Congratulations to the following students and staff from the Derry Cooperative School District
on being recognized for the following accomplishments. We are proud of and thankful for all that you do!.
West Running Brook Middle School would like to lift-up Logan C., Sophie M., Richard W., Olivia Z., and Juliana O. This group of 8th grade students initiated, developed, and implemented a 25-minute presentation to all 6th grade students that centered on the attributes of leadership and how to be a part of contributing to a school culture that is emotionally safe. This work is directly tied to the disposition identified by the Derry Cooperative School District to contribute to the community. This work is also an example of students exercising power in a manner that contributes to the real-world rather than only the school-world. Kids rise to the occasion when they follow an interest and their passion.
Donna Michaud/Teacher (Grinnell Elementary School) - We would like to give a big shout out to Donna Michaud for being on her toes and giving a student the Heimlich during a lunch.
Linda Wells/Teacher (East Derry Memorial Elementary School) - Received the NH Down Syndrome Association Exceptional Educator Award.
Claire Scanlon/Teacher (East Derry Memorial Elementary School) - Recognized by the NH Department of Education for contributing to the New Hampshire K-12 Arts Standards revision process.
Colleen Lent/Teacher (Ernest P. Barka Elementary School) - Published her article Universal Design for Learning: Reaching Students with Attention Challenges in the Vol. 21, Issue Fall, 2019 of NHASCD's NH Journal of Education.
Kelly Gagnon/Teacher (Derry Village Elementary School) - Selected for ParentingNH Magazine’s list of the Top Teachers 2019.
Renee Fortin and Kristen Loonie/Teachers (Grinnell Elementary School) - A big thank you goes out to Renee Fortin, grade 4 teacher and Kristen Loonie, grade 1 teacher from Grinnell Elementary School. They have led the way for adult learning with our staff through a Book Club. Renee and Kristen facilitated professional conversations around the book, A Mindset for Learning by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz.