STEAM Academy earns state awards

WARREN — The STEAM Academy of Warren has earned the 2017-18 Public Charter School Award of Excellence for its student test scores.

The presentation was made recently at the school from Ron Adler of the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education, who came to the K-8 school. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Also recognized was fourth-grade teacher Dawn Davis as an “A+ Teacher” by the coalition for her service to the students.

Belinda Wilson, STEAM board president, told the students their teachers are the ones who are here for their education.

“It is important for each of you to come to school everyday and get your education listening, paying attention and doing your work,” Wilson said.

Adler said the award of excellence acknowledges the service of the school’s staff and students for “a job well done.”

He said the school was selected based on high and improved test scores in math and reading.

“You are attending a great school with great teachers and staff here for your education,” Adler said.

School Principal Jon Natko said STEAM Academy is known for its exceptional academic results receiving a “B” in the K-3 Literacy Improvement category, rated by the Ohio Department of Education.

“We are so honored to receive an award from Ohio Coalition for Quality Education and to celebrate Ms. Davis for being teacher of the year,” he said.

STEAM Academy of Warren is authorized by Ohio Department of Education and managed by ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter schools located throughout the nation.

bcoupland@tribtoday.com

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