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6709 Pence Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Courier #: 410
P: 980-343-6464  |  F: 980-343-6517 
Principal: Matthew Bower
LC: Northeast Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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Hickory Grove Heroes

At ​Hickory Grove Elementary School we like to recognize our staff members who are outstanding at what they do.  Each month a staff member is recognized for their dedication and commitment to our students.  They are our Hickory Grove Heroes!   


2017-18 Hickory Grove Heroes


Ms. Redmond

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Ms. Redmond defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:
  • Serves as an exceptional TA to 3-5 math classrooms. Supported 5th grade students and teachers in achieving double digit gains on 2017 EOG.
  • Implements small group, differentiated math lessons aligned to the standards.
  • Exhibits #nosidelines by covering for teachers to allow for peer observations and served as a long-term substitute in a 4th grade math class.
  • Remains consistent in her support and follow through and is always flexible.
  • Volunteers extra time to meet with teachers, discuss plans, student data.








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Ms. Dachiu

4th Grade Math Teacher


Ms. Dachiu defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:
  • Working countless summer hours to adjust lessons and assessments for 4th grade math based on EOG data.

  • Sets and maintains high expectations for all students.
  • Opens her classroom to teachers for peer observations to observe her strong classroom culture and instructional practices.

  • Attending district-wide ILT sessions and providing professional development to HGES staff in regard to academic conversation and writing.





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Ms. Ricono

Curriculum Facilitator


Ms. Ricono defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:
  • Coordinating Lowe's Heroes Project in order to enhance and beautify the school.

  • Increased proficiency in K-2 math by 37% through a focus on coaching.

  • Working to create systems to manage and enhance technology throughout school.




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Ms. Carlsen

5th Grade Math Teacher


Ms. Carlsen defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:
  • Making double-digit gains with her 5th grade math students on the 2017 EOG.

  • Creating school swag on display throughout the school.

  • Organizing student technology for the entire school. 

  • Serving as a clinical educator for UNCC student teachers.

  • Volunteering countless summer hours.








2016-17 Hickory Grove Heroes


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Pre-K Teacher


Ms. Donnelly defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:

  • Organizing numerous events for Pre-K students across her team

  • Reflecting on student learning to provide engaging instruction

  • Consistently facilitating peer observing with her team

  • Supporting the onboarding of new teacher assistants​








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Ms. Irish
Tutor


Ms. Irish defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:

  • Being willing to do whatever it takes to support our staff and students

  • Taking the initiative to find out what she can do to make an even bigger impact

  •  Garnering donations from the community

  • Volunteering an incalculable number of hours for our school






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Ms. Keigher
Kindergarten Teacher


Ms. Keigher defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:
  • A strong desire to help other teachers with instruction and classroom management by serving as a mentor to several teachers

  • Creates a nurturing classroom where all students excel

  •  Sets and maintains high expectations for all students

  • Goes above and beyond to form strong relationships with all stakeholders

  • A walking example of the school’s mission and vision of no sidelines!​​




 
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Mr. Johnny & Mr. Flores
Head Custodians


Mr. Johnny & Mr. Flores define Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:

  • Leads the custodial team in keeping our school beautiful

  • Serves with a positive attitude every single day

  • Always willing to help with anything that is needed

  • Consistent source of support for all stakeholders



















Dixon.jpg Mr. Dixon
Behavior Modification Technician


Mr. Dixon defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:

Treating all staff, students, and parents
with the utmost level of respect

Being willing to do whatever
it takes to promote positive
student behavior

Building strong relationships
with our staff, students and parents

Serving our school with a
positive attitude every single day









Rosato2.jpg Ms. Rosato
Exceptional Children Teacher


Ms. Rosato defines Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:

  • Collaborates with students, staff, and families in order to best serve our students

  • Utilizes data, standards, and individual student goals to drive her instruction

  • Consistently operates with a solution-oriented mindset

  • Serves the HGES community with professionalism and positivity

  • Seeks out strategies and resources in order to help every student reach their potentia













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Secretaries


Mrs. Lemon and Mrs. Stewart define Hickory Grove Heroism every single day through the following actions:

  • ​Providing superior customer service to all the school stakeholders for over 20 years

  • Serving as role models for their work ethic and service

  • Serving as leaders to build and maintain a strong and positive school culture

  • ​ Providing 110% every single day to support the mission and vision of our school














 

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