Vicky Condalary is assistant director of school services with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Previously, she was an executive master teacher for TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement in Louisiana, is an instructional leader for master teachers throughout the state, working with 10 TAP schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mrs. Condalary served as a TAP master teacher at Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary School in Baton Rouge for three years. Condalary received the National Milken Educator Award in 2001. She earned National Board Certification in 2000 and has served as a National Board Certification mentor for candidates in Louisiana. During her more than 17 years as an elementary school teacher, Condalary spearheaded innovative reading and writing programs that significantly increased student achievement.
As an accomplished speaker, Mrs. Condalary has testified before the Senate Education Committee and has conducted numerous workshops in reading, writing, science and math at the local, regional, state and national levels. She has worked with Louisiana State University's College of Education on curriculum redesign for accreditation. Mrs. Condalary has served as a consultant for the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP) and the National Writing Project and is a certified trainer for Thinking Maps. Mrs. Condalary was named Louisiana's Outstanding Young Educator in 1998 and Outstanding Mathematics Teacher by the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics in 1997. In 2000, she received the Excellence in Reading Award from the Capital Area Reading Council.
“It doesn't seem possible that it's been nine years since I was sitting with my own Class of 2001! On that day, I began an amazing..." (read more)