Mar 16, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. - State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley today named Mansfield Elementary School in DeSoto Parish one of Louisiana’s Models of Excellence for their literacy intervention initiative, Strategic Literacy Focus. Models of Excellence is a statewide award that recognizes benchmark programs that exemplify the Louisiana Department of Education’s Believe to Achieve priorities.
“Literacy is at the core of all learning,” said State Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “The Department has selected Mansfield Elementary School as a Models of Excellence recipient for their commitment to elevating literacy in ways that will impact current students and future generations.”
Mansfield Elementary incorporates a "Whatever I Need (WIN)" literacy program, ensuring all students receive intervention and extensions based on individual student needs. The leadership team and teachers utilize a literacy screener to set student goals and monitor progress. Students are placed in fluid groups to receive skill-based literacy interventions and extensions. 
“We are both excited and honored to have Mansfield Elementary receive this recognition,” said DeSoto Parish Schools Superintendent Clay Corley. “This is a credit to the hard work and dedication of our teachers and support staff. Their tireless efforts and commitment to a system of diagnosing, intervening, and accelerating based on individual student needs is making a huge difference for our children. Because of the good work going on at MES, our students' lives are being changed for the better each and every day.”
Dr. Brumley made the announcement during a celebration event at Mansfield Elementary School. He was joined by Corley, leadership from DeSoto Parish Schools, regional school system superintendents, regional Teacher and Principal of the Year honorees, and Louisiana Department of Education staff.
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