HATHORNE – Superintendent Heidi Riccio and Principal Shannon Donnelly are happy to announce that Essex Tech has been named a Distinguished School by a nationwide group for distinctive pupil achievement.
Essex Tech is one among as much as 100 faculties all through the nation that’s being acknowledged this yr by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators. The National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program highlights qualifying federally funded faculties for making important enhancements for his or her college students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) supplies extra assets for susceptible college students and federal grants to state instructional companies to enhance the standard of public elementary and secondary schooling.
Schools might earn the designation for excellence in one among three classes. Essex Tech is being honored for increasing Title I companies to supply studying, writing, and arithmetic assist for college students in Grades 9 and 10.
Superintendent Riccio and Principal Donnelly cite a number of causes for these successes:
- Special schooling academics who had been content material specialists changed paraprofessionals, and had been paired with their content material counterparts in a grade degree academy mannequin.
- Teachers developed new approaches and employed research-based finest practices, together with a dedication to an improved co-teaching mannequin, participating college students.
- Teachers harassed and strengthened how superior expertise in math, English, and science are vital to college students’ chosen profession discipline.
“At Essex Tech we believe that every student has the potential to succeed both academically and in their chosen technical pathway,” Superintendent Riccio mentioned. “Our faculty and staff embraced that vision, and have worked to offer students an authentic, supportive learning experience where all are able to grow. The proof is in our success. Because we are inclusive, Essex Tech students leave with all the skills they need to be hired in high-demand jobs upon graduation.”
“We identified students who needed additional support, and by increasing our focus on applied critical thinking and problem solving, our student gained new skills and increased confidence,” Principal Donnelly mentioned. “You can see it in the students’ faces as you walk through classrooms and program areas.”