The Teacher Hall of Fame located at Jacksonville State University has named the following as their 2013 inductees:
Elementary Division: Tracy Pruitt (left), Montana Street Academic School, Dothan City Schools
Middle School Division: Philip Jenkins (center), B.B. Comer Memorial School, Talladega County Schools
Secondary Division: Barbie Nelson (right), Northview High School, Dothan City Schools
The Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation would like to congratulate the newest members of the Teacher Hall of Fame. These teachers were selected from 5 nominees in each category and the competition was strong. The Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation proudly supports public education and has been a participant in the Teacher Hall of Fame from its beginning. The Alabama Scottish Rite sponsors the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program as well.
William J. Burfitt, President
Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation
Mrs. Suzanne Culbreth of Spain Park School in Hoover was selected as 2012 Alabama Teacher of the Year at a ceremony held in Montgomery on May 9th. The Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation supports this program by awarding $1,000 to the winner of this state-wide competition. The Teacher of the Year spends the ensuing year traveling the state as an ambassador and adviser for effective educational practices and outcomes. Our contribution helps offset some of those travel costs.
The following is a report given by Ill. Ronald L. Thomas 33° (pictured above), Foundation Vice President:
Ill. Bro. Jerry Burfitt represented the Foundation at a similar activity last night at Jacksonville State University, where we support the Alabama Teacher Hall of Fame recognition program. Our contribution there is minimal, however, being limited to a certificate and a $50 savings bond to each of the 3 annual inductees. We could and ought to do better, I think.
Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation assists school districts in providing identification and intervention services for students with dyslexia, the Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation offers the following free services:
- Ongoing teacher in-service training
- Helping teachers to identify and work with students with dyslexia in the classroom
- Workshops on testing for dyslexia
- Dyslexia intervention materials developed by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
The response to these offerings has been very positive as schools search for ways to meet the special needs of students with dyslexia.
Dyslexia testing is also available (as resources permit). For an appointment, call (205)-365-1640.
The Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation in-service training program gives priority to public school teachers who will be conducting identification and intervention activities in school systems across Alabama.