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Each faculty member is dedicated to our philosophy, our school, and most of all dedicated to our students. Our faculty have shown year after year that they are committed to the children they teach. Our faculty also understands that regardless of a school's setting, facilities, and programs, it is a human institution. The relationships between GLA teachers and students are essential to the overall success of each child. Great Lakes Academy also maintains small class sizes, with no more than ten students per classroom, allowing for important one-on-one time.

 

Great Lakes Academy Faculty members are all subject to, and must meet, the following requirements:

  • Maintain a caring and nurturing classroom environment
  • Be an appropriate role model both in and out of the classroom
  • Attend Regular Faculty Meetings
  • Complete 30 hours, each year, of continued training and seminars

 

Each faculty member will foster the student's growth:

  • Model appropriate actions and behaviors
  • Teach social skills throughout each day and praise desired behaviors
  • Look for teachable moments out of the classroom to reinforce social skills
  • Create interactive and hands-on assignments
  • each organizational skills and assist students in keeping a daily assignment book
  • Develop engaging field trips that relate to the curriculum
  • Utilize current technologies to motivate students to learn