The Indiana Dept. of Education has chosen Noblesville’s East Middle School – the only school in Hamilton Co. – as an example of what other schools in the state should follow.
Announced Feb. 9, IDOE has selected the school, along with ten others statewide, to be recognized as part of a new program aimed at highlighting high-quality education practices throughout the state.
According to a press release from Noblesville Schools, NEMS was chosen based on their focused and intentional approach to school-day structure and planning, which the district says has led to more collaboration time among teachers and higher quality learning opportunities for students.
“Principal Ryan Rich and his team have identified creative ways for teachers to have meaningful planning conversations so that they can be more responsive to students’ needs,” Noblesville Schools Supt. Dr. Beth Niedermeyer said. “Developing a learning culture that promotes innovative problem solving inspires both teachers and students. Like many of our schools, NEMS is a place where other educators like to visit to see firsthand the benefits of fostering powerful thinking communities. We’re proud of the quality of education we’re providing students in Noblesville and appreciate this recognition from the state.”
For more on the IDOE initiative, visit www.doe.in.gov/outreach/promising-practices.