HERNDON, Va., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, K12 Inc. joined parents and students across the country to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and thank the thousands of teachers in the K12 network who are educating children.
"Whether in an online school, blended school, or traditional classroom, teachers are essential to student success," said Teresa Scavulli, VP of Academic Services at K12 Inc. "K12 is honored to work with thousands of talented teachers who are committed to making a difference in children's lives."
K12 teachers work in a variety of school models including full time online public and private schools, innovative blended school programs, and classrooms. In all of these school models, K12 teachers are delivering individualized learning opportunities to students, meeting their needs wherever they are.
Three teachers in K12 online schools received special recognition this week. Winning the Colorado Department of Education's 2011-2012 Online Recognition Award were Deborah Sudbeck, a teacher at Colorado Virtual Academy, and Pam Decker, a counselor at Insight School of Colorado.
Paul Wulff, a High School Intervention Specialist at Ohio Virtual Academy, won the 2012 National American Pioneer of Teaching Award from the National Coalition for Public School Options.
K12's Academic Services team provides training, professional development and support to over 3,500 full time and part time teachers – the largest network of K-12 online school teachers in the U.S. They include experienced, certified general education teachers, special education teachers, lead teachers, subject-matter experts, world language teachers, advisors, and counselors. K12 Academic Services developed a highly regarded National Teacher Training Program, incorporating national standards and K12's best practices for online instruction, which has been successfully used to train and mentor thousands of teachers. K12 also provides extensive professional development opportunities to teachers throughout the year.
"We are extremely grateful for the service and dedication of all our teachers," said Scavulli. "During Teacher Appreciation Week, all of us at K12 celebrate the achievements of our teachers and thank them for everything they do for their students."
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company, is the nation's largest provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. Using 21st century tools to prepare 21st century students, K12 provides the broadest array of options for students to learn in a flexible and innovative way, at an individualized pace. K12 provides curricula and academic services to public and private schools and school districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. Over 2,000 school districts in the U.S. use K12's courses and education programs. K12 is accredited through AdvancED, the world's largest education community. Additional information on K12 can be found at www.K12.com.
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