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Congratulations TGIF Team!

The Tech-ing Great Instruction on Fridays (TGIF) Team, Knightdale High Schools, wins the NC Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) 2022 Learning Innovation Award


Raleigh, NC, February 21, 2022 – Seven educators from Knightdale High School will be presented with the 2022 NCTIES Learning Innovation Award at the NCTIES Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The closing ceremony will take place on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Registration is required to attend.


The purpose of the NCTIES Learning Innovation Award is to identify, promote, and sustain excellence in collaborative and innovative technology-based projects in support of curricular and instructional initiatives in elementary, middle, and high schools. The NCTIES organization is pleased to present this award to The TGIF (Tech-ing Great Instruction on Fridays) Team at Knightdale High School. This collaborative model for delivering just-in-time professional learning to meet the emerging needs of teachers, staff, and students truly embodies the purpose of this award. The team is made up of the following teacher leaders Media Coordinator Kristel Behrend, Instructional Coach Laura Bernhard, Literacy Coach Alisia Credle, CTE Instructional Management Coordinator Geof Duncan, Media Coordinator Jennifer Koch, Intervention Coordinator Jessica Parker and Project-Based Learning Coach Brian Phillips. TGIF Team members have a collective 67 years of teacher leadership experience with 122 years of classroom teaching experience.


This highly effective collaborative team [TGIF Team] has worked to transform the culture of professional learning at Knightdale. Their unrelenting focus on and commitment to student learning led to the development of a new model for professional learning. Their innovative delivery of professional learning for teachers and staff from the COVID-related transition to online learning through to the present day allowed our students to make gains in growth and proficiency when others experienced learning losses. -Keith Richardson, Principal, Knightdale High School