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Cassandra L. Baddeley

Cassandra L. Baddeley (WA '06)

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Alexander Hamilton Scholars
Seattle, WA

At the time of the Award, Cassandra L. Baddeley was:

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Seattle, WA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 5

Biographical Information

When Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Seattle implemented a system of single-sex classrooms, fourth-grade teacher Cassandra Baddeley researched and incorporated instructional strategies into her all-girl classroom that have proven to be successful in teaching girls. Ms. Baddeley begins each year by making a special learning plan for each student, including goals for both remediation and acceleration. She and the school then align those needs with the state's grade-level expectations to help students reach academic standards. In 2003 and 2004, every one of her students met the standards on the state assessment in reading, and the district's value-added data analysis shows that her students achieve an average of two years' growth in her class. As a member of the school's Building-Level Team, Ms. Baddeley participates in the governance of the school, writing, presenting and implementing the school's transformation plan. Thanks to her effective instruction, the high-achieving girls in her classroom are building the foundation to become the accomplished women of tomorrow.

Additional Information


2001 Western Washington University, B.A.