We salute exemplary educators
Renaissance National Honor Roll recognizes educators for their outstanding implementations of Accelerated Reader and Star Assessments.Honor Roll State Listing Directory
The Renaissance National Honor Roll program is designed to help guide educators to data targets that research has shown result in greater student growth through implementation strategies. It is available to teachers, librarians, and school administrators.
There are eight monthly challenges published August through March. The challenges are like bite-sized chunks of professional development to help educators improve implementation and get more out of the programs. The ultimate goal is to demonstrate student growth throughout the year. The final step of the process entails data submission for educators to show their achievement of the targets. Those who meet the targets will be recognized through an achievement kit that includes customizable digital student certificates, a classroom pennant, and a school banner.
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2nd grade teacher
Venice Christian School
“I am a second grade teacher who escapes regularly to the pages of a book. I am here spreading my love of reading and learning to my students. My greatest success with Accelerated Reader this year has been watching students come in who did not know how to read at all and are now reading on a 3rd grade level. Our class average right now is 30 minutes a day! I am so proud of them. Participating in National Honor Roll helps me professionally to learn new ways to use the program and help my students grow.”
3rd grade teacher
Dr. Palmira Mendiola Elementary
“Hello! My name is Magaly Piña and I’m thrilled to say this is my 6th year teaching elementary at La Joya ISD. I participate in National Honor Roll because I love learning from other teachers. Using Accelerated Reader this year helped my students improve their reading skills, motivated them to read more, and made them more responsible for meeting their goals. I enjoy coming up with creative & rigorous ideas for the classroom. Our principal recognized students who have met their individual AR goals by giving them an incentive every Friday.”
4th Grade Teacher
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
“I teach 4th grade at Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in Plainview, NY. I enjoy sharing all my ed tech and fun activities with my students. Through my use of Star Assessments I was able to see how kids grew even with the pandemic. I love stretching them with reading or math. I participate in Renaissance National Honor Roll becauseit provides inspiration, support, and engagement with Renaissance products.”
5th grade teacher
“I have been teaching for 18 years for La Joya ISD in Texas. I look forward to each and every year to see my students succeed and improve in reading. My greatest success with Accelerated Reader this year has been being able to use AR remotely with students. I participate in Renaissance National Honor Roll because it helps our class and school work towards a common goal in creating lifelong readers. One success this was that my class is reading more nonfiction books.”
St. Bonaventure Catholic School
“I live in South Florida and have been teaching for almost 30 years. My passion is teaching ELA and fostering a love of reading with my students. I like to practice what I preach, as I read over 50 books each year! I participate in Renaissance Honor Roll because it motivates and challenges us as a school to do better and grow as educators as we promote growth with our students.My greatest success with Accelerated Reader has been keeping students reading, regardless if they are home or in school. One success this year was that my students successfully met their individual goals.”
English and Languages Arts Teacher
Connecticut Tech. Education and Career System
“I have been teaching English and Languages Arts for 13 years in the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, and I have used Renaissance for 10 years. I love sharing the love of reading and writing with students. I implemented STAR Assessements during hybrid teaching and was able to use that data to create meaningful lessons for students. My students celebrated growth and achievement in many different ways over the course of the year, including watching STAR scores rise. I participate in Renaissance National Honor Roll because it provides inspiration, support, and engagement with Renaissance products for myself and students.”
To get started with Renaissance National Honor Roll, join the Renaissance Royals! This exclusive community for Renaissance educators provides opportunities for networking, earning points to redeem for prizes, and much more!