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Walton Teacher Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Walton Charter Academy Art Teacher Marsheila Williams was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award from National Heritage Academies (NHA).
The award was announced by Director of School Quality Amy Ebling 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 to receive the Excellence in Teaching award from NHA,” said Williams. “I have spent the past 14 years at Walton Charter Academy and I cannot imagine being anywhere else. This school is my home and I love what I do.”

“I am so excited for Marsheila to be recognized by NHA for her outstanding work at Walton,” said Mona Boersma, principal. “Her dedicated to the students of Walton is admirable and we are so proud to have her on our team.”

Walton also recognized eight other teachers who were named finalist by NHA for the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Walton Charter 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.​