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March 2020 Professional Staff Employees of the Month - Amanda Borger & Heather Lilly

March 2020 Professional Staff Employees of the Month

Amanda Borger & Heather Lilly

Five Points Elementary School

1st Grade Teachers

During the last school year Mrs. Borger and Mrs. Lilly attended trainings and began implementing the ECRI (Enhanced Core Reading Instruction) routines in their classrooms. Throughout the summer, they worked to develop trainings for all kindergarten through second grade teachers focused on the ECRI routines. During a variety of Act 80 days, Mrs. Borger and Mrs. Lilly worked with teachers to learn the ECRI routines which are now utilized in every kindergarten through second grade classroom. They embraced this leadership opportunity and closely worked with the teachers to assist them in learning and mastering these routines. As a result of their hard work and leadership, the delivery of core reading instruction across all kindergarten through second grade classrooms has become more consistent and grounded in the science of reading. Mrs. Borger and Mrs. Lilly encouraged their colleagues to learn these new routines through their provided trainings, modeling in the classroom, and answering questions as needed.They are excellent examples of teacher leaders! It is this type of leadership that will help students and teachers achieve high levels of success. Mrs. Borger and Mrs. Lilly are both commended for their commitment to ensuring every student learns how to read.