores, annual performance evaluations, and parent satisfaction data. There are fifteen finalists for each category.
Karri Frost from Aspire won the excellence in teaching for K-1. Principal Rasheeda Green reacted to the award by saying, “Mrs. Frost is committed to Aspire Charter Academy and truly enjoys being a teacher. She works very hard to ensure that her students receive continued support. Her enthusiasm and great smile brightens the day for her students and the staff. We are blessed to have such a wonderful presence in our building.”
NHA President and CEO Chip Hurlburt visited Aspire Charter Academy on Wednesday, Dec. 11, to present the award to Frost.
“Our mission at NHA is to challenge each child to achieve, and to make that mission a reality we need to have passionate teachers who provide the academic guidance that leads students to success,” said Hurlburt. “It’s an honor to say thank you to outstanding teachers like Karri for their commitment to their students’ educational journey.”
When asked what Frost enjoys most about being a teacher she said, “I enjoy seeing my students grow academically and socially. By the end of the year they have undergone a noticeable and exciting transformation. I also enjoy building relationships with my students. I have many students who are now in upper grades that come to see me on a regular basis. I certainly love my Aspire family!” 
Aspire Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades kindergarten through eighth.
National Heritage Academies is a charter school management company, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., operating 76 schools in nine states. It is currently serving more than 50,000 students for the 2013-2014 school year.

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