recognized Kathryn A. Tancrelle, a fifth-grade teacher at Old County Road Elementary School, as Rhode Island's 2001 Teacher of the Year.
A graduate of Providence College
with a BA in political science and Rhode Island College with a Masters in Teaching Elementary Education, Kathryn Tancrelle
has been teaching elementary education for 10 years.At Old County Road School
, where Tancrelle
has been teaching for four years, she
serves on the Teacher Support and School Improvement teams, co-chaired the SALT visit preparation, and has actively participated in strategic planning and numerous curriculum committees.Tancrelle
has also developed and led several workshops for adult education, including "Integrating Standards into Adult Education Practices," "Differentiating Instruction," and "Standards, Direct Instruction, and Comprehension."
In addition to her
outstanding leadership and teaching qualities, Tancrelle
is known for her
outreach efforts towards parents and families.Actively involved in adult and family literacy programs throughout the state for over 15 years, she has served as president of the Board of Directors of Project Learn/Literacy Volunteers of Northern Rhode Island since 1995.
own words, "If even one teacher re-examines practices as a result of viewing school issues from the eyes of a non-reader, we are one step closer to solving the problem of illiteracy and enabling parents to take a more active role in their children's education."
Commissioner McWalters offered these remarks: " Kathryn Tancrelle
has committed her life to literacy learning for both children and adults.