Teachers are moving into their new homes and we've been trying out new furniture arrangements.
One significant announcement we have to make is on our math teacher! After months of recruiting, Mr. Allan Michaels accepted the Mathematics teaching position. Allan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Mary Washington University and has 15 years of math teaching experience at Prince William County Schools. He holds a middle-school math and science teaching license for Virginia. He brings a broad range of teaching experience having taught both gifted students, students with learning differences, as well as single-gender classes. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Allan was the Vex Robotics design coach and chess club sponsor. Known for making his own manipulatives and games, we're thrilled to have him join the team. Most recently, Mr. Allan and his co-teacher won the Virginia Department of Education Excellence in Co-Teaching Demonstrations Site Initiative to mentor, provide resources and materials to other schools, including videos on co-teaching methods.
We'll be continuing to move in this weekend and get ready for classes. We're excited to see Academy families at the Academy Open House on Monday.