Tenesha Duffy, third grade teacher at Lulu Ross Elementary, has been named to the Delaware Department of Education’s 2016 Delaware Dream Team. She will have the opportunity to participate in an intense math and leadership-focused professional learning opportunity that will strengthen the Common Core State Standards in Delaware. The Delaware Dream Team teachers will convene at TeachFest Delaware, a two-day professional learning experience January 28 to 29 in Dover. At TeachFest Delaware, teachers will dive into an intensive program of highly structured coach and peer collaboration led by LearnZillion. Teachers will develop their skills in teaching for conceptual understanding and fostering productive struggle in their classrooms. Post-TeachFest Delaware, the 2016 Delaware Dream Team members will apply what they’ve learned in their classrooms and meet virtually with their coaching group to reflect and continue planning.
Michelle Harris, librarian at Lulu Ross Elementary, recently received a STEM grant for her Incubation and Embryology Project, from the Delaware Retired School Personnel Association. On January 26th she attended the STEM Conference and Awards Ceremony at the Chase Center in Wilmington where she found out that she was one of the runner-ups and the only elementary applicant to make it that far. Ashland was kind enough to award me with an additional $500 which she has decided to use to purchase more items for the school library.