Noble Academy, the only WilsonⓇ Accredited Partner in North Carolina, received the distinct honor of Best Practice Site from Wilson Language TrainingⓇ on Tuesday, January 2nd.
A Best Practice Site status signifies that Noble Academy has earned the prestigious right to become a resource for potential partners, school districts, and other literacy organizations to observe model implementation of WilsonⓇ program(s) and learn from the amazing faculty at Noble Academy.
“This distinction indicates the excellence in literacy instruction that Noble Academy provides to students with language based learning differences, such as dyslexia,” noted Amanda Carter, Head of School. “Being one of only five in the country, and the only one in the Southeast region with this honor, is both an achievement for our school and the community at large. Having a school with this level of accreditation and recognition right here in the Triad helps to strengthen our entire community by ensuring students with language based learning differences have an amazing opportunity to receive some of the very best research based instruction.”
Noble Academy met the requirements for this award by being an accredited partner for at least one year and providing support services to school districts and schools. Other requirements met were having a WilsonⓇ Credentialed Trainer on-site who provides WilsonⓇ professional learning in the Wilson Reading SystemⓇ. Aimee Gandee, Director of Educational Outreach, is the WilsonⓇ Credentialed Trainer at Noble and trains all faculty there and many others across the country in the Wilson Reading SystemⓇ. In addition, all students must be taught with fidelity of program instruction using authentic WilsonⓇ materials by WilsonⓇ certified instructors.
“We are incredibly proud of the work that Noble Academy has done to ensure that we are providing the best possible outcomes for our students. As an accredited partner and now Best Practice Site, we are able to offer the highest level of quality professional learning for our Noble Academy teachers while also serving as a model of excellence for other organizations,” states Gandee. “Our students receive the best possible research based instruction grounded in the Science of Reading, by credentialed and certified teachers who closely follow the implementation science of the Wilson Reading SystemⓇ. This recognition shows how effective Noble Academy is at helping students with dyslexia learn to read.”
Noble Academy is an independent, grades 2-12 day school empowering students with learning differences to pursue their highest potential within a comprehensive, supportive educational environment since 1987. To learn more or to register for the Community Open House on Thursday, January 25th from 9:30-11:30 am, visit nobleknights.org or follow on FB and Instagram.