Gifted and Talented teacher Andrea A. King has made a profound impact on student achievement at Rock Chapel Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia. Since becoming a Gifted and Talented teacher three and a half years ago, she has helped her students score in the top five percent in both the science and social studies subtests of the state-mandated Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). King engages her learners through stimulating hands-on activities, from creating a museum of papier-mache dinosaurs to extracting DNA from a bean seed and building a model of its DNA structure. King is chair of Rock Chapel's Grant Writing Committee, through which she helped the school earn a $25,000 grant to fund its first-ever science lab. She is also chair of the Spelling Bee, Social Studies Fair and Gifted Eligibility committees, and has worked with the district superintendent and his cabinet as a Teacher Advisory Committee representative and liaison between teachers and administration. King has served on the district-level textbook adoption committee and is a district trainer for the science and social studies curriculum. She collaborated on the design of the reading and language arts curriculum used in Lithonia Public Schools' Rising Stars summer remediation program to help third- and fifth-grade students pass the CRCT. Her high standards and expert teaching have turned her students into an independent, high-achieving community of learners.
The Covington News | Jun 29, 2021 | Covington, GA
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