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Education Spotlight: Brandy Hughey

Education Spotlight: Brandy Hughey
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Tell us about your educational highlight honor or accomplishment. What is it and how did you do it?

“I am currently Sadler Arts Academy Site Educator of the Year for 2018. Site educator is someone who is nominated and voted for by peers.”

Why is this accomplishment important for you?

“The reason I feel this is such a tremendous accomplishment is because being a teacher at Sadler I have had the privilege of teaching at a National School of Character and a National Blue Ribbon School. Both awards are of very prestigious recognition that showcase the efforts of our school’s educators. Knowing that I am among educators of that magnitude and that they chose me to represent them is an honor. As a teacher, this honor is important to my profession because it allows me to showcase the importance of being a positive role model for my students and colleagues.”

How much did you have to work to accomplish this goal or honor?

“I feel the emphasis on this accomplishment reflects the drive and compassion one exhibits during daily interactions with students and colleagues.”

What plans do you have for the future?

“My future plans are to continue to be a lifelong learner so that I am able to provide the best education for our future leaders.” 

Meet Brandy Hughey.

School and position: Sadler Arts Academy kindergarten teacher.

City of residence: Muskogee.

Activities and duties at school: Past and previous duties — Professional Learning Community co-leader; Head of hospitality; Professional Learning Community recorder; Assisted with character event that was awarded a Promising Practice; Summer school educator; after-school tutor; assist with parent literacy nights; assist with the Nutcracker production; Gallery Nights; student-led conferences; Site Leadership team; Learning Cluster; STEM Field Day; Organizing productions and receptions for National School of Character and National Blue Ribbon School.

School honors or awards: Graduated from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, 2008, Magna Cum Laude; 2018 Sadler Arts Academy Site Educator of the Year; MEA Teacher of the Month, March 2018 and December 2014. State School of Character Promising Practice recipient; National School of Character, staff member; National Blue Ribbon School, staff member; Muskogee Education Foundation Grant Recipient, 2011.

Community activities and/or honors: Volunteered to assist in designing and building an age-appropriate playground for low-income children; Helped plan and facilitate Literacy Nights each year, which bring the community into the school with activities focused on literacy, the arts, and service learning; Service Learning Projects with students include Angel Tree, Fostering Hope, Operation Warm Hugs, Muskogee Food Pantry.

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