In June, three educators from Athlos schools throughout the United States were chosen as recipients of the Athlos Distinguished Educator Award. Each of the three were chosen based on their excellence in exemplifying the Athlos Pillars of Performance: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character. The three educators are: James Bentz, Athlos Academy of Utah, Herriman, UT; Anthony Spano, Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish, Terrytown, LA; and Eunice Gyamerah, Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, St. Cloud, MN.
Gyamerah, who teaches English language learners (ELL) at Athlos Academy of St. Cloud, completed her first year of teaching and has already made her mark as an educator pursuing lifelong learning.
Camille Wells, Chief of Operations and Growth for Athlos Academies, said,
“Eunice shows leadership by pursuing her doctorate degree and studies focused on the Somali community. She displays curiosity by being a lifelong learner, benefitting her students and helping them become English language learners. She brings her personal and professional experience to her work with ELL students, helping them acquire English to reach their academic goals. She is also an advocate for the school, helping Athlos grow and serve more children in the St. Cloud community.”
Athlos Academies is a social venture providing a new and unique approach to teaching and learning. Its mission is to provide high-quality educational opportunities for the whole child built on the three foundational pillars: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character. Students participate in four scientifically developed physical activity sessions each week, Performance Character is integrated into the culture of the school, and high academic achievement is an expectation for all students.