Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

E-mail Bill | RSS Feed | In-depth coverage: Education Page | Follow The Post's education coverage: Twitter | Facebook

Posted at 3:50 PM ET, 02/ 9/2011

Charter educator gets Teacher of the Year, again

By Bill Turque

The public charter school community may believe that it gets shorted on issues such as funding and facilities. But it's a beast when it comes to the District of Columbia Teacher of the Year contest. For the third year in a row, an OSSE review panel has selected a charter school teacher for the honor. This year it's Jon Rolle, a third grade teacher at Friendship's Southeast Elementary Academy. Rolle, who teaches an all-boys class, was selected "because of his dedication to his students, his firm belief that all students can achieve, his commitment to teaching, and his ability to serve as an ambassador and role model for teachers of the District of Columbia," said the announcement from the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

Two finalists were also from charter schools: Julianna Tabor, a second grade teacher at Excel Academy ,and Oliver Jones, a 10th grade math teacher at Hyde Leadership.

Follow D.C. Schools Insider every day at schools. And for admissions advice, college news and links to campus papers, please check out our new Higher Education page at Bookmark it!

By Bill Turque  | February 9, 2011; 3:50 PM ET
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Arbitrator reverses 2008 firings, union says
Next: D.C. still mum on appealing reversal of firings


Male teachers win these types of awards disproportionately. I don't think it is fair at all.

Posted by: heatherdc1980 | February 10, 2011 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations Jon Rolle! Heatherdc1980, I do not know of evidence to show that male teachers are overrepresented in this award. If I remember correctly, last year's winner was a female special education teacher, also from Friendship. If anything, we should be giving awards out left and right to the few male elementary/middle school teachers in the District. These young boys need strong male guidance. It's wonderful to see Mr. Rolle receive this award. Congratulations again!

Posted by: lafilleverte | February 15, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company