Brandi Adam, an instructional coach and teacher at Red Bank Elementary School, has been named an Extraordinary Educator by Curriculum Associates, a leading education partner serving more than 10 million teachers and students in 50 states.
The Tennessee Legislature and Governor Bill Lee recognized Ms. Adam and this national honor in a resolution (SJR0104) introduced by Senator Bo Watson. Ms. Adam was quoted as being “an extremely talented and compassionate educator who works assiduously to motivate her students to reach their full potential, both as scholars and as citizens and...truly epitomizes the dedicated teacher who is wholly committed to the highest ideals of public service and quality education for all.”
Senator Watson and Community Superintendent Robert Sharpe joined the Red Bank Elementary School team, led by Principal Haley Brown, in celebrating Ms. Adam today at the school.
Ms. Adam is one of two Tennessee teachers who received this prestigious state recognition.
Candace Leigh Sanders, a teacher in Halls, Tn., was also honored. Ms. Adam and Ms. Sanders
are among 44 teachers from 26 states and Washington, DC chosen for this national honor that
recognizes educators based on their classroom excellence, including their successes during the
remote learning period dating back to last March. They were commended for exhibiting
best-in-class use of Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready and/or Ready programs and their innovative
practices for student engagement and students' growth via formal assessments. Throughout the year, the educators will have opportunities to share their unique experience and expertise with a nationwide audience of educators by being interviewed on podcasts contributing blog posts and articles to national publications, participating in virtual events and more. It is an opportunity to have their successes and inventive ideas celebrated and shared with peers in the profession.
“It goes without saying that this has been an unprecedented school year that has challenged
educators, students and families alike,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates.
“However, this group of Extraordinary Educators—like so many other educators across the
country—has more than risen to the occasion. We are proud to recognize Brandi for her hard
work, dedication and innovative best practices that continue to positively impact the students
“A student's education is one of the most valuable tools they will ever be given, so instructional
decisions should not be based on what someone merely thinks or believes. Something as
valuable as education should be based on FACTS that we KNOW, therefore the use of data to
drive instruction is imperative to ensure a quality learning experience,” Ms. Adam said.