Druid Hills Academy is a Project LIFT School that serves one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the CMS attendance area. DHA serves students in grade K-8 and is on a year-round continuous calendar. With a highly qualified staff (many having obtained or pursuing graduate degrees), and a strong coaching model for all staff members, professional development is key to the school’s success. DHA staff believe that all students can be successful and this belief is apparent and visible in their actions. TutorMate has been a great success in its first year at DHA, as teachers greatly value the one-on- one attention the program provides for their students and therefore prioritize tutoring despite challenges posed by unstable guest wifi. First year tutor group Nucor has been so well-received and valued by DHA that they cannot wait to engage in their second year with TutorMate at DHA.
Nucoris the TutorMate partner for first-grade classrooms at the Druid Hills. The tutors built strong relationships with their student and had a real impact on their reading success this year. This was Nucor's first year to tutor with the TutorMate program. Ms. Bratton, the 2018 TutorMate Teacher of the Year, really appreciates all the Nucor tutors efforts in her classroom.
Druid Hills Academy has an outstanding teacher! Click here to learn about Ms. Bratton!