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Laurus Teacher Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Laurus Academy Third-Grade Teacher Laura Robert was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award from National Heritage Academies (NHA). 

The award was announced by Director of School Quality Nancy Kouba during a school assembly on Thursday, Jan. 18.

“I truly believe that teaching is one of the hardest professions and, certainly, one of the noblest,” Britton said. “Teachers don’t just perform a task; they give of themselves daily for the advancement of others. The Excellence in Teaching Award allows us to recognize our hard-working teachers and to thank them for their tireless efforts and investment into helping our students excel.

“It is my hope that all our students know how blessed they are to have such top-notch and dedicated teachers,” Britton added. “Participating in this assembly is a privilege. It is an honor to meet and thank these individuals for their dedication to their students, school community, and National Heritage Academies.”
Every year, NHA celebrates the finest educators in its system of 84 schools by highlighting outstanding teachers. There are 13 categories with most having seven finalists in each. This year NHA celebrates and recognizes 102 finalists and 13 winners. Categories include each grade level, specials teachers, paraprofessionals, special education, and interventionists. The finalists were determined by a number of factors including student test scores, annual performance evaluations, and parent satisfaction data.

“I am honored and proud to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award from National Heritage Academies,” said Robert. “I love what I do, and I love being a part of the Laurus Academy family.”

“I am incredibly proud of Laura Robert and her commitment to Laurus Academy,” said Principal Carolyn Boyer. “Laura is a commitment teacher and a wonderful example of the culture we strive to create at Laurus. Her students are so lucky to have her as a teacher, she gives each day her top effort and it is apparent in her student’s success.”

Laurus Academy also recognized Teresa White, kindergarten teacher, who was named finalist by NHA for the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Laurus Academy is a free public charter school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. NHA operates 84 schools in nine states serving more than 57,000 students.