Educators Win 2018 Literacy and Math Awards at National Conference

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These teachers, trainers, schools and districts were honored for their outstanding literacy and math practices at SREB’s College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference July 9, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.


Melinda Defee, Pike County High School
Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award
Pike County School District, Alabama
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Valerie Freeman, North Pike High School
Outstanding Literacy Teacher Award
North Pike School District, Mississippi
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Tammy Whitlock and Donna Patten
Outstanding Local Trainer Award
Ouachita Parish Schools, Louisiana
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Moore High School
Outstanding School Award
Moore Public Schools, Oklahoma
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Stanly County Schools 
Outstanding District Award
North Carolina
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SREB’s College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference brings together educators to learn and improve classroom strategies with literacy-based assignments and mathematics assignments that build students procedural fluency and deepens their mathematical reasoning and understanding.

These powerful literacy and math strategies have re-energized thousands of teachers by creating a collaborative environment that builds teacher confidence and student learning. SREB helps schools adopt these strategies through planning, training and coaching. The 2018 conference was held in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11.

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