Local teacher is Extraordinary Educator
Monticello Elementary teacher Sarah English has been recognized by a national organization.
On January 11, English was named one of 35 Extraordinary Educators in the nation by educational company Curriculum Associates.
Curriculum Associates explains the annual honor recognizes educators who exhibit best-in-class use of their learning materials while illustrating growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrating innovation and engagement practices for students, being evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and having taught for at least two years.
“I never would have thought that as a stay-at-home mom who returned to the classroom over five years ago, and who is teaching in a small, remote town in the middle of the most beautiful ‘nowhere,’ I would have the chance to do anything like this,” said English.
“It’s humbling and exciting! I am excited to rub shoulders with incredible educators, to learn from them, and perhaps have a small grain of influence on a quality program that has been – and continues to be – a part of my students’ education.”
“Being a teacher is not a ‘one-and-done’ profession,” she added. “It’s a continuous process of learning, applying, researching, studying, sometimes failing, starting again, celebrating success, and collaborating. I love what I do, and I love the chance to learn and share by being a part of a community like this!”
This year’s class of Extraordinary Educators will have access to a network of peers from around the country to collaborate, connect, and learn from throughout the year, as well as access to professional development opportunities from Curriculum Associates.
They will also be invited to participate and present at the Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit as well as other professional learning events.