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TGU Title I educator wins award

By Staff | Nov 24, 2017

Earlier this month, a teacher from the Towner-Granville-Upham school district received an award from the N.D. Department of Public Instruction.

Chantel Luna, a Title I educator, was nominated for and received an Exceptional Title I Educator Award. Luna has been with the TGU school district for 20 years.

TGU Towner Principal Scott Thorson nominated Luna for the award, and on Nov. 1 the NDDPI notified the district that Luna had been selected for it.

At minimum to qualify for the award, a nominee must be an educator in a Title I program, must be currently employed in a North Dakota public school, and must have “contributed to raising the academic achievement of students” and at-risk youth the Title I program serves.

The awards program also includes a local component for school districts to recognize award recipients.

Selected educators receive a grant award for allowable Title I expenditures – classroom materials, training, etc. – and also receive a signed certificate from the director of federal title programs and the superintendent of public instruction.

“For our district, it is a opportunity to celebrate both the outstanding work being done by our teachers,” said TGU School District Superintendent Erik Sveet, “and also some of the exciting changes taking place in our title and regular [education] classrooms.”

Luna said the award “means a lot,” however, she feels the award goes more toward the district.

“To me, it’s a TGU award,” she said.

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