Quaver Teacher Awarded Great Honor

by Abby @ Quaver on November 19, 2015

in At Quaver HQ

We think every music teacher deserves a gigantic gold medal for all their hard work! So you can imagine how thrilled we are when one of our own gets some special recognition. 

Today we’d like to congratulate Quaver teacher extraordinaire, Megan Endicott of Dolvin Elementary School in Johns Creek, Georgia on a recent honor she received.

Read below to learn more:
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Quaver and Megan during our October Webinar

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On August 26th, Megan Endicott walked into her gym and received news that would change her career as a teacher. She was a recipient of the Atlanta Families’ Award of Excellence in Education (AFAEE)!

This award granted $7,500, of which $3,500 is designated for a school project, to ten educators selected from the five metro Atlanta area school districts. Megan’s project of choice? Quaver’s QK-5 Curriculum, of course! 

While piloting the Quaver Curriculum for Fulton County Schools, she found her students were extremely engaged, able to create more easily, and most importantly had individual opportunities to participate at a personal level. Megan places a huge emphasis on personalized learning in her teaching, so with those kind of results she knew she wanted to do everything she could to keep this curriculum in her classroom.

Megan says:

I went through a rigorous process to be selected for the award which included a project proposal. “What was something I really wanted for my students, but couldn’t afford?”  Naturally, I immediately wrote a project proposal for the Quaver Curriculum for my school!

2015 AFAEE Recipients

2015 AFAEE Recipients at Awards Ceremony on November 5th

The AFAEE is a program that recognizes educators for their excellent leadership and teacher quality.

Recipients of the award demonstrate excellence in three areas:

  1. Raising student achievement
  2. Enhancing students’ self esteem
  3. Demonstrating collaboration with multiple stakeholders for the benefit of students

Along with the funds, WSB Channel 2 Atlanta News did a feature on Endicott’s student growth process and the Quaver program. Megan says:

Through the mobile activities tied in with the curriculum, students are able to demonstrate music skills that can be transferred from the teacher to the student. The plethora of current material tied in with traditional folk music makes this program an excellent one-stop shop for all of our needs. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to purchase the curriculum for my school and continue our learning journey through Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music!

See Megan in action in the video clip below:

(email subscribers, click through to view the video clip)

Our next winner is an elementary music teacher at Dolvin Elementary School representing Fulton County Schools—Megan Endicott. Megan’s project provides her students with an opportunity to participate in a creative and innovative way to teach music education. Watch below. #afaee #education #gagivesdaySupport Ms. Endicott’s music and arts project here at www.atlantafamilies.org/donate.html.

Posted by Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education on Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Congratulations Megan, we are very proud of you!

We can’t wait to see what else Megan can do with Quaver’s Curriculum in her teacher’s toolkit for many years to come.

Check out Megan’s Webinar appearance during our first ever Teacher Feature!

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