Yellowstone Academy's director receives state education award
Kim Hansen, executive director of Yellowstone Academy, was recently named the AdvancED Texas Excellence in Education Award honoree.
The Excellence in Education Award was introduced in 2009 to recognize one individual in each of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) states for his or her achievements in education.
Nominees were judged on their contributions of generating a common vision and mission for higher expectations among students, faculty and the education community; demonstrating a record of significant and distinguished contribution to the education profession; providing a lasting positive impact on student learning; serving as a role model and mentor for students and future generations of educators; and demonstrating significant professional contribution to NCA CASI and SACS CASI.
Hansen graduated from Baylor University in 1982 with a bachelor's in education and received her master's in education administration from Houston Baptist University in 1999. She is certified by the state in early childhood education, first through eighth grade education and special education at all levels. She has also received her state certification in mid-management administration.
The Yellowstone Academy is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of establishing a high-quality, faith-based private school for students living in extreme poverty.
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