Scholar Honored as ANet Student of the Year


The Achievement Network (ANet), a nonprofit that provides student assessments, professional development, and teacher coaching, honored several members of the Crescent City Schools network at their annual showcase on April 2.

Brison White, a sixth-grade scholar at Paul Habans Charter School, won the Student of the Year award. Nominated by his teachers, White was praised for his academic growth and test scores, which greatly surpassed that of his peers. When recognized, White thanked his teachers, Habans Principal Litouri Smith, and his family for their support.

Christine Fulton, a third grade teacher and team leader at Akili Academy, won the Teacher of the Year award. She was recognized for her data-driven approach to teaching, her collaboration with her team members, and her dedication to excellence in the classroom. Fulton joined Akili in 2011. The School Improvement Network recently featured her teaching in a series of professional development videos for educators.

Crescent City Schools CEO Kate Mehok said the evening was a great success for the network.

“It is always fulfilling when our scholars and teachers are honored for their hard work and dedication to excellence,” she said. “Our students and staff put in hundreds of hours beyond the standard school day to ensure their continued growth. We are so pleased to see their hard work recognized by the Achievement Network.”

Other accolades included the nomination of Allison Lowe, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Akili for School Leader of the Year, and Alicia Lykins, a second-grade teacher at Habans for Teacher of the Year.