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Congrats to Mrs. McHenry and her students for earning NATIONAL Honor Roll distinction in independent AR reading!!

Mrs. McHenry and her students at North Pole Elementary named to Renaissance National Honor Roll for significant reading achievement.

North Pole, Alaska- 4/1/2019 A local educator has been named to the Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in advancing students' achievement in Reading.

Renaissance, the leader in K-12 learning analytics, recognizes educators around the nation who have implemented reading programs successfully and have led their students to meet or exceed data targets that research shows leads to significant student growth.

Mrs. Julie McHenry, 4th Grade Teacher at North Pole Elementary, earned this distinction by guiding effective implementation of Renaissance Accelerated Reader. Accelerated Reader engages K-12 students in independent reading practice from foundational skills to grade-level standards. 

Renaissance National Honor Roll is designed to help educators tap into the power of Accelerated Reader by guiding their implementation in ways that promote and accelerate student growth. Renaissance provides educators with research-based data targets for readhing and math practice and interim and formative assessments as well as strategies that lead to an effective and sustainable implementation. Over the course of the school year, educators implement the programs with fidelity, while striving to achieve data points that research has shown result in greater student growth. Participating in Honor Roll provides educators the ability to engage in conversations with fellow educators using the programs via Renaissance Roylas, a community for Renaissance educators.

"Accelerated Reader is an international reading program recognized for its excellence in improving student literacy. Julie McHenry, a fourth grade teacher at North Pole Elementary, takes an excellent reading program, and she offers higher excellence within this program." said Mark Winford, Principal at North Pole Elementary. "She employs the full range of her teaching skills to optimize the effectiveness of the program, creating measurable and observable results very deserving of recognition, data that shows her deep commitment to improving student performance, to creating skilled, life-long readers."