Jim Ferden, AHS Director of Music, was named a recipient of the Pino Insurance Agency Excellence in Education Award (EEA). Teachers receiving this award must meet 5 areas of criteria: 1) models professionalism 2) shows respect for students, colleagues, and parents 3) shares knowledge and ideas with colleagues/community 4) align goals with those identified in the Strategic Plan 5) exhibits unique dedication Jim was nominated by a band parent who wrote: "Jim is a true model of professionalism. He follows the four Pillars of Professionalism to the “T” – Punctuality, Preparation, Courtesy and Integrity." Congratulations Jim! The EEA was developed by the RCS Foundation and is funded through a generous donation by Michele Beitelshees of the Pino Insurance Agency.