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Excellence in Teaching Winner at Queens Grant Community School

Press Release

12/18/2015

queens grant_chip teacher.JPGMINT HILL, N.C, Dec. 18, 2015—A kindergarten teacher at Queen’s Grant Community School, Regan Adam, won the Excellence in Teaching award from National Heritage Academies (NHA). 

The president and CEO of NHA, Chip Hurlburt, made the surprise announcement at a school assembly on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

 “We believe in providing educational excellence to all of our students,” Hurlburt said. “This award is our way of recognizing the top performing teachers and saying ‘thank you’ for all of their hard work and dedication to ensure each child is achieving in the classroom.”

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. There are 15 finalists in each category. The finalists are determined by a number of factors including student test scores, annual performance evaluations, and parent satisfaction data. 

Adam has served as a teacher with NHA for 13 years. She has been nominated for the award seven times.

 “The best part of teaching is seeing the glow in the children’s eyes as they begin to learn new things, especially reading,” Adam said.  “Kindergarten is such an influential year. There is so much growth in one year. It's amazing!” queens grant_chip and teacher.JPG

Queen’s Grant Community School Principal Christy Morrin said Adams frequently researches and tries new methods and strategies to better meet the needs of her students and improve her instruction. 

“We are so pleased that Mrs. Adam has been selected as the Excellence in Teaching winner for the K-1 category,” Morrin said. “She is a quiet leader at Queen’s Grant who mentors new teachers and shares ideas. Mrs. Adam achieves strong, consistent results in the areas of student achievement, principal evaluation, and parent satisfaction.”   

Queen’s Grant Community School is a free public charter school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is one of eight schools in North Carolina managed by National Heritage Academies. NHA operates 81 schools in nine states serving more than 55,000 children.

 

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