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Sophomore teacher setting district records in reading wins Teacher of the Month

Teacher of the Month
Sophomore teacher Becky Orr of Milne Elementary School is raising the bar for rookie teachers as Sterling McCall VIP Services February Teacher of the Month.

The third-grade ELA teacher was recognized on Tuesday for her students’ recent reading snapshot that not only scored above average for the first time in campus history, but across the district.

“Ms. Orr’s positive outlook for her students is contagious, and her classroom is simply a joy to visit,” Principal Terese Pollard said. “She is always the first to practice and implement a newly learned strategy in front of her peers during PLC, and her desire to learn and grow is insatiable.”

Orr’s students couldn’t contain their excitement for the inspiring teacher when she was surprised by Superintendent Richard Carranza and Board Trustee Wanda Adams. For students like Erin Cooper, it was hard to hold back the tears of joy for her favorite reading teacher. Read more...