This year, N-CCS has started an initiative in which staff members nominate a team who they feel is deserving of being named Team of the Month. With special thanks to our sponsor Prodigy Voice and Data, this team will be awarded with district recognition and a $100 stipend. Throughout the month, teams are nominated through a Google form, and a committee votes on the winner of the Team of the Month on or around the 15th of each month. In April, the team that the award goes to is the Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI) Team!
The Newton-Conover City Schools RtI Team serves as a model for what servant leadership looks like in our schools and our state. For no additional incentive, the RtI Chairs have taken up the task of implementing the RtI Framework to ensure that every student receives the support and services that he or she needs to be successful in their educational experience. The N-CCS RtI Team is composed of four team members. The Team Members are:
Stacey Mrazek, Shuford Elementary
Ashley Arndt, North Newton Elementary
Amanda McRary, Newton-Conover Middle
Julie Bowman, South Newton Elementary
Among the many accolades that they all received, one individual said, “These four women are the voice for the students who need it the most. They work hard after school and over the weekends to ensure that the students who are struggling academically and behaviorally and are in the Responsiveness to Intervention process have the best interventions that are possible and that the classroom teachers feel supportive. They manage their school based team to make sure that all the components of the process are getting completed.”
Another note shared that, “Their attitude about this extra work is always so positive as they are there to assist their fellow teachers and many times provide the needed interventions to catch up these students who are struggling. After school meetings, meetings during planning to discuss progress and maintaining the paperwork is lot but they do it with a smile and the students in our system are better because of them. They deserve to be recognized for making our system a better place for our kids.”
On behalf of N-CCS, we congratulate the Newton-Conover City Schools RtI Team on a phenomenal job this school year. Thank you for being a voice for the needs of our students!