We’d like to extend our congratulations to Jennifer Felbaum,
a teacher at Fordham-sponsored Columbus Collegiate Academy in Columbus.
Jennifer was the recipient of the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter School’s
annual teacher of the year award, a
distinction given to just one teacher in Ohio for significant contributions
when it comes to advancing student achievement. Columbus Collegiate Executive
Director Andy Boy said this of Jennifer:

As a founding member of our team, [she]
worked tirelessly to develop curriculum, systems, and procedures that have
contributed to the academic success of our students.  Our students
will excel beyond CCA because of Mrs. Felbaum's efforts. I am
honored to work with her and amazed by her ability to reach the students
we serve."

Jennifer Felbaum is a founding teacher at Columbus
Collegiate Academy, an EPIC gold-gain school.  She is in her fourth year
of teaching sixth grade reading and writing.  During this time, her
students have made outstanding progress. Last year her students grew from 52
percent proficient in fifth grade to 86 percent proficient in sixth grade. They
also achieved three times the normal growth for a sixth grade class as measured
by the NWEA.  She has also been awarded the Spotlight Teacher award from
EPIC for student growth and achievement.

Congratulations, Jennifer!

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