Certified Teachers Make the Most of Each Student's Experience
Teachers at Insight manage all facets of the instructional experience. In middle school, the teacher assigned to your student establishes the Individualized Learning Plan, monitors progress, provides targeted intervention when needed, answers questions, and monitors attendance.
Unlike a traditional school, our teachers do most of this work remotely rather than in the classroom. In grades 7–8, teachers communicate with both parents and students on a regular basis through various methods such as e-mail, phone, one-to-one online meetings, and live "ClassConnect" sessions.
As your child progresses, the teacher remains involved to monitor progress, ensure mastery, and develop a specific intervention plan if he or she is struggling with a concept. These difficulties are identified by assessments that come at the end of every lesson and unit, by the regular progress testing proscribed at the beginning of the year, and through direct check-ins between parent, student, and teacher.
By high school, more instruction happens through real-time "ClassConnect" online sessions and extra sessions are offered, as needed, one-to-one and in small group online sessions to help students work through difficult topics. High school teachers are all subject-matter experts and are available to help with coursework and answer questions online, over the phone, and by posting information and advice for all students in the "Teacher's Office" threaded discussion board.
Elma Sproul joined the Insight Academy of Arizona staff in December of 2012, during the first year Insight began. She is a High School Advisor and Homeroom Teacher and is currently the lead advisor for roles and responsibilities. Prior to joining the ISAZ team, she worked at Arizona Virtual Academy as a counselor tech. She earned her bachelor's degree in Education in 1985 and has taught in several states and overseas. She has worked with all ages in the education field from elementary school through high school, and even adult education. She enjoys working with high school students and teaches an elective course for her homeroom students. Elma is married and has two adult children. She wears many hats as a teacher, advisor, military spouse and military mom. She loves being a part of the Insight team and in her free time volunteers weekly, working with children.
Jennifer Elzholz joined K12 in 2011 and has been a part of ISAZ since it opened in 2012. She is an Arizona highly qualified middle school math teacher and has worked in education for 11 years. Jennifer graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education K-8. While working for K12 Jennifer has held several positions including fundamentals of geometry and algebra teacher, math Interventionist, seventh and eighth grade math teacher for Insight Academy, pre-algebra teacher and currently is the full time middle school student success advisor for Insight Academy of Arizona. She is excited to be a part of Insight Academy and works closely with our Insight Middle School families.