The Elementary Curriculum and Development Department celebrated Science Teacher Dierdre Ricketts of Stevens Elementary School as the winner of the 2019 Elementary Science Teacher award, sponsored by alliantgroup on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the department announced the below six finalists for the inaugural award who were selected by a committee of school office and curriculum leaders, teacher development specialists, strategic partnerships, and university partners.
|Achieve 180||Deirdre Ricketts, Stevens ES|
|South||Crystal Williams, Hartsfield ES|
|North||Sara Rodriguez, Shearn ES|
|Northwest||Denise Conway, Helms ES|
|West||Anthony Jones, TH Rogers School|
|East||Minerva Perez, Burnet ES|
The district announced the award in December 2018, which was created by alliantgroup’s Blue Heart fund as an effort to support the district’s goal to increase student achievement and recognize the district’s most outstanding elementary science teachers.
Ricketts will receive a $3,500 cash prize coupled with $500 for classroom materials and supplies, while the other five fianlists will receive a $1,250 cash prize each, as well as $500 for classroom material and supplies.