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Jane Shiu: Collegiate Academies Teacher Feature

If you work in schools, you know that teachers are among the hardest working and least recognized groups of workers we have. Across our country, teachers put in extra time for their students, take work home, and don’t receive the same status as other professional groups, like doctors and engineers.

We want things at CA to be different. Like many teachers, our teachers put in lots of extra time. They don’t expect any recognition; it’s because they believe in their students. We want them to know how much they are valued. In some schools, teaching can be challenging, but thankless. At CA, we want teaching to be challenging and fulfilling.

What is the Collegiate Academies Teacher Feature?

The “Teacher Feature” recognition is a short, funny, and moving video to celebrate one teacher across CA. We choose a teacher who exemplifies the values of Growth and Excellence and reveal who is recognized on our network-wide Data Days, when all of CA gathers to look at student data and plan for all students to meet their goals.

Jane Shiu is the the first Featured Teacher of the 2014-2015 school year. Jane has been teaching for 7 years in total and four years at at Sci Academy, earning the title of Master Educator at CA. Jane teaches Computer Literacy, a course for juniors and seniors focused on preparing students. In her class, they learn about professional communication, resume development, coding, and financial literacy. She also teaches writing and ACT prep within her class, using her course to fill gaps across the junior and senior classes and help students earn the TOPS scholarship for Louisiana state colleges and universities.

This video highlights what makes Jane so deserving of this award. It also provides a template for other teachers to follow to impact their classrooms and teammates the way that Jane has.

Congratulations, Jane! We are so proud of all you have accomplished and can’t wait to see what more you accomplish this year and beyond.

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