Benton Community School District is applying for the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant from the State of Iowa.
For the past few months a group of parents, teachers and administrators have been working diligently to develop the Benton Community Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant Application.
The goal is to be receive the grant for the 2014-15 school year. Our TLC vision is to: create a teacher leadership system designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning resulting in a world-class education for a lifetime of learning. The Benton Community teacher leadership system will utilize servant leadership principles by supporting capacity building opportunities for teachers to foster and promote best practices in the classroom while increasing student achievement.
On December 11, 2013 we will have a joint meeting with our TLC planning committee and the Benton Communications Team to help build understanding and gain input from other stakeholders on the district application. Please contact one of the members of the committee if you would like more information: Gary Zittergruen, Anna Upah, Andrea Townsley, Linda Brecht, Mark Kenny, Mary Masten, Beth Hlas, Jeremy Kulbartz, Doug Embray, Alex Olson, T.J. Murphy, Jo Prusha, Daralee Schnor, Jason West, Jan Andreesen or Trish Little.
Below is more information taken from the Iowa Department of Education Webpage describing the TLC process in the state (https://www.educateiowa.gov/teacher-leadership-and-compensation-system)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
What happens when a movement starts? What happens when collaboration is harnessed? Well, one result of a movement and collaboration within the Benton Community MS/HS was "TIE TUESDAY".
On November 26, 2013, students and staff at Benton MS/HS could pay $2.00 and wear a tie all to benefit the American Cancer Association. This movement was a result of collaboration among students and staff and we raised $366.21 for the cause. We had middle school students who started the idea, staff jumped on board, MS and HS student councils became involved and presto -- a day to think about others and help someone we might not even know was a success.
A HUGE thank you to all who were involved:)
|Tie Tuesday Flyer|