Investment History

A summary of investments since our formation in June, 2010.

School Year 2010-2011: In our inaugural year we provided incentives for 5 teachers to become Gifted Certified. This small investment resulted in an additional $16,000 in annual funding to be utilized to support the entire school.

School Year 2011-2012: In our second year we did the following to bring almost $30,000 in additional annual funding to the school.

  • Provided incentives for 4 more teachers to become Gifted Certified.
  • Provided funding for training in differentiated instruction in reading and math for 23 teachers.
  • Hired Early Intervention Program (EIP) reading teacher, Jacqueline Whited, part time to assist with challenged readers and provide classroom support.

School Year 2012-2013: In our third year we did the following. (Note: benefits will be communicated when quantified.)

  • Provided incentive for 1 more teacher to become Gifted Certified.
  • Hired EIP reading teacher, Jacqueline Whited, full time and provided her training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading to assist her with differentiated instruction.
  • Hired an instructor to provide Orton-Gillingham training in the summer for up to 20 teachers.
  • Paid for 10 teachers to receive differentiated instruction in reading for the fall.

School Year 2013-2014: In our fourth year we did the following. (Note: benefits will be communicated when quantified.)

  • Provided incentive for an additional homeroom teacher to become Gifted Certified.
  • Funded Daily Five training for 8 homeroom teachers to enhance Language Arts instruction in the classroom.
  • Provided stipends for 16 teachers to attend STEM training.
  • Continued momentum with off-level reading students by renewing full-time EIP reading teacher, Jacqueline Whited.
  • Paid registration fees to send Ms. Mann to a national music conference to support music instruction for all students.
  • Approved funding to grant Ms. Whited a raise, plus holiday and sick days, to align her compensation package more closely with a typical DeKalb County employee.
  • Paid for 15 teachers to receive incentives to attend summer training on Core Curriculum Math & Training.

 

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