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. She is a currently a counselor for our high school students. Since 2012 she has worked in several roles in our schools including as a High School Advisor, Homeroom Teacher and 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.
Shannon Rachal Shannon Rachal has taught at Insight since October 2012. She earned her BA of English from Northwestern State University in 1998, a MEd of Instructional Technology from McNeese State University in 2000, and her teaching certification from Louisiana State University in 2003. Shannon taught English for eight years at brick and mortar schools in Louisiana before moving to Arizona in 2012. She holds a highly qualified certification in secondary English and an Arizona CRE certification in Industrial and Emerging Technology.
Jodie McCluskey (Mrs. J) joined Insight Academy of Arizona 2 years ago and has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology and the Digital Arts areas. She earned her Level One Project Management Badge by being an innovator in project based learning at Insight. She is inspired by her students and believes that every student can achieve their dreams with appreciation, praise and most importantly engagement. She believes that when her students have a tangible connection to a project and experience how it can affect meaningful change in a person’s life, it will enable them to better comprehend the significant, real world impact of their project goals.