Solution Tree Announces 2014 Redefining Excellence Award Winners

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Solution Tree, one of the
nation’s premier educational publishing and professional development providers,
has announced the three winners of the third annual Redefining Excellence

“We established these awards to recognize exceptional districts, schools, and
teacher teams who have demonstrated tremendous efforts and commitment to
improved student learning,” said CEO Jeffrey C. Jones. “Congratulations to the
three award recipients for their outstanding work toward continuous school
improvement. What has been accomplished here is no small feat.”

Videos and written essays were submitted by districts, schools, and teacher
teams from across North America.

The 2014 Redefining Excellence award winners are:

Redefining Excellence in the District Award
Stanley-Boyd School District–Stanley, Wisconsin
“We meet as a team weekly to plan lessons, build common assessments, and discuss
student progress,” explained the district in their winning video. “Collaborating
as a team is what we do at Stanley-Boyd to ensure that students are learning at
a high level, and we can’t imagine doing it any other way.”

Redefining Excellence in the School Award
Carter G. Woodson Elementary School of the Medical Arts–Jacksonville, Florida
“The two things that we really focused in on were inquiry-based learning and
active cognitive engagement,” said Principal Cheryl Quarles-Gaston. “Now we’re
one of the highest-performing schools in the state.”

Redefining Excellence in the Classroom Award
Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (SPCPA) Math Team–St. Paul,
“At SPCPA we’re redefining excellence in the classroom by making math more fun
and relevant for the lives of the kids, by placing kids where they can be
successful, and by integrating technology,” explained mathematics teacher Nathan

Solution Tree will make a $10,000 contribution to each winner. To view the
award-winning videos, visit

About Solution Tree
Solution Tree delivers unparalleled professional development to schools and
districts around the world. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has empowered
K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a comprehensive range of
services and products including events, district solutions for long-term
professional development, books, videos, online courses, and more.

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