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Lorelle Williams Awarded Scholarship to Learn "Effective Strategies for an Engaged Classroom"
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 17, 2014, 11:58 PM   

Congratulations to Ms. Lorelle Williams, a 7th Grade English teacher at Madison Jr. High in Rexburg, Idaho, who has been awarded a $400 professional development scholarship from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s only non-union professional teacher association. Ms. Brenda Miller, NWPE Regional Membership Director, presented the award at a staff department meeting. Ms. Williams will utilize the award to take the course “Teach Like a Champ: Effective Strategies for an Engaged Classroom” offered through Learner’s Edge.

lorelle williams sidewaysDeeply committed to improving her craft as a teacher, Lorelle believes deeply in the value of collaboration to advance teacher professionalism.  "I believe that the greatest key to improving professionalism of teaching as a career is collaboration.  When educators work openly with one another to develop coursework, share ideas, and brainstorm solutions, everyone involved benefits from the wealth of experience and ideas that each educator brings to the group.  As I have collaborated with other teachers in my building, it has made me enthusiastic about my career, has given me new ideas and tools to add to my repertoire, and has validated my contributions to our team as I share my ideas and materials.  When educators willingly work together, camaraderie, instruction, and professionalism within the school improve, and students and communities benefit."

A member of Northwest Professional Educators, Ms. Williams joined NWPE for its professional support.  “My primary reason for joining NWPE was because it offered the benefit of affordable legal representation without the conflict of incorporating or adhering to specific political agendas.  As a member of NWPE I feel as though I am better able to separate my professional objectives from political opinions and simply focus on improving education in my classroom.”

We're excited for Lorelle to learn new strategies to advance student achievement by taking the classe "Effective Strategies for an Engaged Classroom" and we greatly appreciate her dedication to sharing what she learns with her colleagues!

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