Monday, May 14, 2018

Northside's Amy Brande Named 2018 Lara Jane Parker Award Recipient

Congratulations to Amy Brande, a K-2 Adapted Curriculum Teacher at Northside Elementary, for being named a 2018 Lara Jane Parker Award recipient.

A graduate of East Carolina University, Amy is a talented teacher who applies evidence-based practice to her classroom instruction. She pursues additional training, and shares what she learns with colleagues. Amy also meets with parents and other professionals outside of school to ensure consistency for her students across different environments. Amy was nominated by her colleague Rena Dadolf.

The Lara Jane Parker Awards program was established to provide both reward and recognition to those outstanding teachers, therapists, parents, education and health professionals, and leaders who work daily to improve the lives of New Voices children. These individuals help improve their schools and their communities in ways that will allow these children to be fully included in all aspects of their daily lives.

Winners were honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 25 at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill. A $500 cash award, a special trophy, and a letter of commendation was bestowed upon the recipients at this prestigious event attended by family, peers, leaders, and the community.

Way to go, Amy!