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Collegiate High Instructor Named as High Impact Teacher
February 14, 2017
NICEVILLE- Amy Krafcik, English Instructor at the Collegiate High School at NWF State College, was recently selected as a high impact teacher by the Florida Department of Education.
As a high impact teacher, Amy encourages student investment and fosters an environment of learning. “I aim to be student-focused and accessible to all students. I set high standards for my students and then help them achieve these standards,” says Krafcik of her teaching philosophy. “By using every tool possible, I can better understand the needs and struggles of my students and stay connected with them.”
High impact teachers are determined by analyzing student performance on statewide standardized assessments. Teachers that are distinguished as high impact have demonstrated a commitment to student learning and continuously have a positive influence on the student experience.
“The needs of my students drives my desire to excel and develop creative teaching strategies. I believe an important element of teaching is the need for students to invest in their education and the material,” says Krafcik. “A culture of reciprocity is essential to the process of teaching and learning.”
Success and distinction often define the Collegiate High School at NWF State College, which was recently identified as number one out of 462 Florida high schools in English and Language Arts achievement on the Florida State Assessment test. “I work in an amazing place with an incredible team of people who put all their effort into a high standard of learning for our students,” says Krafcik.
A look at Amy Krafcik, her philosophies and the impact she continues to have on students makes it clear why she is distinguished as a high impact teacher. When asked what this designation means to her, she simply states, “the recipe is working.”