The Ritenour School District is proud of our outstanding teachers. First Class teachers exemplify the following:
Fidelity of Implementation
How does the nominee ensure they are teaching the curriculum as it was designed to be taught?
How does the nominee facilitate a high-level/complex response from their learners?
What are the various examples this nominee uses in creating curricular connections with various cultures and real world scenarios?
What are the various ways that the nominee maintains a high level of interaction with their students in the learning process?
How does this teacher ensure he/she is teaching to the variety of student learning styles in the classroom?
As compared with other past or present first year teachers in the Ritenour School District, what distinguishes your nominee as the most outstanding?
Madison Kukic, a fifth-grade teacher at Wyland Elementary, is the district’s First Class Teacher for 2022-2023.
“Mrs. Kukic creates a space in her classroom where students are safe to be who they are and express their authentic selves,” said Wyland Elementary Principal Dr. Lisa Greenstein. “We appreciate not only her skills that make her classroom a model for trauma-informed teaching and learning, but also the extra effort she made to become bilingual in Spanish. She exemplifies what we are striving for as the future of Ritenour teachers.”