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.
Barry Whittington, Career Teacher, Donaldsonville High School, Ascension Parish, Louisiana
". . . The TAP process places an emphasis on support from master and mentor teachers who come into my classroom to help me implement the strategies we are learning. As I grow professionally, the TAP process assists me in monitoring the strengths and weaknesses of my students and gives me the tools I need to develop strategies so that all of my students are engaged, enriched and successful learners."