Today, we are celebrating the hardworking teachers and administrators at our school partner, Edmond Doyle Elementary School. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the school is receiving one of the highest distinctions in the public school system, the National Blue Ribbon Schools award.
Edmond Doyle Elementary School is one of five schools in Oklahoma and 337 in the country to receive the honor for overall academic excellence.
“These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education—that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a press release. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.”
The school specifically highlighted the use of computer-based programs in its application for the award. Teachers became very proficient in analyzing student progress and using data to inform interventions.
Roneshia Williams is our implementation coordinator for the school. “I am so proud. It’s such an honor to work with these teachers and this principal,” she said. “They deserved the award and worked extremely hard for it.”.
The school has partnered with Reasoning Mind since the 2011-12 school year, thanks to the generous support of BP America, Inc. This year, 122 students will use the program.
“BP is proud to support the communities where we operate and Edmond Doyle’s administration and teachers are to be commended for taking the extra efforts to give their students every opportunity to succeed. The Reasoning Mind program is an important part of why Edmond Doyle Elementary was recognized with this prestigious accomplishment and BP is a proud partner,” a regional spokesperson for the company said.
Congratulations to all of the administrators and teachers on this exciting award! We look forward to another year of partnership.