Education Alum Finalist at 2011 PBS Teacher’s Innovation Awards

July 29, 2011 Donna Whitlock

Brandi Wright Leggett, who earned a Master of Education degree and certification in Elementary Education in 2006, was profiled on ShawneeDispatch.com. Leggett was a Transitional Support Teacher (TST) in Philadelphia and enrolled in Arcadia’s Master of Education program through what was then known as Educational Outreach and is now Arcadia’s Center for Adult and Professional Education (CAPE).

Add PBS to the list of those who’ve recognized Prairie Ridge Elementary School’s Brandi Leggett.

Leggett, a third-grade teacher, was a second-place finalist in the 2011 PBS Teacher’s Innovation Awards earlier this summer, another in what is becoming a lengthy list of accolades received since she began teaching two years ago at the school.

Earlier this year, Leggett and her class submitted a 4-minute video highlighting how they used PBS resources to interact with and investigate the wide array of animals Leggett keeps in her classroom.

She said the cross-curricular project allowed students to better understand and implement the scientific method.

“There are always ideas out there,” she said. “I try to look at what can be done to close the achievement gap.”

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