published Monday, November 26th, 2012

Meigs County teacher in state program

A Meigs County, Tenn., educator is among 15 teachers statewide named to a program intended to share best practices and improve student achievement, according to a news release.

Renae Martin from Meigs County Middle School was named a Reward Schools ambassador, the Tennessee Department of Education release states. Each teacher comes from a 2012 Reward School, the top 10 percent of schools in the state in performance and educational progress.

"There are schools in Tennessee that have shown impressive growth and reached high levels of performance thanks to their effective approaches to instruction and training," Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said in a statement. "We want to make sure that other schools can learn from what's working for them."

All the ambassadors are teachers who earned an overall 5, the top score on Tennessee's teacher evaluations. They were nominated by their schools and chosen through an application-and-interview process for the yearlong, paid position.

Each Reward School whose nominee was chosen receives a $20,000 grant for educational programming.

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