Glades Central teachers honored

BELLE GLADE – Lloyd Cordner, a Special Education Teacher and Tamara Sutherland, a General Education Teacher, at Glades Central High School were recently selected as the 2016 Collaborative Teaching Team Award by the Exceptional Student Education Department.
Mr. Cordner and Mrs. Sutherland teach mathematics at Glades Central High School and were nominated by their principal, Angela Moore Avery and their colleagues. Both teachers are being recognized for their tireless efforts of ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the general education classroom environment in a meaningful way.
According to their principal, “Mr. Cordner and Mrs. Sutherland’s level of engagement as collaborative teachers is synergetic. They engage in collaborative planning and continuous dialogue to ensure high level of rigor and learning mastery for students with disabilities. They present individual lessons in multiple format so that ALL students have the opportunity to hear different methods to solve math problems.”
Mr.Cordner and Mrs. Sutherland stated that they lean on each other’s expertize per their respective areas of certification and are always striving to learn new and innovative ways to teach each student in their classroom. They describe their experience collaborative teachers as beneficial for students by stating that “With two teachers in the room, there is more attention and better quality to the instructions.”
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Cordner and Mrs. Sutherland for their exemplary work in the education of students with disabilities as well as their commitment and dedication to furthering exceptional student education.
The Collaborative Teaching Team Award is given in recognition of special education teachers and general education teachers who provide collaborative direct services to students with disabilities.
Teaching Team of the Year exemplifies the best in providing specially designed instruction and differentiated instructional practices that meet the needs of all students.
If you have any questions or are considering nominating a team at your school, please contact Dr. Fartun Mohamud at

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