Slaton High School named finalist for 2020 NIET Founder’s Award

From Staff Reports

Slaton High School has been named a finalist for the 2020 National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, or NIET, Founder’s Award.

SHS is among five in the entire country under consideration for the grand prize of $50,000. They will receive $10,000 as a finalist.

Slaton High School Principal Tiffany Potts is excited the school was named as a finalist. “Slaton High School is thrilled to be a finalist for the NIET Founders Award.  Our teachers have put in a tremendous amount of work over the past two years to grow and learn as educators,” she said. “This growth, collaboration and commitment from the Slaton High School staff has resulted in significant growth in the academic performance of our students. 

“I am elated to see our teachers and campus leaders recognized at the national level for the significant work they are doing to make a difference in the lives of our students.

The Founder’s Award was created by NIET Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken to honor one school annually for its exceptional implementation of NIET’s principles, which is to build educator excellence and advance student success, as reported in the press release naming Slaton as a finalist.

NIET also added award recipients are selected based on their efforts to make instructional excellence the cornerstone of school improvement; plan for regular professional learning focused on daily needs of teachers and students; create a culture of collaboration and reflection; and leverage teacher leaders and administrators to drive student growth.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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