On Tuesday, March 8, the newest National Board-certified teachers were celebrated at the Capitol in Frankfort. RIS Superintendent, Leon Smith, and husband, Conrad Reding, were in attendance at the recognition of SES, 4th grade teacher, Cassie Reding, as she was recognized for National Board Certification. Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. It is:
- Built upon National Board Standards and the Five Core Propositions
- Rigorous and performance-based
- Based on multiple measures
- Valid and reliable
To date, more than 110,000 teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have achieved National Board Certification. Research shows that the students of Board-certified teachers learn more than students in other classrooms, which is why many states and districts offer incentives for teachers to pursue Board certification. We are very fortunate to have Cassie Reding at Stevenson, and we are proud of her accomplishments! Congratulations, Cassie Reding, we are Panther Proud!!
Russellville Independent Schools receives Operator of the Year Award for 2015! (picture above)
On March 10, Matt Costello, a Representative with Brakebush Brothers, Inc. awarded Russellville Independent Schools with an Operator of the Year Award for 2015, for their support and loyalty in promoting their chicken products. RISD was one of 52 companies nationwide who received the award. Food Service Director, Elaine Dixon, who received the award on behalf of the school district, has been working with Brakebush and purchasing their products for 5 years. Brakebush chicken products called “Kids Klassics” are Whole Grain items that promote participation in the Child Nutrition Program. Their various products such as Hearts, Christmas Trees, Shamrocks, and Halloween shapes are served for special holiday meals. Superintendent, Leon Smith, stated special thanks to Elaine Dixon and our cafeteria staff for working hard with the nutritional standards to provide good meals for our students and providing fresh hot meals for our students “daily”! Eating nutritious meals plays a role in student achievement as well. Congratulations!