GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec.
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.
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.
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.”
President and CEO Chip Hurlburt visited Aspire Charter Academy on Wednesday,
Dec. 11, to present the award to Frost.
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.
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.