Becky French Receives State Outstanding Teacher Award

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Becky French, grade 4 teacher at Marion Cross School in Norwich, is a 2018 Vermont Outstanding Teacher. She was honored on October 1st at the 38th Annual Outstanding Teacher Day Celebration at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center. "Congratulations, Becky! We are lucky to have you at MCS!," says the MCS website

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The program at the event said the following about Ms. French, emailed school principal Bill Hammond: 
Becky is a highly effective teacher who takes students where they are and develops teaching strategies to encourage as much growth as she can in each student. Students enter fourth grade with a variety of academic and  personal backgrounds, but Becky creates an atmosphere in class that is both rigorous and flexible. Whether students are presenting their historical figure during a Biography Tea, or gathered in a circle for a meeting with classmates, Becky has outlined clear expectations for both academic and behavioral success. Along with her high expectations, Becky injects humor into her lessons and offers her students appropriate autonomy. This balance helps lay a wonderful foundation for students’ success in her class.

Outstanding Teacher Becky French in action. Source: MCS website

The UVM website describes the Outstanding Teacher Day Celebration: "Every year, the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, together with Vermont supervisory unions and school districts, the Vermont Agency of Education, and the Vermont NEA, join to honor the accomplishments of our state’s outstanding educators." 

POSTED: 10.05.2018 

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