By Tia Lynn Ivey managing editor
The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) applauded the elementary and primary schools for recently earning the 2016 Title I Highest Performing reward, as well as support staff from each of the four Morgan Counties school for their hard work and dedication. The 2016 Title I Highest Performing award is quite an honor, according to school officials. “I am proud of the hard work at both schools which why they are receiving this recognition. This award shows how focused improvement efforts can help to reach goals for each of our students. Congratulations MCES and MCPS!” said James Woodard, superintendent of schools. “We are so proud of the latest honor our primary and elementary schools have received!” said Sarah Burbach, assistant superintendent. “Being recognized as a 2016 Title I Reward Schools: Highest Performing is an honor that only 5 percent of the eligible schools in the state received.
This award is well-deserved for our teachers, support staff, and administrators who have worked so effectively with our students.” “I am very proud of both schools, because this indicates how they work together to become a K-5 school housed in two buildings,” said Jean Triplett, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. “Teachers are doing a wonderful job making sure they are meeting the needs of all students. Congratulations to both.” Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) Principal Lisa Daniel and Morgan Elementary School (MCES) Principal Ty Snyder were thrilled by the accomplishment. “We are proud of our students and teachers for working so hard to earn this distinction. We are maintaining a focus on student success and look for great accomplishments to continue at MCPS,” said Daniel.
“We are very happy to earn the Title I Highest Performing Reward designation again this year,” said Snyder. “This is our fourth consecutive year to earn this honor from the state department of education. This award demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff members to focus on the needs of students and do whatever it takes to help them be successful. We also have very supportive parents that encourage their children to do their best and that shows through with an award like this. We are proud of our continued success and strive to improve our instruction each and every day.”The BOE also recognized hand-picked support staff, one from each school, for their excellent work. Those honored were Cindy Stewart from MCPS, Vicki E’Dalgo from MCES, Dianne Yearwood from MCMS, and Jimmy Segrest from MCHS. “We thank you for all you do for us,” said BOE Chairman Nelson Hale.