Stephanie Colwell, Chief Talent Officer, says “We're so thankful that our school board made this a priority. Organizations spend money on the things that are important to them, and our board prioritized rewarding staff and teachers."
The total investment amounts to more than $370,000, funded by Texas ESSER. In 2020, Congress set aside money through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation.
In a memo to the district, Dr. Brent Wilson, Superintendent, said, “We recognize the exceptional work that everyone is doing to address learning loss and social and emotional needs of our students [...] Your dedication builds a foundation of trust with one another and the families we serve.”
In a given year, children in America spend approximately 1,000 hours in school. That represents a lot of time where dedicated teachers and campus staff provide instruction, encouragement, and life skills that students will need to succeed as adults. But, those hours don’t capture the fullness of time that educators spend in preparation and service to students and families.
Chief Academic Officer Troy Mooney says, “We cannot accomplish anything without our staff. They are the daily difference makers for our students and our parents.”
Life School is a tuition-free, public charter school with campuses in Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Mountain Creek, Red Oak, Oak Cliff and Waxahachie, TX. Life School develops leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community. Its mission is accomplished in part through the financial support of donors who provide scholarships and embrace making students ready to learn, ready to lead and ready for life.