Carter High School in Knox County, Tennessee, Receives $50,000 TAP Founder's Award
Prestigious honor created by Lowell Milken recognizes school for distinction in TAP System implementation
Los Angeles, CAŚLowell Milken, founder of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, today surprised faculty of Carter High School in Knox County Schools, Tennessee, with the prestigious TAP Founder's Award. The award, which includes a $50,000 prize, was presented before more than 1,200 educators and policy leaders at the 14th National TAP Conference in Los Angeles, California.
Funded by the Lowell Milken Family Foundation, the TAP Founder's Award is given annually to one school for exceptional efforts to implement and represent the principles of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. TAP is America's leading comprehensive educator effectiveness model that aligns career advancement, daily job-embedded professional development, rigorous teacher evaluation and accountability, and performance-based compensation. Principal Ryan Siebe accepted the award on the school's behalf.
Schools and Universities Earn Surprise Awards for Commitment to Advancing Educator Effectiveness
TAP Founder's Award, TAP Awards of Distinction, School of Promise and TAP Ambassador Award recipients hail from AR, AZ, IN, LA, SC, TN and TX
Los Angeles, CAŚThe National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) surprised schools and higher education institutions for their commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.
TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement is America's leading educator effectiveness model that aligns career advancement, professional development, educator evaluation and performance-based compensation. For more than a decade, TAP has worked to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement in high-need urban, rural and suburban schools and districts across the country. It is managed and supported by NIET.
Carter High School in Knox County Schools, Tennessee, is the recipient of the TAP Founder's Award, which recognizes a school for its exceptional efforts to implement and represent the principles of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. It is accompanied by a financial prize of $50,000.
The TAP Award of Distinction recognizes an organization for its commitments to the TAP System and efforts to advance educator effectiveness. The recipients for this year are Arizona State University, the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis, and Texas Tech University.
Betty Crawford, Former TEA UniServ Coordinator, Knox County Education Association, Tennessee
"After looking at TAP, we thought it was a really good program if you implemented it fully and properly. After educating schools and staff members about what TAP entailed, the program was ratified by all the membership. Once people were educated about TAP, they understood that this isn't just about test scores: this is about staff development. This is about growing as a teacher. And that's what we did."