The 2011 Value-Added Achievement Awards Ceremony

Click on photos for larger image Winners with Governor Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, Dr. J.E. Stone of the Education Consumers Foundation, and Elisa Luna Governor Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, and Dr. J.E. Stone of the Education Consumers Foundation announce the Luna Award with Elisa Luna Dr. J.E. Stone, president of ECF; Sandra Vicars-Williams, Keplar Elementary; Speaker of the House Beth Harwell Dr. J.E. Stone, president of ECF; Lex Suite, West Carroll JHS; Speaker of the House … Read More

2011 VAAA – Parkview Montessori Magnet School

Third Place, West Division, K-8/Middle Schools Melinda Harris , Principal 905 E Chester St Jackson, TN 38301 Madison County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: Parkview Montessori Magnet School is a Montessori magnet school in Jackson, Tennessee. The school became a magnet Montessori school in 1992 and has grown from 88 students to over 300 with a waiting list! Our school is not zoned and students from anywhere in Madison county can register to attend. Students are randomly … Read More

2011 VAAA – Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center

First Place, Middle Division, Elementary Schools Melva Stricklin, Principal 2417 Maplecrest Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Davidson County Schools Visit website Recipe For Success: Everyone is waiting to hear Stanford’s big secret; what do we do that makes us a high performing school.  Chefs will tell you that it’s not one secret ingredient, but the right combination of several common ingredients and the care that goes into the preparation, that make a good dish. Stanford’s recipe uses just the right combination … Read More

2012 VAAA – Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center

First Place, Middle Division, Elementary Schools Melva Stricklin, Principal 2417 Maplecrest Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Davidson County Schools Visit website  Recipe For Success: Everyone is waiting to hear Stanford’s big secret; what do we do that makes us a high performing school.  Chefs will tell you that it’s not one secret ingredient, but the right combination of several common ingredients and the care that goes into the preparation, that make a good dish. Stanford’s recipe uses just the right combination … Read More

Reading: Any US School

  How well does your school teach children to read? In every city, state, and district, some schools are far more effective than their demographic peers. These charts will help you to identify them. Charts are based on the most recent publicly available data. Click here for a guide to creating school and district comparison charts.   Alabama (2023) Alaska (2019) Arizona (2023) Arkansas (2022) California (2022) Colorado (2022) Connecticut (2022) Delaware (2022) DC (2022) Florida (2022) Georgia … Read More

Value Awards Past Winners

Past Winners of the Value-Added Achievement Awards 2014 Elementary Schools Beth Roeder, Andersonville Elementary Visit website Click here for Beth Roeder’s Recipe for Success Teresa Leonard, Boones Creek Elementary Visit website Click here for Teresa Leonard’s recipe for success Renee Bernard, McPheeter’s Bend Elementary Visit website Click here for Renee Bernard’s Recipe for Success Tammy Hoover, Baxter Elementary   Visit website Click here for Tammy Hoover’s Recipe for Success Joe Thompson, Black Fox Elementary Click here for Joe Thompson’s … Read More

The Free and Happy Student

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“The Free and Happy Student” By B. F. Skinner Phi Delta Kappan, 55(1), pp 13-16, 1973. The natural, logical outcome of the struggle for personal freedom in education is that the teacher should improve his control of the student rather than abandon it. The free school is no school at all. His name is Emile. He was born in the middle of the eighteenth century in the first flush of the modern concern for personal freedom. His father … Read More

Stanford Montessori Design Center

2013 Value-Added Achievement Awards Winner: Melva Stricklin, Stanford Montessori Design Center First Place, Middle Division, Elementary Schools Melva Stricklin, Principal Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center 2417 Maplecrest Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Davidson County Schools Visit website (Additional pictures below)   Materials related to the Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center recognition ceremony: Press release from the event PDF of School Performance Chart showing the school’s ranking; or visit ECF’s online interactive tool to make a chart that shows other schools by name PDF … Read More

Montessori School at Bemis

2013 Value-Added Achievement Awards Winner: Melinda Harris, Montessori School at Bemis Third Place, West Division, Middle Schools Melinda Harris, Principal Montessori School at Bemis 905 E Chester St Jackson, TN 38301 Madison County Schools Visit website (Additional pictures below) Materials related to the Montessori School at Bemis recognition ceremony: Press release from the event PDF of School Performance Chart showing the school’s ranking; or visit ECF’s online interactive tool to make a chart that shows other schools by name PDF of TCAP/TVAAS … Read More

2012 Winners

2012 Value-Added Achievement Awards In a May 14, 2012 ceremony held at the Tennessee Supreme Court, Education Consumers Foundation President J. E. Stone presented awards of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 to Tennessee’s highest performing elementary and middle school principals. (You can see rankings of every elementary school here, and of every middle school here.) Recipients were selected on the basis of their school’s most recent 3-year average achievement gains in math and reading/language arts. Only those principals with 5 or … Read More