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Teachers As Talent

Philip Kovacs, Ph.D / 2015-08-03

Google “teacher shortage” and the results are frightening. As a former teacher, and as a former teacher educator, I am not surprised. About five years ago, I surveyed an entire population of K-8 teachers. More than half said they would not encourage people to enter the profession. Their dissatisfaction wasn’t about pay. The teachers we surveyed were more concerned about autonomy, respect, and increased accountability measures that were either age inappropriate or ina... Read more.

You Ask, We Answer

Becky Tipton / 2015-07-15

Joining the Appleton Team FAQs A quick reference guide to answer your questions about how to join one of the nation’s fastest growing education companies. Appleton is filling more than 1,000 positions throughout Alabama and Georgia, which means we have many talented applicants who have questions about joining our team. In an effort to better serve and inform these potential candidates, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs: Q: Where can I find a listing of all of Appleton... Read more.

Afterschool Labs: An Authentic Extended Learning Program

Philip Kovacs, Ph.D / 2015-07-07

Appleton is entering its third year of running its extended learning program, Afterschool Labs, and enrollment continues to climb as we bring our program to new districts across the state of Alabama. As we grow, we thought it would be helpful to remind people about the importance of well-designed and well-run extended learning programs. Too often, extended learning programs are simply afterschool care, a place where kids sit in gyms or cafeterias waiting for their parents to collect... Read more.

Appleton Announces New School Partners, Northeast Georgia RESA and Meriwether County Schools

Melissa DeBolt / 2015-06-29

Appleton Announces New School Partners, Northeast Georgia RESA and Meriwether County Schools Appleton Learning is excited to announce two new Georgia school partners, Northeast Georgia RESA and Meriwether County Schools. The Georgia State Board of Education established Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) with the purpose of supporting schools districts by providing scalable resources, such as training, technical services, human resource services, and cooperative purchasing t... Read more.

Now hiring! More than 1,500 positions to be filled by August

/ 2015-06-24

Appleton Learning is hiring more than 1,600 talented substitute teachers and support staff for various school districts throughout the state of Alabama prior to the first day of school. In northern Alabama, more than 600 positions are available in several school districts, including Albertville City, Athens City, Cullman County, Decatur City, Huntsville City, Madison City, Marshall County, Marion County, and Morgan County. In central Alabama, more than 500 positions are available... Read more.

Summer Labs Free Week Winner Announced!

/ 2015-06-17

On June 12, Summer Labs, which operates as an extension of Huntsville City Schools’ Afterschool Labs program announced the winner of its “Free Week of Summer Labs” contest featured on Appleton’s Afterschool Labs Facebook page. Summer Labs marks the beginning of summer break for almost 500 Pre-K through 8th grade area students. The program serves students from Huntsville City Schools and Pelham City Schools, students who parti... Read more.

Summer Programs Officially Launched, One Parent to Win a FREE Week!

/ 2015-06-04

On June 1, Huntsville City Schools and Pelham City Schools, in partnership with Appleton Learning, launched their flagship 8-week summer camp program, Summer Labs, at four locations in Huntsville (Blossomwood Elementary, Providence Elementary, Weatherly Heights Elementary, and Hampton Cove Elementary) and one location in Pelham (Valley Intermediate School). Summer Labs, which operates as an extension of the districts’ Afterschool Labs programs, officially marks the beginning o... Read more.

Appleton Announces New School Partners

Sonia Robinson / 2015-05-27

Appleton Learning is excited to announce two new school partners, Morgan County Schools (AL) and Pike Road Schools. Appleton will provide Morgan County, AL schools with support staff services that will integrate efficiently and effectively with the district’s operations. “We chose Appleton to help with our support staff services so we can lessen our administrative burden and focus more on educating our children,” says Billy Hopkins, Morgan County... Read more.

Appleton School-Based Team Member Of The Year Announced

Sonia Robinson / 2015-05-13

Recently, Rajeswari (Raje) Chodavarupu, a substitute teacher for Pelham and Alabaster, AL, won Appleton Learning’s School-Based Team Member of the Year Award. The award is given to the Appleton school-based team member who is dedicated to fulfilling their job duties and consistently dependable, exhibits a positive and supportive attitude, is actively involved with their school, and overall, exemplifies Appleton Learning’s outstanding service to its students and schools. &ldquo... Read more.

Michele Pepper Wins Appleton's Employee Of The Quarter Program Award

Sonia Robinson / 2015-05-08

Michele Pepper, Appleton Learning’s Huntsville Afterschool Labs program manager, recently won Appleton’s Employee of the Quarter Program Award. The award is given to an employee who serves Appleton, and the people it serves, in an exceptional manner by exemplifying outstanding service through their work and exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude. “Michele was selected for a number of reasons. She manages a program that delivers an engaging, hands-on curriculu... Read more.

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