At Stratton Meadows Elementary School in Colorado Springs, a school with a high-poverty and minority population, second-grade teacher Jacqueline Bobbitt has made literacy, high standards and achievement watchwords for success. Research-based models, such as the Four Block Model, and sound practices like journal writing, manipulatives and literature are central to her classroom. Combined with a standards-based curriculum, interconnected lessons, and detailed tracking of each student's progress, the result has been a dramatic increase in school-wide scores. Ms. Bobbitt shares her expertise with colleagues, directing them in a school-wide pilot program to improve literacy and acting as the school's literacy coach. She also chairs the school-wide improvement committee and serves on the district quality focus team.
1972 Colorado College, B.A.