In 2019, The Fitzgerald Innovation Award (FIA), funded by the Fitzgerald Family Foundation, was created by Dr. Rodney and Margo Fitzgerald to empower and inspire teachers and administrators to pursue and implement significant positive change through strategic innovative instruction. The Fitzgeralds have been committed to excellence in local public education from the very formation of…

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In April and May, in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, visionary teachers from Bradley County Schools collaborated to meet the needs of their greater community. This teaching team produced over 600 personal protective devices and distributed them to 35 local medical entities. Amazing, but let’s begin at the beginning of this remarkable story… Three…

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Creating a positive school-wide culture and engaging students in the process is no easy task but Mayfield Elementary did exactly that. The Mayfield Team implemented the Positive Behavior Intervention Program to incentivize students to make positive behavior choices. A “nest system” was created where every student was assigned to either the blue, green, yellow or…

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