Brooke Giles, Fine Arts Teacher:
“It has been an honor and pleasure working for Arrow Academy for the past 6 years. Having experienced two different schools and leaders, with very different leadership styles, within Arrow Academy's system; the top-down culture of professional growth and respect is evident, clear and consistent. Even with their differences, both administrators were diligent in putting to practice Arrow's organizational values of the EXCEL model, and teacher mastery, development and growth. With the absence of punitive measures and bureaucracy, Arrow Academy is a safe place to grow and be developed into a masterful teacher and well-rounded leader. I am continuously challenged to hone my skills in order to provide exceptional instruction and character development opportunities to our students. While working for Arrow, I have been given the freedom to design my instruction and create/lead campus initiatives that align with my conceptual thinking preference and creative spirit. What makes Arrow a jewel is that all this happens in a warm, healthy and supportive work environment. My director and colleagues are truly my second family.”
Brian Roswell, 3-5 Math Teacher:
“As an educator at Arrow Academy, I work collaboratively with an amazing team who shares a universal vision to humanize the teaching profession. Through Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH), Arrow Academy creates a safe learning environment to cultivate academic success. Partnering with Emergenetics, teachers are trained to deliver impactful lessons based on the various learning preferences of each student. Another unique aspect of Arrow Academy is the ability to differentiate instruction through the use of one-to-one technology. Communication is seamless and our voices are heard. Compensation is not based on tenured years of service but rather, the fidelity and passion we put forth to carry-out the mission and vision of Arrow Academy. If you advocate strong work ethics to elevate this profession, Arrow Academy welcomes your consideration.”
Angela Alva, Kindergarten Teacher:
"I never thought Arrow Academy would have been the ideal district to begin my career as an educator. However, once employed, I was pleased to know that my salary would be based on my performance versus my experience. But the best benefit of all, is that I have the opportunity to work in a great district with a group of wonderful teachers who embody the essence of family.”
Clarissa Crayton, 1st/2nd ELA Teacher:
"Working with Arrow Academy has been one of the most rewarding career experiences I have had in teaching. As a 1st/2nd grade ELA teacher with the district for over 5 years, I have seen so much growth and progress in our students as well as myself and other co-workers. One of the most enjoyable things that I love about our district is our morning engagements. Every day as a school, we get a chance to engage with every student before the day starts and come together on one accord. I truly feel that is what makes our school feel more like a family. Additionally, our campuses have truly amazing and supportive administration and support staff. Needless to say, I love what I do and with whom and where I get to do it!!!"
Kristin Neathery, 3-5 Math Teacher:
I have had the joy to teach at Save Our Streets for going on four years now. In that time I have taught 2nd-5th grade, which means that I've had most of the same students from my first year of teaching. As any first year teacher is I was far from perfect, however as my students learned I learned how to be a better teacher for them. I now come to school everyday to more than just a classroom. These kids have become a part of me. Our classroom that we've created together has become a home, complete with 2 guinea pigs and a bunny that hops around our room daily. My kids know that I'm not perfect and I know that they're not perfect, and therefore it's an environment where it's okay to make a mistake when learning. I have the joy of seeing these kids grow from little bitty 2nd graders into great big almost 6th graders, which means I've also seen the growth that they've made. While each student has their own strengths it's also okay to acknowledge that we all have weaknesses, and I've been able to see those weaknesses turn into strengths. Another great thing about our school is that our staff comes to school ready to serve our kids in any way that they may need. Some days that means being a shoulder to cry on, and ear to listen, a lunch buddy, or even someone to encourage them to keep going when they feel like quitting. These fellow staff members have not only become part of my personal family, but they're family to our students as well. Our students know that when they walk through our doors that they're going to be loved no matter what, and that they truly matter within our school community.