Missy Townsend:  Dedication, Commitment and Progress at Prescott High School
Apr11

Missy Townsend: Dedication, Commitment and Progress at Prescott High School

By Tara Fort Missy Townsend, Dean of Students / Athletic Director for Prescott High School, knows that hard work pays off.  Whether it be for herself, her staff, or her students, she knows that putting forth the effort will reap unbelievable rewards. Townsend recently witnessed this first hand when she was awarded a level of distinction through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), and earned her...

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The Best Gifts Arrive When Least Expected:
Feb15

The Best Gifts Arrive When Least Expected:

How Terry Gorman Found Her Passion By Tara Fort Terry Gorman was teaching first and second grades in Springville, Iowa in 1992, when the mother of one of her students wanted her child with special needs included in a general education classroom for social interaction.  That event proved to be an epiphany in Gorman’s teaching career. She recalls, “It was through working directly with the student and seeing the response of my first and...

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Dual Enrollment:  A Win-Win Program Providing Opportunity  for Both Students and Educators
Dec13

Dual Enrollment: A Win-Win Program Providing Opportunity for Both Students and Educators

By Tara Fort Collaboration of any kind requires time, effort and flexibility.  And, Pam Willard and Janice Yargo-Gatchell, English teachers at Prescott High School (PHS), know just how much their teaching collaboration impacts their students who take part in the Dual Enrollment program offered there. With Dual Enrollment, high school students can take a college course that will earn them credit for both the high school class and the...

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