May 27, 2014
CLI is proud to announce that a CLI-trained teacher and a CLI school have both been honored with awards for their success in elementary education.
Vineland Public Schools of Vineland, N.J. recently chose Brandy Patch, a CLI-trained third-grade teacher as Marie Durand Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. Ms. Patch was given the award alongside others in the district as the best that Vineland Public Schools has to offer. Read more about the award and other star teachers here.
Lazaro Cardenas Elementary School in Chicago was recently awarded an Academic Improvement Award from the Illinois State Board of Education. Cardenas was one of only 125 schools in the entire state to receive the award for achieving substantial gains over a one- to two-year period.
Principal Jeremy Feiwell thanked teachers and staff for their hard work, commitment, drive, and energy that supported students in succeeding on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), and noted that Cardenas’ work with CLI “is a strong example of a professional collaboration between quality teachers and a successful organization with both focused on providing exemplary balanced literacy instruction in primary classrooms.” Click here to see Cardenas’ ISAT report card.