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?
Dianitia Butler, a first-grade teacher at Iveland Elementary, is the district’s First Class Teacher for 2021-2022.
“Student engagement is Mrs. Butler’s greatest strength,” Iveland Principal Amanda Connelly explained. ”In her class, everyone is not only expected to participate but wants to participate. Ms. Butler herself is engaging as a person and her enthusiasm and excitement for learning are contagious for her students. Just walking into Ms. Butler's room makes you want to participate in the learning as well. She exemplifies what we are striving for as the future of Ritenour teachers.”