(Columbus, Ohio) (April 17, 2017). The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) announced that Northfield Elementary School in the Nordonia Hills City School District has been selected as a 2017 Hall of Fame School. Principal Staci Albanese and her staff will be presented with the award, including $1,000, to be used at the principal’s discretion. OAESA will recognize nine winners of the Hall of Fame Award during an Awards Luncheon to be held June 16, 2017, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
The Hall of Fame School Award recognizes schools that engage faculty, students and the community to provide a quality school experience. The school staff submitted an extensive application documenting the effectiveness of their educational program in several areas.
Hall of Fame Schools were chosen by two committees of OAESA members; one of which read and scored the applications and the other that conducted on-site evaluations of qualifying schools. Committee members wrote, “Upon entering Northfield, we were welcomed by the office staff, the principal and a host of students who serve on the Student Leadership Team…Positive energy engulfed us throughout the day of our visit. Students and teachers are proud of their school and all those who attend.
Academically, Northfield uses our State Standards as learning targets. They use several standardized benchmarking assessments to gauge student progress. There is common Intervention and Enrichment time at the beginning of each day whereby students may receive assistance or enrichment if needed….. Northfield has a strong academic focus that is student centered and focused on growth. Classrooms were informally observed during our visit, and each one appeared calm, yet abuzz with student activity….students were seen working together on projects, or working in pairs or small groups in reading or math. The visit to Northfield was a real pleasure, and we can readily endorse it for a Hall of Fame award for 2017.”
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