During Daleville City Schools’ institute day on Tuesday, July 30, teachers were recognized for their work and attendance during the 2018-19 school year.

“I always like to give people a pat on the back,” Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps said. “I’m like the biggest cheerleader of the schools.

“I appreciate everything that all of you do, and I’m very excited to get to know your stories and see how I can help you as we move forward this school year.”

Stamps said she asked for recommendations of teachers who “went over and above the second mile.”

Stamps first recognized Daleville High School Guidance Counselor Candice Lawrence for having no absences for the 2018-19 school year. She received a certificate and $100 for her instructional supply fund.

ESL instructor Bethany Azar was recognized for only missing half a day, and fifth-grade teacher Bethany Goad was recognized for only missing one day during the last school year. Both teachers received $75 for their instructional supply funds and a certificate.

Savannah Dunaway and Jamala Moore received $50 and a certificate for only missing two days last school year.

Stamps and Windham Elementary School Principal Chris Mitten recognized the grade with the most students who reached their growth goals in both reading and math on the state’s standardized test. The data from this test is used to generate the grade for the schools and system.

The four fifth-grade teachers from the 2018-19 school year who were recognized were Savannah Dunaway, Kimberly Newby, Bethany Goad and Becky Callahan.

“We all know that we don’t do our job alone,” Callahan said after being recognized. “We always have supporters in the building with us. For fifth grade, yeah, we rocked the Scantron, but we couldn’t have done it without all the support of everybody else there.”

Stamps and Mitten also recognized Monica Saldana for her work in helping all of her students on math (response to intervention) RTI come out of the program.

Stamps and Daleville High School Principal Josh Robertson recognized teachers who had qualifying scores on the AP exams.

Roni Gilley was recognized for her qualifying scores in AP Biology, Laura Howard for AP Calculus, Hannah Johnson for AP Literature and Angelia Fulford for AP U.S. Government.

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