Three educators and a South Carolina high school were honored
this week with Southern Regional Education Board awards. These
recognize outstanding teaching and leadership with SREB Readiness
Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high
school and postsecondary studies. The winners were honored at
SREB’s Readiness Courses Institute in Orlando, Florida.
Four educators were honored this week for their work to
help underprepared students succeed in high school and
postsecondary studies. Mary Zluticky of Horn Lake High
School in Mississippi, Phil Wesson of Sheridan High in Arkansas,
and Marla Davis and Jean Massey of the Mississippi
Department of Education won SREB awards.
2013 legislation in Arkansas calls for the high schools
to assess students before they graduate from high school and
offer transitional courses for those who do not meet college- and
career-readiness standards. In response, the Arkansas
Department of Education trained more than 300 educators to
teach the SREB Readiness Courses — more than half of them
for the Literacy Ready course, demonstrating a major
commitment to literacy in Arkansas.
In the summer of 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education
trained more than 200 teachers — more than 60 in Literacy Ready
and 160 in Math Ready. To support these teachers, Mississippi
created an SREB Ready endorsement. The state affixes an SREB
Literacy Ready or SREB Math Ready endorsement to the
certifications of teachers who complete the initial training
and the online follow-up training.
North Carolina adopted transition courses early. The state’s
Essentials for College Math course is based on SREB Math
Ready units, and the state trained more than 150 teachers in
2014-15 and an additional 90 in summer 2015.