published Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Normal Park Museum Magnet School recognized for teaching excellence

The Education Consumers Foundation is recognizing Normal Park Museum Magnet School Principal Jill Levine for her role in making the North Chattanooga school one of the most effective schools in the state of Tennessee.

“We are proud to see Jill Levine and the staff of Normal Park Museum Magnet School being recognized for their dedication and hard work,” said Rick Smith, Hamilton County Schools superintendent, in a news release. “They have created a learning culture in which every student is able to reach their potential."

Every year, the foundation selects 18 elementary and middle school principals to receive its Value-Added Achievement Awards based on the most important school measurement available: Learning gains across the entire student body, as measured by Tennessee’s Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), the news release stated.

Normal Park is one of the state’s top performers on TVAAS, ranking 29th in the state among 539 K-8 and middle schools, and is the third -lace winner of the Value-Added Achievement Awards among K-8 and middle schools in East Tennessee. Levine was also recognized last year through the awards program.

Winning principals each receive a certificate, a banner and a cash award: $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place.

An award ceremony will take place at the school on Friday at 2 p.m.

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