Keystone Academy recently held a surprise assembly honoring Shelia Montri, kindergarten teacher at Keystone, for winning National Heritage Academies’ Excellence in Teaching Award. The ceremony took place at the school and featured a presentation by NHA Chief Academic Officer Todd McKee, and Keystone Academy Principal Jorvonna Drain.
The annual award selects teachers from across the organization for recognition in 11 categories, including kindergarten- through eighth-grade, specials, specialists, and paraprofessionals. The finalists are chosen based on personal evaluations, parent satisfaction, and academic scores, to name a few.
“Our Excellence in Teaching awards shine a light on the unsung heroes who are every day making a difference in children’s lives,” NHA CEO Brian Britton said. “I love hearing the stories of joy and passion that our teachers bring to their work – stories that are humbling and truly demonstrate the purpose behind what we do, transform lives. These award winners are so deserving of this recognition, and I am proud to recognize their efforts.”
This year, 154 employees were recognized, with 11 final winners. The winners received points through an internal employee recognition program called High Five valued at $3,500, which allow the winner to choose from a variety of goods, plus a $1,000 gift card for classroom supplies, and a plaque.
“Shelia is a mentor to two teachers at Keystone. She is always willing to share resources and ideas that benefit Keystone as a whole,” said Jorvonna Drain, principal at Keystone. “She has been recognized as an EIT finalist previously and we are excited that she is the winner this year.”
Keystone Teacher Honored with Excellence in Teaching Award
Published: Apr 01, 2019Jessica Meldrum
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