School District 11 is proud to announce that Queen Palmer Elementary School has received the TAP Ambassador Award, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000. The award honors a TAP school that has gone beyond its campus to represent the principles of the TAP system and assist others in the state and region. The award was presented before 1,200 educators and policy leaders attending a special luncheon at the 13th National TAP Conference in Washington, D.C. Queen Palmer Elementary Principal Julie Fahey accepted the award on the school’s behalf.
“I congratulate Principal Fahey and her faculty on this recognition,” said Dr. Gary Stark, president and chief executive officer of NIET. “Through the TAP system, Queen Palmer has created a positive and supportive climate in which everyone works as a team to achieve school goals.”
TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement is America’s leading education reform offering teachers career advancement, professional development, educator evaluation, and performance-based compensation. For more than ten years, TAP has worked to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement in high-need urban, rural and suburban schools and districts across the country. It is managed and supported by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.