Andrea Sloan was so disappointed in her school's end of year test scores in 2016 that she questioned whether Lee County Schools had made a mistake in hiring her to be the principal at Tramway Elementary. But after restructuring the school to allow for teacher experts to let their leadership show through, and a whole lot of hard work put in by students, teachers and staff, Tramway Elementary, for the first time ever, won the Head of Class award.
LaKeisha Snipes doesn't like using tricks when it comes to teaching math. “'Conceptual' is my whole style of teaching,” explained Snipes, who teaches freshman math at Lee County High School and this year's Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher for Lee County. “Like with your times table, I want them to understand the math behind it, the conceptual aspect of it. I don't teach tricks, I teach the math behind it.”
After her experience over the summer with Central Electric Membership Corporation, Bragg Street Academy's Daria Fedrick needed to bring the membership cooperative model back to her personal finance class for the 2018-19 school year. She'd decided going in that the easiest way to do so would be to have students selling candy to their peers, and thus was born Bragg Street's “Sugar Shack.”
If you can’t beat a record, at least tie for best, right? That’s what Lee County and Southern Lee high school students did after the carpentry house they built last year recently sold for $81,000, matching the all-time record for such sales.
The Lee County Board of Education approved — at its regularly scheduled meeting — that the half-days on October 26, 2018 and February 15, 2019 are now full instructional days for students.