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Hynes teacher given API – Delta Chapter Distinguished Teacher Award

Date: July 28th, 2020

Hynes Charter School-Lakeview Teacher Given an American Petroleum Institute – Delta Chapter Distinguished Teacher Award

Hynes Charter School- Lakeview Middle School Science Teacher Meehan Murphy has received an American Petroleum Institute – Delta Chapter Teacher Award for Spring 2020.  Ms. Murphy received the API Delta Chapter Distinguished Teacher Award and an award of $300.

“This award is a great honor and we are very proud of Mrs. Murphy’s accomplishments,” said Hynes Lakeview Charter’s Principal Anne Kramer. “She is a dedicated teacher and understands the importance of the science standards and how they come to life in the classroom.  Mrs. Murphy has a gift for passing that excitement along to her students.”

The Delta Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute, a non-profit organization headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, annually recognizes teachers in several parishes in the metropolitan area.The Teaching Excellence Award Program was established in 1987 by the API-Delta Chapter to pay tribute to and reinforce outstanding teaching in K-12 schools.  

The selection criteria includes commitment to teaching, resourcefulness, professional involvement and community service. During the academic year nominations are submitted by administrators in public and private schools in area parishes. Teacher applications  are reviewed by a Committee of API members. 

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Hynes Charter School is the highest demand, non-selective admissions elementary school in Orleans Parish.  It is an “A” rated school and “Top Gains Honoree” for student progress and has a SACS/CASI accreditation. Hynes offers a challenging academic curriculum that includes a progressive literacy program; gifted and talented courses; a partnership with UNO-Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education; classes in art, instrumental music, vocal music, library, theater and physical education. Art and social-emotional learning are integrated throughout the curriculum.  In addition, Hynes offers a French Immersion program. Hynes is proud of the collaborative culture that it fosters with distributed leadership and shared decision-making. Hynes has identified five core elements that drives its success: 1.) student centered instruction, 2.) an inclusive and positive school culture, 3.) tailored enrichment opportunities for students, 4.) an invested and committed community and 5.) having a sustainable organization.
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