NV Educator Nominated

July 1, 2016 at 13:02

Ellen Rogers

Metropolitan School District of Washington Township Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

June 17, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN – Northview Middle School math interventionist Elizabeth Rothrock has been nominated for the 2016-2017 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Elizabeth Rothrock, NV Mathematics Interventionist

Elizabeth Rothrock, NV Mathematics Interventionist

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Rothrock was nominated by colleague, Tom Hakim. Rothrock’s position is a new full-time position at Northview, serving all grade levels of students in middle school mathematics. As a math interventionist, Rothrock often works with students who really struggle. Through highly effective systems and routines, as well as high expectations for her students, her classroom has become a model for intervention instruction. This is proven by her classroom data.

“Through ongoing monitoring with the NWEA Survey for Goals, 90% of her students have already met their full-year growth goal,” said Hakim. “In fact, Ms. Rothrock’s intervention model was so successful that another school in the district, Westlane Middle School, will be replicating it next year in their building.”

Each school year, the LifeChanger of the Year program receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For 2016-2017, there will be a total of 15 individual LifeChanger of the Year awards. In addition, a 16th prize, the “National Spirit Award,” is given to the school and nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for his or her nomination. Each winner will receive a cash award that is split between the individual winner and their school. The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. Winners are announced via surprise award ceremonies held at their schools. The top five winners will also be honored at a national awards ceremony in Naples, Florida. Winners will be announced in Spring 2017.

Winners will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be school district employees. Award winners are selected based on the following criteria:

  • A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students
  • An ability to positively add to the development of the school’s atmosphere
  • Is involved in leadership activities at the school and/or community level
  • A demonstrative record of excellent performance at the professional level
  • A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere
  • Adherence to high moral and ethical standards

To view Ms. Rothrock’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile, or to nominate someone from your school community, visit www.LifeChangeroftheYear.com.