Cindy Dean was recognized by Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education on June 29 at the Clinton Presidential Center.
Students at Ramsey Junior High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas will benefit this year from the research and lesson plans developed by Cindy Dean through the third year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program. Dean, an English language arts teacher for grade 8, was one of 26 educators who participated in the third year of this prestigious program, which uses historic art and objects from state and national museums and libraries to develop innovative lesson plans centered around civic engagement. Because of Dean’s dedication to the program during the 2017-18 school year, she was recognized by Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education on June 29 at the Clinton Presidential Center.
“The ADOL program has been the best teacher program I’ve ever participated in,” said Dean. “It certainly has impacted my students in a positive way more than any unit I’ve ever taught. It allowed me the freedom and motivation to make a difference in the lives of my students."