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Littleton supt. honored with ASU’s Educational Excellence Impact Award


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  • Patti Young/Littleton Elementary School District

Roger Freeman, Superintendent Of Littleton Elementary School District. Photo Courtesy Littleton Elementary School District

The Arizona State University School Partnership Grant Programs Advisory Council is recognizing outstanding ASU grant school partners with its third Annual “2015 Educational Excellence Impact Awards” for the 2014-15 academic year.

This is the final year of the Arizona Ready-for-Rigor Project, and Superintendent Roger Freeman is being honored as a Partner of Distinction on behalf of the entire Littleton Elementary School District’s support and participation over the course of the ASU Teacher Incentive Fund grant.

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Roger Freeman, superintendent of Littleton Elementary School District. Photo courtesy Littleton Elementary School District

Dr. Lisa Kelley, Chief Academic Officer praises Freeman’s leadership in the Ready for Rigor Project, “Dr. Freeman’s visionary leadership has helped the district improve not only in student achievement, but also consistent professional development and partnerships.”

“These elements have engaged students and staff in furthering their teaching and learning in Littleton schools, Kelley said. “We are proud to support the efforts of the TAP grant and its implementation in Littleton District.”

In 2012-2013, the District collaborated with Arizona State University to begin the first year of the TAP (Teacher and Student Advancement Program) initiative.

Littleton was one of 11 districts who partnered with ASU for the Arizona Ready-for Rigor Project. The goal of the project was to improve student achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness while creating sustainable performance-based compensation systems.

Schools collaborated with colleagues to raise student achievement through targeted professional development activities based on the needs of teacher’s professional practices.

This professional development, offered each Wednesday afternoon, was designed to enhance teachers’ skill through data driven training taught to small groups called “clusters.”

In addition, teachers continued with common planning time and professional learning communities so they could delve deeper into concepts using student data to develop their teaching strategies.

For more information, please contact Patti Young at 623-478-5611 or
young.patti@littletonaz.org.