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  • Non-Profit Aims to Improve Learning With Positive Classroom Cultures -

    Brandee Brandt, a San Antonio, TX English language arts teacher at Luna Middle School, is finding it easier to reach students over the past two years than at any other point in her 15-year career. According to Brandt, non-profit professional development foundation Great Expectations’ methodology has helped her create a productive environment in her technologically-integrated classroom. “The teacher-training model motivates, inspires and challenges individuals to achieve excellence in learning an...

  • Educator influences potential within child – Cheyenne Middle School Teacher of the Year -

    Cheyenne Middle School sixth grade math teacher Chelsea Blackburn helps students from left: Cole Henry, Evan Appling, Blackburn, and Pryce Bender work on a semester review. Blackburn was chosen Cheyenne’s 2017 Teacher of the Year by her peers.Cheyenne Middle School’s 2017 Teacher of the Year said she has known from a very early age that she would be a teacher.Sixth grade mathematics teacher Chelsea Blackburn has been at Cheyenne for three years and prior to that she spent six years a...

  • Lincoln Elementary named model school again -

    by Laura Eastes of the Daily Ardmoreite Reaching model status in the Great Expectations program is no easy feat, and Lincoln Elementary School has achieved it once again. The prestigious status is the top award handed out by the Great Expectation Foundation. The program teaches 17 classroom practices intended to bring change and innovation to public school classrooms — breading a culture of respect and high academic achievement, according to the education foundation.

  • Edmond Cheyenne Middle School is district's first to be named Great Expectations model -

    EDMOND — Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond has been named a Great Expectations Model School, the first middle school in the district to achieve the honor. “We are so honored to receive this recognition,” Principal Susie Schinnerer said. “This is the culmination of many years of work on the part of teachers, administrators and students.” The program, founded in 1991, is an educational reform model based on scientific research that is bringing major change and innovation to pre-kindergarten to...

  • Teachers participate in Great Expectations -

      By Megan Sando Transcript Staff Writer What does a flock of geese have to do with educating young minds? A group of teachers discovered the answer during a call and response exercise Friday at Reagan Elementary School during a Great Expectations program. A flock of geese has a naturally supportive essence.

  • Bixby’s Northeast Elementary and Intermediate a Model -

    by EMILY RAMSEY for GTR Newspapers GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Teachers and administrators from Northeast Elementary and Intermediate, Bixby school district administrators, and representatives from Great Expectations professional development program stand with the school’s GE Model School flag, which school officials received on May 18. Celebrating in the second row, center, are Northeast assistant principal Sarah Eisenmann, left, and principal Jamie Milligan. On May 18, it was officially made known tha...

  • Great Expectations Recognizes First-Ever ‘Model District’ -

    Bartlesville Public School District recognized for commitment to Great Expectations methodology, which emphasizes mutual respect, academic excellence NORMAN, okla. (May 21, 2015) – Great Expectations, a non-profit foundation that provides intensive professional development to teachers and administrators, announces Bartlesville Public School District in Oklahoma, as a Model District – the first school district in the U.S. to hold the title.

  • GE program enhances learning at Oak Hall -

    Students Ethan Lollman and Grace Reed read during a classroom lesson in Alyssa Allen's fifth grade class at Oak Hall Episcopal School last week. The private school was named a model school by the Great Expectations Education Foundation for the ninth consecutive year. Laura Eastes/The Ardmoreite Jimmie Wallis doesn’t just introduce a quote of the week to her kindergarten students each Monday.

  • Bittersweet goodbye, best wishes, tears -

    Children at Liberty Elementary heard the news of Mrs. Gates' retirement with a variety of emotions. Although it’s not easy to keep a secret in a school, the faculty and staff at Liberty Elementary School, Broken Arrow, managed to hide two special assemblies Friday from Liberty Principal Karyne Gates.

  • School Recognized as "Model School" for 12th Year -

    ARDMORE, OK-- Plainview Primary Elementary in Ardmore has been named a "Model School" for the twelfth consecutive year by the Great Expectations Foundation. "If I had to make the decision to go to a different school, I would definitely choose this one, there's like no other school I would want to go to," Isabella Gutierrez, 2nd grader, said. An assembly and balloon release took place Friday morning celebrating teachers and administrators who contribute.