Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS Teacher Tapped for Extraordinary Educator Award

Published on: 12/9/2020

Crystal Strong, an elementary school teacher at Andrea B. Williams Elementary School, has been named to the Curriculum Associates Extraordinary Educators Class of 2021.   Extraordinary Educators will receive recognition locally and nationally, a network of peers from around the country, professional development opportunities, and the opportunity to attend the Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit.

Ms. Strong describes her classroom as “positive, higher learning and fun."  “Data drives instruction!" said Strong.  “Data plays a huge part in how I differentiate and remediate my instruction. i‑Ready data breaks down learning targets for whole group and individualized instruction, which is very essential when you are developing lesson plans for whole group and small group instruction. If I don't have data, then I don't have growth/progress." 

Curriculum Associates Extraordinary Educators must have taught for at least two years, have experience using i-Ready® and/or Ready® in their classrooms, illustrate growth and achievement in formal assessments, demonstrate classroom innovation and engagement practices for students and evangelize for high standards and student achievement.  

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