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Over a dozen PSJA ISD educators named to Renaissance National Honor Roll for accelerating students’ growth in reading

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PHARR, TEXAS— Fifteen educators from Carmen Anaya Elementary and McKeever Elementary in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) have been named to the 2019 Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in advancing student’s achievement in reading. 


The educators earned the prestigious recognition by guiding effective implementation of the independent reading practice in Accelerated Reader 360, a K-12 program that motivates students and personalizes reading practice while enabling educators to monitor comprehension and growth. 


Renaissance® is the leader in K-12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance Accelerated Reader products equip teachers with unparalleled insight into independent reading practice, research-proven goal setting tools, activities that span a variety of skills and text types, and a worldwide community of support. 


The educators named to the 2019 Renaissance National Honor Roll are as follows: 


Carmen Anaya Elementary in Pharr

  1. Bertha Cantu, Principal  

  1. Laura A. Quiroz, Librarian 

  1. Graciela Esparza, 3rd grade teacher 

  1. Alicia Flores, 2nd grade teacher 

  1. Christina Rangel, Kinder teacher 

  1. Crystal Moreno, 4th grade teacher 

  1. Graciela Rodriguez, 3rd grade teacher 

  1. Hilda Gonzalez, 3rd grade teacher 

  1. Mario Sanchez, 5th grade teacher 

  1. Nayla Palacios, 2nd grade teacher 

  1. Rosie Perez, 1st grade teacher 

  1. Zulema Elizondo, 1st grade teacher 


John McKeever Elementary in Alamo 

  1. Michelle Rosales, Librarian 

  1. Judith Castillo, 3rd-grade teacher 

  1. Lynneth Garza, 2nd-grade teacher 


Renaissance Learning provides educators with research-based data targets for reading and math practice that lead to an effective and sustainable implementation over a 25-week period. Those who successfully lead their students to achieve the targets earn National Honor Roll status and receive a certificate and celebratory items to recognize their students’ success.’