Michelle Johnson Joins RI Milken EducatorsMary E. Fogarty Elementary School | Providence, RI | Oct 17, 2018
Students crowd around third-grade ELL teacher Michelle Johnson for a congratulatory group hug at her surprise Milken Educator Award notification. The teacher celebrates every student’s growth, no matter the starting point. Children make great strides in her classroom: While 100% of her 26 students began last year below grade level on Lexia Reading assessments, all reached grade-level benchmarks by the end of the year, and 40% scored even higher. In math, students showed an average growth percentage of 67%, the highest in the school.
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