North DeSoto Middle School in Louisiana Receives $50,000 TAP Founder's Award
Prestigious honor created by Lowell Milken recognizes school for distinction in TAP system implementation
Washington, D.C.—Lowell Milken, founder of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, today surprised leaders from North DeSoto Middle School in the DeSoto Parish School System, Louisiana, 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 during a special luncheon at the 13th National TAP Conference in Washington, D.C.
Districts, Schools Earn Surprise Recognition Awards for Commitment to TAP System
TAP Awards of Distinction and TAP Ambassador Awards recognize two districts and six schools
Washington, D.C.—The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) today surprised two districts and six schools with recognition awards for their commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. The TAP Award of Distinction honors organizations and comes with a financial prize of $10,000. The TAP Ambassador Award, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000, honors a TAP school that has gone beyond its campus to represent the principles of the TAP system and assist others in the state and region. The awards were presented before over 1,200 educators and policy leaders during a special Saturday luncheon at the 13th National TAP Conference in Washington, D.C.
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."