Galva Elementary School teachers Amy Jackson and Tina Moore were recognized for their work with the district’s Cats Commitment and Math Club programs at November’s school board meeting.

Galva Elementary School teachers Amy Jackson and Tina Moore were recognized for their work with the district’s Cats Commitment and Math Club programs at November’s school board meeting.

GES Principal Mary Kelly read the following commendation:

"The Illinois Quality Afterschool Quarterly is a publication put out by American Institutes of Research. American Institutes of Research provides technical assistance and professional development to all 21st Century Community Learning Centers, including ours,” Kelly said. “With the focus on math programs that are unique and interesting, Amy Jackson, Galva Elementary Cats Commitment coordinator, entered a proposal nominating Tina Moore's Math Club. Out of the approximately 350 21st Century Community Learning Center sites in Illinois, American Institutes of Research chose Moore's Math Club for an article in Illinois Quality Afterschool Quarterly Winter publication.”

“Moore instills the love of math while improving basic computation skills through playing mathematical games with a variety of manipulatives, such as dice, cards, dominoes, unifix blocks, or iPads to master the math facts. Students report that math is their favorite subject now. They describe her math club as cool and fun.”

“Mrs. Moore, thank you for developing our young students' love for math while building those foundational skills. Thank you Ms. Jackson for giving teachers the freedom to explore various teaching strategies in the afterschool program. We appreciate how both of you support student learning. We look forward to reading about Mrs. Moore's Math Club in the Winter 2018 edition of the Illinois Quality Afterschool Quarterly newsletter.”