The Teacher and Staff Excellence Initiative ensures that teachers and staff, whose skills most directly affect students’ learning, have the resources to do their jobs well. Initiatives funded in this category include:
- Peer Coaching – enabling high-performing, master teachers to help their less experienced colleagues to develop classroom skills.
- Increased Counselor Time – providing additional days for counselors prior to the start of a new school year to ensure that all students’ schedules are perfected.
- Annual Teacher Excellence Award – for which teachers and parents select one teacher each year to be recognized for exemplary teaching.
- Durable goods for science and math classrooms.