Lakota Teachers Excel in State Assessment

Lakota Teachers Excel in State Assessment
Posted on 07/13/2017
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Lakota Local Schools is pleased to announce that three district teachers were in the top 100 RESA (Resident Educator Summative Assessment) scorers throughout the entire state.

Congratulations to Jennifer Parrett, social studies teacher at Lakota West Freshman; Amy Snyder, special education teacher at Woodland Elementary; and Katie Welch, kindergarten teacher at Shawnee Early Childhood School.

The RESA is part of a four-year program designed to offer support and instructional guidance to new teachers. According to the Ohio Department of Education, successful completion of the program and the assessment results in eligibility for professional licensure.

“We’re very pleased with the work that Amy has completed, both in the classroom and through the Ohio Resident Educator program,” said Woodland Elementary Principal John Wise. “She’s quickly developed the skills necessary to be a successful educator and to lead her students in their academic development. We’re glad to have her as part of our team.”

According to Jason Jackson, Associate Principal at Lakota West Freshman, “I’ve seen how Jennifer continues to deepen her teaching skills through the mentoring portion of the program. She has cultivated many skills and expanded her confidence as a teacher, all of which will positively impact her students in years to come."

“As a kindergarten teacher, Katie is instrumental in starting children off on their educational path,” notes Shawnee Early Childhood School Principal Theresa Brock. “Thanks to her compassion and professionalism, I know that Shawnee students are setting off on the right foot.”

Every Lakota teacher has a bachelor’s degree and credentials approved by the Ohio Department of Education and 78% of Lakota teachers have earned advanced level degrees. The district employs 974 teaching and licensed staff, with an average teaching experience of 14 years.