Syracuse City School District Educator Wins National Award
The Syracuse City School District is proud to announce that Ms. Francine Grannell, Lead Coach/Facilitator of the district’s Wilson Reading Program has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 Mary Ann Bonneau Administrator Award by Wilson Language Training.
In winning this award Ms. Grannell has proven to be extremely dedicated in striving to achieve literacy for all students in the Syracuse City School District. The award is given in honor of Mary Ann Bonneau, a veteran special educator in Worcester (MA) Public Schools. Ms. Bonneau worked tirelessly for more than 30 years as a special education teacher and chair of the Learning Disabilities Department. Ms. Grannell has shown that she embodies Mary Ann’s endless commitment to carrying out the Wilson Learning mission in a collaborative effort while making reading a possibility for every student.
Ms. Grannell provides professional development and training across the SCSD for teachers and administrators in the following Wilson Language programs: Fundations, Just Words and Wilson Reading System. She also is responsible for literacy training, consultation and support to schools for successful implementation and sustainable programming. Ms. Granell monitors student progress district-wide and assists teachers to modify instruction as needed. She also evaluates student performance data to determine the effectiveness of the Wilson Language Programs within the SCSD.
Ms. Grannell was honored for her work and received this tremendous award at the 2012 Wilson Leadership Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.